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It’s been a week since Pennsylvania’s primary election day, giving Montgomery County officials some time to digest feedback on the new paper-ballot voting machines.
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Jim Melwert
July 09, 2019 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Less than a week after Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a sweeping election reform bill that would have helped counties pay for new voting machines, he’s saying the state will issue a $90 million bond. But Republicans in the state legislature beg to differ. Late last month, the...
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Election official Mary Wickersham enters selections into a voting machine during a public accuracy testing of Election Day voting machines, Oct. 23, 2018 in Minnesota.
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Tony Romeo
July 05, 2019 - 1:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a controversial bill Friday that would have eliminated the straight-party ticket option on voting machines. Senate Bill 48 — passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in the final days before summer recess — would have provided up to $90...
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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Tony Romeo
June 28, 2019 - 2:37 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania lawmakers have now finished work on a new state budget. Gov. Tom Wolf said the spending plan and its companion bills will become law. The new budget has more money for education — nearly doubling early childhood education funding in five years — and...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Steve Tawa
June 27, 2019 - 2:55 pm
For the latest, read " Hahnemann University Hospital employees march to CEO's home in protest ." ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine has ordered Hahnemann University Hospital and its owners to cease and desist plans to close the hospital, as of Thursday...
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Hahnemann University Hospital rally
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June 27, 2019 - 7:39 am
UPDATED: 3:15 p.m. Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that the state has ordered Hahnemann to cease and desist plans to close the hospital, as of Thursday afternoon. To read more, click here . ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of nurses, union members and lawmakers...
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Six people were shot, one of them killed, when someone opened fire at a graduation party here at Paschall Playground in Southwest Philly
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June 26, 2019 - 12:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The scourge of gun violence in Philadelphia was brought into sharp focus by the Father's Day weekend shooting in Southwest Philadelphia . A gunman opened fire at a graduation/Father's Day party in Paschall Playground on the night of Sunday, June 16, killing one man...
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Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and the announcement comes with mixed reactions.
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Justin Udo
June 19, 2019 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law in 1863, but it was not until June 19, 1865 when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were told of the abolition of slavery. That date is known...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
June 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House is expected to vote as soon as Wednesday on legislation to once again eliminate Pennsylvania’s General Assistance program, and a key state senator says that chamber is likely to take it up before summer recess. A 2012 law that ended the $200 monthly...
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Tony Romeo
June 18, 2019 - 3:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Wolf has vetoed a bill that would have authorized expansion of a tax credit program for private school scholarships. The bill vetoed by Wolf would have expanded the $110 million dollar Educational Improvement Tax Credit, or EITC program, by $100 million and...
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