Pennsylvania Senate

A man rides a scooter Oct. 4, 2018, in Tempe.
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Pat Loeb
February 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A major step forward has been made in getting electric scooters legalized in Philadelphia. Lawmakers in Harrisburg introduced legislation Tuesday that would make them legal in the state for the first time. Coincidentally, Philadelphia City Council is holding hearings...
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Gov. Tom Wolf leaves the Capitol after giving his budget address, Feb. 5, 2019.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
February 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Republicans have heaped praise on Gov. Tom Wolf's budget address Feb. 5, but that doesn't mean the road is paved for the big-ticket proposals he has outlined. Wolf framed this as "the most significant element" in his budget address: "A plan to create a new...
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Daylin Leach
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Jim Melwert
February 04, 2019 - 1:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach is stepping down as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Leach said he told Jay Costa, the chairman of the committee, that he is focusing on — in his words — "working to clear my name." Leach has filed a defamation suit against...
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State Sen. Anthony Williams (podium) introduces Senate Bill 14.
Courtesy of state Sen. Anthony Williams
Cherri Gregg
January 29, 2019 - 12:54 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Senate has introduced a bill that would reform the commonwealth's probation system — legislation that was inspired by rapper Meek Mill's case. Robert Rahmeek Williams, aka Meek Mill, was sentenced to two to four years in prison for a technical...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
January 01, 2019 - 4:34 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — While many of their constituents had family dinners or watched football, Pennsylvania lawmakers gathered in the state Capitol to begin a new two-year session of the legislature. But why so early into 2019? The Pennsylvania Constitution mandates that lawmakers...
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Mike Stack
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Tony Romeo
November 17, 2018 - 10:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Democratic Lieutenant Governor and former Philadelphia state senator Mike Stack this past week said farewell to the Senate, the chamber over which he has presided for the past four years. The state Senate returned for one post-election day to elect leaders for the...
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Bucks County Congressional Race
Jim Melwert
November 07, 2018 - 1:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It might sound counterintuitive, but Democratic gains in Southeastern Pennsylvania in the state House and Senate may actually make the state legislature more conservative. Republicans still hold 13 more of the 203 seats in the state House, and 29 of the 50 state...
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Tony Romeo
October 09, 2018 - 3:02 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A bill that would tighten up gun regulations in domestic violence cases is already awaiting the governor's signature, and now more legislation aimed at curbing domestic abuse could be on the way. The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee Tuesday advanced several...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
October 03, 2018 - 4:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf said he is eager to sign a bill that is intended to get and keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers more quickly and effectively. The bill, which is on its way to Wolf's desk and will soon to become law, will require people convicted of...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
October 01, 2018 - 7:08 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Archdiocese is going on the offensive against legislation now before the Pennsylvania Senate that would open a two-year window allowing adult victims of clergy sexual abuse, which occurred when they were children, to sue. A letter from Archbishop...
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