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Could This Be the Week Pennsylvania Legalizes Medical Marijuana?

This could — maybe — be the week medical marijuana becomes legal in Pennsylvania. After percolating for several years, the issue arrives before the House this week […]

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Hite: Every School Will Get a Nurse, Counselor If Wolf’s Budget Passes

Superintendent William Hite made a surprise announcement Thursday that every school in Philadelphia will have a full-time nurse and counselor next year — if, that is, the state’s GOP-controlled […]

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Proposal Would Expand “Do Not Call” List

Pennsylvania’s “Do Not Call” registry has existed for 20 years now, yet state residents can still often find themselves on the receiving end of unwanted […]

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Clinton, Trump Lead Among Pa. Voters

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the leading presidential candidates in Pennsylvania, according to a new Franklin & Marshall poll. Primary election day is still […]

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Will Brian Sims Fight Off Two Ballot Challenges?

When state Rep. Brian Sims dropped out of the 2nd Congressional District race last week, some political observers speculated that it meant he would have a smoother reelection […]

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Proposal: Pa. Legislators Should Serve Longer Terms

Would lengthening the terms of senators and representatives in Harrisburg lower the temperature of politics at in the state capital? Rep. David Parker thinks so. The […]

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Wolf’s Policy Director, John Hanger, Resigns

Governor Tom Wolf’s secretary of policy and planning, John Hanger, is leaving the administration. In a statement, Hanger explained that he wants to spend more time with […]

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Pa. “Sanctuary Cities” Could Face Crackdown

A Philadelphia Republican plans to introduce a state bill that would hold “sanctuary cities” liable for damages and crimes caused by undocumented immigrants — and […]

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Kathleen Kane Won’t Run for Second Term

Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s scandal-plagued attorney general, said today she will not run for reelection. “This was not easy decision,” she said, before announcing. “I am […]

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State Could Ban Cold Medicine Sales to Minors

The war on cold medicine continues. State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, a Republican who serves parts of Bucks and Montgomery counties, told colleagues this week he […]

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Pa. Senate to Vote Wednesday on Kane’s Future

Kathleen Kane’s ability to survive scandal will face its biggest test so far on Wednesday. That’s when the Pennsylvania Senate will vote, deciding whether or […]

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Study: Philly Support for Public Schools Is On the Rise

There is a perception in some circles that the City of Philadelphia has been less than generous when it comes to public schools. But maybe it’s time […]

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Pa. Bill Could Curb Corporate Political Spending

If corporations are going to spend money lobbying government and making campaign contributions, Eddie Pashinski wants to make sure they do so with the consent […]

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Cruz Seeks State Audit of School District

A Philly Democrat is once again seeking a state audit of the Philadelphia school district’s finances, saying the district needs to show a “greater level […]

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Josh Shapiro Running for Attorney General “To Clean Up a Mess”

When he formally announces his candidacy for attorney general on Tuesday, Josh Shapiro will do so in a three-and-a-half-page letter to Pennsylvanians that never once […]