Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Mayor Jim Kenney
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Justin Udo
August 02, 2018 - 5:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An initiative by Mayor Jim Kenney recently scored a big win, and now he's looking to use that win to fund different initiatives around the city. For more than a year, the Philadelphia soda tax has faced litigation over its statewide legality. "Pennsylvania Supreme...
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Christ the King Church on June 4, 2014, in University City, Mo.
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Mark Abrams
August 01, 2018 - 2:54 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Just weeks ahead of the court-ordered release of a statewide grand jury report on clergy sex abuse within the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg has released the names of 71 people accused of abusing children...
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Priest
July 27, 2018 - 6:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP/KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania’s highest court says a landmark grand jury report identifies over 300 “predator priests” in six of the state’s eight Roman Catholic dioceses. The Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling Friday that allows the report on clergy child sexual abuse —...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
July 18, 2018 - 6:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Wolf administration says it is reviewing and assessing the impact of a state Supreme Court ruling that has struck down a law that ended Pennsylvania's general cash assistance program for those in need. The law that ended cash assistance was passed by the...
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Soda Generic
Pat Loeb
July 18, 2018 - 10:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has delivered its long-awaited decision on Philadelphia's sweetened beverage tax, in favor of the city. It's been two years since City Council passed the 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages and a year and a half since it began...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Mark Abrams
July 02, 2018 - 12:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is filing an appeal Monday asking the state Supreme Court to lift its order postponing the release of a grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. The attorney general's office supervised...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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June 29, 2018 - 11:34 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor will ask the state Supreme Court to move quickly to allow the public release of a major grand jury report on allegations of child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Friday he'll ask the court to...
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Roman Catholic priest
Steve Tawa
June 25, 2018 - 4:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Days after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court blocked a grand jury report detailing sexual abuse by Catholic priests in six of the eight dioceses in the Commonwealth, it has now released an opinion supporting that order. In its original four-sentence order, the Supreme...
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U.S. Capitol
Tony Romeo
June 21, 2018 - 7:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The top Republicans in the Pennsylvania legislature are returning to the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of the state Supreme Court’s decision to impose a new map of congressional districts. But a spokesman for the House speaker said the petition is not intended to...
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Dreamstime
Steve Tawa
June 20, 2018 - 7:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Just before the release of a grand jury report expected to detail sexual abuse by Catholic priests in six dioceses across the commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has blocked it from being made public. The grand jury presentment — more than 800 pages — was...
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