Pennsylvania Senate

Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
September 26, 2018 - 5:36 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania House has sent the Senate a bill intended to get guns out of the hands of domestic abusers in a swift manner. The bill would require people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence crimes or those under a final Protection From Abuse (PFA) order...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
September 25, 2018 - 12:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — There will be no swift action in the Senate on child sex abuse legislation passed by the House Tuesday. Victims have long sought legislation that would, essentially, expand the statute of limitations retroactively so that lawsuits can be filed. In the past, the...
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Republican Scott Wagner is running for Pennsylvania governor.
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Ian Bush
September 18, 2018 - 3:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Republican Scott Wagner, who is in Philadelphia Tuesday, is unveiling his plan to help struggling urban areas. In the state senator's campaign for Pennsylvania's next governor, one of his tenets is criminal justice reform — and he had some fighting words for the city'...
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Child sex abuse victims
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Tony Romeo
August 29, 2018 - 8:16 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It appears the recent revelations in the grand jury report on sexual abuse by priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses won't break the logjam over legislation to reform the statute of limitations long sought by victim advocates. The grand jury report recommends...
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Tom Wolf
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Tony Romeo
June 22, 2018 - 6:14 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Governor Tom Wolf is hailing the passage of ‘clean slate’ legislation. The bill is on its way to his desk after final passage in the Senate Friday. The “clean slate” measure builds on a law enacted more than two years ago that allowed individuals convicted of low-...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
June 22, 2018 - 2:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- More than a week ahead of the deadline, Pennsylvania has a new budget. Governor Tom Wolf signed the spending plan into law Friday night. Last year, the budget bill was passed on time, but lawmakers and Governor Wolf labored for months to come up with a revenue...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 20, 2018 - 3:36 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House has overwhelmingly approved a bill enacting a new state budget . Unburdened by deficits that plagued recent budget seasons, the Pennsylvania House Wednesday debated for just a half hour before sending the budget bill — which will require no new...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 19, 2018 - 9:35 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania House has approved a bill intended to address a court ruling that put Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana research program in jeopardy. In a case brought by numerous dispensaries, growers and processors, a Commonwealth Court judge last month issued an...
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Office of U.S. Senator Bob Casey
June 16, 2018 - 10:59 am
Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN (CNN) -- First things first: The theme song of the week is The Facts of Life from the television show The Facts of Life. The poll of the week: A new Franklin and Marshall poll that puts Democratic Sen. Bob Casey ahead of his Republican opponent Lou Barletta 44% to 27%...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 13, 2018 - 7:35 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Over the strenuous objections of some Democrats, the state Senate has approved controversial legislation that could change the way congressional maps are drawn up — and the way Pennsylvania judges are elected. The bill proposes amendments to the Pennsylvania...
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