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Pennsylvania Bill Would Do Away With Non-Compete Clauses

A Berks County Democrat is proposing to do away with non-compete clauses in employment contracts, saying they quash innovation and drive workers out of state. […]

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Kane Won’t Defend Self in Pa. Senate

A bipartisan State Senate committee will meet next week to decide whether to recommend Kathleen Kane’s ouster from the attorney general’s office — but Kane […]

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Philly Dem Proposes State Assault Weapon Ban

A Philly Democrat wants Pennsylvania to impose an assault weapons ban at the state level. Sen. Larry Farnese on Tuesday sent colleagues a memo urging […]

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A Modest Proposal to End State Budget Impasse: Fire Half the Pa. Legislature

I’ve got a solution to the ongoing budget crisis in Harrisburg — let’s tear down the General Assembly and start over again. Let’s abolish the […]

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Late on Taxes? Didn’t File? A “Tax Amnesty” Could Help You Make Things Right.

Maybe you put off paying your taxes a little too long. Maybe you never filed in the first place. If that’s the case — and […]

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Wolf Calls Republican Budget “Ridiculous” “Garbage.” Promises Line-Item Veto

Last week, in a pre-Christmas shocker, the state’s Senate — contrary to reports that they’d reached an agreement with Gov. Tom Wolf on his “framework” budget — reversed […]

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Pa. Waits for Wolf Budget Decision

Gov. Tom Wolf could decide today whether to end the state’s months-old budget impasse — or whether to extend it into the New Year, AP reports.

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Senate Approves “House Version” of State Budget

[UPDATE] In an 11th-hour move, the Pennsylvania Senate has passed a $30.3 billion dollar budget package with a 33-17 vote. The legislators had previously been in favor of a […]

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Proposal: Ban Pa. Gun Sales to Terror Suspects

Pennsylvania would halt gun sales to people on federal “terror watch” lists, under legislation proposed this week by a Philadelphia Democrat. Sen. John Sabatina Jr. […]

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Wolf Says He’ll Veto “Stopgap” Budget

Gov. Tom Wolf told Pennsylvania lawmakers today he will veto any attempt to pass a “stopgap” budget, even though previous attempts to pass a full-year […]

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House Passes Bill to Permit Out-of-State Booze

Philly, you’re one step closer to buying alcohol in New Jersey or Delaware, then bringing it home. PennLive reports the Pennsylvania House voted today to […]

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Gov: We Have the Votes for a Budget

We’ve said it before, and been fully justified in doing so: We won’t believe that a state budget deal has been achieved until Gov. Tom […]

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State Senator Wants to Privatize the PPA; Jim Kenney Disagrees

The Pennsylvania Senate’s top Republican wants to privatize the Philadelphia Parking Authority, saying the new arrangement would increase funding to the city’s public schools.

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Now It’s House Republicans Blocking a Pa. Budget Deal

Maybe I was wrong. As the months dragged on without a state budget, I had increasingly come to believe that Gov. Tom Wolf was being […]

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Harrisburg Finally Has a Budget Deal

Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican legislative leaders say they have finally cut a tentative budget deal, reports NewsWorks’ Kevin McCorry. It includes a historic increase in education funding, which is a major […]