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The Express-Times
Allentown goes overboard on retirement dealhefty sum to get someone through to the date at which he is leaving the distric
Allentown goes overboard on retirement deal
The Express-Times / Posted 23 hours ago
hefty sum to get someone through to the date at which he is leaving the district. Let's go back a few years: In 1996, the Pennsylvania Legislature acted to correct what it considered abuses of sabbatical leave by public school employees. It... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Kelly: Picking the best path forwardfor president of the United States. Chris’s grandmother, Marion L. Munley, was
Kelly: Picking the best path forward
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
for president of the United States. Chris’s grandmother, Marion L. Munley, was among the first women to serve in the Pennsylvania Legislature and a champion of equal pay for women. She took the seat upon the 1947 death of her husband, Robert... Read more
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Philly.com
Democrats: Better make this a tame bashshe who finds a worse candidate to run against. I often wonder while watching
Democrats: Better make this a tame bash
Philly.com / Posted 3 days ago
she who finds a worse candidate to run against. I often wonder while watching members of both parties in Congress, or the Pennsylvania Legislature, who must these people have beaten? And so what if you had to rig the process against better-liked... Read more
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TribLIVE
Gov. Wolf signs reforms bill for Pittsburgh watchdog that resulted from Trib investigationForest Hills and fellow Democratic Sen. Wayne Fontana, of Brookline, the ICA re
Gov. Wolf signs reforms bill for Pittsburgh watchdog that resulted from Trib investigation
TribLIVE / Posted 8 days ago
Forest Hills and fellow Democratic Sen. Wayne Fontana, of Brookline, the ICA reform legislation passed both chambers of the Pennsylvania legislature unanimously, helped along by powerful House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Marshall. “From the beginning,... Read more
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Newsmax
The Feds Get Caught in the Crossfire Between Students and Debt Collectorsloans. The selection followed years of assertions by the company that it is imm
The Feds Get Caught in the Crossfire Between Students and Debt Collectors
Newsmax / Posted 8 days ago
loans. The selection followed years of assertions by the company that it is immune from consumer lawsuits. Created by the Pennsylvania legislature in 1963, the company is now urging the U.S. Supreme Court to confirm that it enjoys a type of... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
The fight over where to buy beer in Pa.at convenience stores and supermarkets – aren’t the result of more liberal beer
The fight over where to buy beer in Pa.
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 12 days ago
at convenience stores and supermarkets – aren’t the result of more liberal beer laws; it’s quite the opposite. The Pennsylvania Legislature remains gridlocked on the issue, with lawmakers whipsawed by the clashing interests of bars,... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Governor signs $1.3B budget bailout packageHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania Legislature's session (al
Governor signs $1.3B budget bailout package
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania Legislature's session (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a $1.3 billion revenue package into law, just hours after the legislation became public and passed both the... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Governor signs $1.3B budget bailout packageHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania Legislature's session (al
Governor signs $1.3B budget bailout package
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania Legislature's session (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a $1.3 billion revenue package into law, just hours after the legislation became public and passed both the... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Pa Governor signs $1.3B budget bailout packageThe Latest on the Pennsylvania Legislature's session (all times local): 7:45 p
Pa Governor signs $1.3B budget bailout package
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 15 days ago
The Latest on the Pennsylvania Legislature's session (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a $1.3 billion revenue package into law, just hours after the legislation became public and passed both the Pennsylvania House and... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Pennsylvania Legislature passes tax packageA $1.3 billion revenue package is through the Pennsylvania Legislature and on i
Pennsylvania Legislature passes tax package
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 15 days ago
A $1.3 billion revenue package is through the Pennsylvania Legislature and on its way toward the desk of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 28-22 on Wednesday, minutes after the House voted 116-75 on a just-unveiled tax... Read more
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York Daily Record
Pennsylvania Legislature passes tax packageA $1.3 billion revenue package is through the Pennsylvania Legislature and on i
Pennsylvania Legislature passes tax package
York Daily Record / Posted 15 days ago
A $1.3 billion revenue package is through the Pennsylvania Legislature and on its way toward the desk of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 28-22 on Wednesday, minutes after the House voted 116-75 on a just-unveiled tax... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Tax package nearing readiness, lawmaker saysHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania Legislature's session (al
Tax package nearing readiness, lawmaker says
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania Legislature's session (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A top Senate Republican says a tax package to fund a $31.5 billion election-year spending plan is nearing readiness in the Pennsylvania... Read more
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The Express-Times
Buck-a-pack cigarette tax hike eyed to fund Pennsylvania budgetA top Senate Republican says a tax package to fund a $31.5 billion election-yea
Buck-a-pack cigarette tax hike eyed to fund Pennsylvania budget
The Express-Times / Posted 16 days ago
A top Senate Republican says a tax package to fund a $31.5 billion election-year spending plan is nearing readiness in the Pennsylvania Legislature. Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne, R-Lehigh, said Tuesday that the package will include a $1... Read more
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WBNG Binghamton
Tax package nearing readiness, PA lawmaker saysHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the Pennsylvania Legislature's session (a
Tax package nearing readiness, PA lawmaker says
WBNG Binghamton / Posted 16 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the Pennsylvania Legislature's session (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A top Senate Republican says a tax package to fund a $31.5 billion election-year spending plan is nearing readiness in the Pennsylvania... Read more
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Times News
Wolf lets Pa. budget become lawWolf said he would not stop a roughly $31 billion election-year spending bill f
Wolf lets Pa. budget become law
Times News / Posted 17 days ago
Wolf said he would not stop a roughly $31 billion election-year spending bill from becoming law, even though the gridlocked Pennsylvania Legislature remained unable to explain Sunday how it would pay for it. Wolf made the revelation during a Sunday... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Pa. budget bill to become law despite funding questionsWolf said he would not stop a roughly $31 billion election-year spending bill f
Pa. budget bill to become law despite funding questions
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
Wolf said he would not stop a roughly $31 billion election-year spending bill from becoming law, even though the gridlocked Pennsylvania Legislature remained unable to explain Sunday how it would pay for it. Wolf made the revelation during a Sunday... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Wolf to let budget bill become law despite funding questionsHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The gridlocked Pennsylvania Legislature remained unable
Wolf to let budget bill become law despite funding questions
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 18 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The gridlocked Pennsylvania Legislature remained unable to explain Sunday how it would pay for a roughly $31 billion spending bill it had already approved, although Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said he would not stop it from... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Wolf to let budget bill become law despite funding questionsHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The gridlocked Pennsylvania Legislature remained unable
Wolf to let budget bill become law despite funding questions
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The gridlocked Pennsylvania Legislature remained unable to explain Sunday how it would pay for a roughly $31 billion spending bill it had already approved, although Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said he would not stop it from... Read more
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TribLIVE
Wolf to let budget bill become law despite funding questionsWolf said he would not stop a roughly $31 billion election-year spending bill f
Wolf to let budget bill become law despite funding questions
TribLIVE / Posted 18 days ago
Wolf said he would not stop a roughly $31 billion election-year spending bill from becoming law, even though the gridlocked Pennsylvania Legislature remained unable to explain Sunday how it would pay for it. Wolf made the revelation during a Sunday... Read more
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TribLIVE
Court decision revives independent run for Senate2,500 signatures. U.S. District Judge Lawrence F. Stengel said the requirement
Court decision revives independent run for Senate
TribLIVE / Posted 20 days ago
2,500 signatures. U.S. District Judge Lawrence F. Stengel said the requirements would be in place “until such time as the Pennsylvania Legislature enacts a permanent measure amending or modifying the process” for minor-party candidates to get on... Read more
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Philly.com
Former foes Uber, PPA in temporary, $350K ride-share agreementonly be turned over to PPA when state legislation is passed that would regulate
Former foes Uber, PPA in temporary, $350K ride-share agreement
Philly.com / Posted 21 days ago
only be turned over to PPA when state legislation is passed that would regulate ride-sharing services such as Uber. The Pennsylvania Legislature failed last week before recessing for the summer to pass legislation on a measure that would have... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Letters to the Editor - July 7, 2016Needless lawmakers Editor: The Pennsylvania Legislature is divided over budget
Letters to the Editor - July 7, 2016
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
Needless lawmakers Editor: The Pennsylvania Legislature is divided over budget-related revenue issues, so the leaders have sent home rank and file lawmakers while they work out a solution. What this means is that if your representative is one of... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
YOUR OPINIONNeedless lawmakers Editor: The Pennsylvania Legislature is divided over budget
YOUR OPINION
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
Needless lawmakers Editor: The Pennsylvania Legislature is divided over budget-related revenue issues, so the leaders have sent home rank and file lawmakers while they work out a solution. What this means is that if your representative is one of... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Ballot access ruling a win for third partiesIt is sadly ironic and a great discredit to the Pennsylvania Legislature that t
Ballot access ruling a win for third parties
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 22 days ago
It is sadly ironic and a great discredit to the Pennsylvania Legislature that today, the commonwealth has the toughest ballot restrictions of any state - restrictions that shut out minor party candidates and concentrate power in the Democratic and... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Court razes barrier to ballot accesspolitical parties, and worried about highly concentrated political power. It i
Court razes barrier to ballot access
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 24 days ago
political parties, and worried about highly concentrated political power. It is sadly ironic and a great discredit to the Pennsylvania Legislature that today, the commonwealth has the toughest ballot restrictions of any state — restrictions that... Read more
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York Daily Record
James Smith, York County's Signer of the Declaration of Independence1777-June 27, 1778) Congress met here in York. After the war, Smith carried on
James Smith, York County's Signer of the Declaration of Independence
York Daily Record / Posted 24 days ago
1777-June 27, 1778) Congress met here in York. After the war, Smith carried on his law practice and served a term in the Pennsylvania legislature. He declined an appointment as Judge of Court of Appeals of Pennsylvania in 1780 because he was... Read more
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The Morning Call
Alan Jennings - By not raising minimum wage, Pa. lawmakers tell workers: tough luckFriday is the 10th anniversary of the last time the Pennsylvania Legislature ac
Alan Jennings - By not raising minimum wage, Pa. lawmakers tell workers: tough luck
The Morning Call / Posted 27 days ago
Friday is the 10th anniversary of the last time the Pennsylvania Legislature acted to improve the wages of our lowest-paid neighbors, when the minimum wage in the state was set to rise from $5.15 an hour to $7.15 in two steps over a year. Community... Read more
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Times News
Highlights of legislationHighlights of the main budget bill passed Thursday by the Pennsylvania Legislat
Highlights of legislation
Times News / Posted 27 days ago
Highlights of the main budget bill passed Thursday by the Pennsylvania Legislature. Revenues to balance the budget remain in the works. THE BIG PICTURE:The budget would increase spending through the state’s main bank account to just over $31.5... Read more
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TribLIVE
Federal judge’s order against Pa. called ‘huge win’ for minor-party candidateshis order Friday, U.S. District Judge Lawrence F. Stengel set uniform requireme
Federal judge’s order against Pa. called ‘huge win’ for minor-party candidates
TribLIVE / Posted 27 days ago
his order Friday, U.S. District Judge Lawrence F. Stengel set uniform requirements that will apply “until such time as the Pennsylvania Legislature enacts a permanent measure amending or modifying the process” for minor-party candidates to get on... Read more
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The Morning Call
Court decision lowers signature requirements for minor party candidates in Pennsylvaniapark," said Larry Otter, a Bucks County lawyer who handles ballot-access cases.
Court decision lowers signature requirements for minor party candidates in Pennsylvania
The Morning Call / Posted 27 days ago
park," said Larry Otter, a Bucks County lawyer who handles ballot-access cases. The question now is whether and how the Pennsylvania Legislature will respond, Otter said. Last week, the Senate unanimously approved legislation that mirrors the... Read more
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York Daily Record
Minor parties get easier ballot access in Pa.park," said Larry Otter, a Bucks County lawyer who handles ballot-access cases.
Minor parties get easier ballot access in Pa.
York Daily Record / Posted 27 days ago
park," said Larry Otter, a Bucks County lawyer who handles ballot-access cases. The question now is whether and how the Pennsylvania Legislature will respond, Otter said. Last week, the Senate unanimously approved legislation that mirrors the... Read more
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Times News
Wolf gets budgetHARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Legislature on Thursday sent Democratic Gov. Tom
Wolf gets budget
Times News / Posted 27 days ago
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Legislature on Thursday sent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf the main budget bill with hours to spare before the start of the new fiscal year, but left undone the challenge of figuring out how to raise more than $1 billion in... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
Wolf receives main Pa. budget legislationHARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Legislature on Thursday sent Democratic Gov. Tom
Wolf receives main Pa. budget legislation
Altoona Mirror / Posted 28 days ago
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Legislature on Thursday sent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf the main budget bill with hours to spare before the start of the new fiscal year, but left undone the challenge of figuring out how to raise more than $1 billion in... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Wolf gets main Pennsylvania budget bill but tax issue loomsHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature on Thursday sent Democratic
Wolf gets main Pennsylvania budget bill but tax issue looms
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 28 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature on Thursday sent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf the main budget bill with hours to spare before the start of the new fiscal year, but left undone the challenge of figuring out how to raise more than $1... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Highlights of Pennsylvania budget legislationHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Highlights of the main budget bill passed Thursday by th
Highlights of Pennsylvania budget legislation
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 28 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Highlights of the main budget bill passed Thursday by the Pennsylvania Legislature, hours before the start of the state government's 2016-17 fiscal year. Other pieces of the budget package, including revenues to balance it,... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Wolf gets main Pennsylvania budget bill but tax issue loomsHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature on Thursday sent Democratic
Wolf gets main Pennsylvania budget bill but tax issue looms
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 28 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature on Thursday sent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf the main budget bill with hours to spare before the start of the new fiscal year, but left undone the challenge of figuring out how to raise more than $1... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Highlights of Pennsylvania budget legislationHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Highlights of the main budget bill passed Thursday by th
Highlights of Pennsylvania budget legislation
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 28 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Highlights of the main budget bill passed Thursday by the Pennsylvania Legislature, hours before the start of the state government's 2016-17 fiscal year. Other pieces of the budget package, including revenues to balance it,... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Highlights of Pennsylvania budget legislationHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Highlights of budget legislation under consideration in
Highlights of Pennsylvania budget legislation
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 28 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Highlights of budget legislation under consideration in the Pennsylvania Legislature ahead of the start of the state government's 2016-17 fiscal year on Friday. THE BIG PICTURE The budget package increases spending through... Read more
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York Daily Record
York NAACP chief: Raise Pa. minimum wageJune 30, 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the last time the Pennsylvania Legi
York NAACP chief: Raise Pa. minimum wage
York Daily Record / Posted 28 days ago
June 30, 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the last time the Pennsylvania Legislature acted to raise the minimum wage. June 30, 2006, the minimum wage was raised to $7.25 an hour. Since 2006, D.C. and 29 states, including all of the states that... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Pennsylvania Senate eyes House's budget bill panned by Wolf as unbalancedThe Pennsylvania Legislature is in session, a day before the state government's
Pennsylvania Senate eyes House's budget bill panned by Wolf as unbalanced
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 29 days ago
The Pennsylvania Legislature is in session, a day before the state government's fiscal-year deadline and no sign on how the Senate will handle the House's just-passed budget bill. Senators were scheduled Wednesday to discuss the House budget plan... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Senate eyes House's budget bill panned by Wolf as unbalancedThe Pennsylvania Legislature is in session, a day before the state government's
Senate eyes House's budget bill panned by Wolf as unbalanced
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 29 days ago
The Pennsylvania Legislature is in session, a day before the state government's fiscal-year deadline and no sign on how the Senate will handle the House's just-passed budget bill. Senators were scheduled Wednesday to discuss the House budget plan... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Pennsylvania House OKs budget bill Wolf pannedHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on budget developments in the Pennsylvania Le
Pennsylvania House OKs budget bill Wolf panned
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 30 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on budget developments in the Pennsylvania Legislature (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is passing a nearly $31.6 billion spending plan to the Senate, but it hasn't convinced... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Pennsylvania House OKs budget bill Wolf pannedHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on budget developments in the Pennsylvania Le
Pennsylvania House OKs budget bill Wolf panned
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 30 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on budget developments in the Pennsylvania Legislature (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is passing a nearly $31.6 billion spending plan to the Senate, but it hasn't convinced... Read more
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WPTZ Burlington
Justin Antoniotti named President, General Manager of WPTZ/WNNEvolunteer fire departments leading to wide gaps in fire response times -- a ser
Justin Antoniotti named President, General Manager of WPTZ/WNNE
WPTZ Burlington / Posted a month ago
volunteer fire departments leading to wide gaps in fire response times -- a series which helped spur remedial action in the Pennsylvania Legislature. WTAE also has been awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence, from the... Read more
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Philly.com
It's long past time to raise the minimum wage in Pa.JUNE 30, 2006. That was the last time the Pennsylvania Legislature voted on min
It's long past time to raise the minimum wage in Pa.
Philly.com / Posted 1 months ago
JUNE 30, 2006. That was the last time the Pennsylvania Legislature voted on minimum wage legislation. Since then, 29 states and the District of Columbia have raised their minimum wages, including all of the states that surround our state. California,... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Tax fairnesson a pay-as-you-go basis, and it is based on a person's ability to pay, not on
Tax fairness
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 1 months ago
on a pay-as-you-go basis, and it is based on a person's ability to pay, not on property or a person's occupation. If the Pennsylvania legislature and the voters would approve a constitutional amendment to legalize a graduated personal income tax,... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Pa. gambling expansion key as budget agreement nearsHARRISBURG, Pa. — Democrats and Republicans in the Pennsylvania legislature are
Pa. gambling expansion key as budget agreement nears
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 1 months ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Democrats and Republicans in the Pennsylvania legislature aren’t exactly giving themselves hugs and high-fives yet, but they are much closer to passing a state budget this year than they were at this time 12 months ago. With a June... Read more

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