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Toomey Wants to Repeal the Affordable Care Act With or Without a Replacement

Disability activists protested outside Sen. Pat Toomey’s Philadelphia office yesterday, some covered in fake blood, to speak out against his push to repeal the Affordable Care Act […]

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GOP Senate Candidate Attempts to Tie Casey to “Radical Leftist” Larry Krasner

Jeff Bartos, a Main Line Republican running against Sen. Bob Casey, has called on Casey to denounce Philly’s Democratic district attorney nominee. In a recently posted campaign […]

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Pa. Senate Committee Advances Bill That Would Limit Wolf’s Economic Power

A Pennsylvania Senate Committee has approved a bill that would limit Gov. Tom Wolf‘s – and future governors’ – economic power. Senate Bill 561, introduced […]

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Hackers Shut Down Pa. Senate Democrats’ Network, Demand Ransom

Hackers are demanding ransom in a cyberattack that has left Pennsylvania Senate Democrats’ computer network down since Friday and led to an FBI investigation, according […]

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Police: Drunk Man Vandalized Pa. Senate

Police have arrested a man who they say sprayed a fire extinguisher all over the Pennsylvania Senate after breaking in to the building in the […]

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Pa. Senate Passes Bill That Would Ban Abortion After 20 Weeks

Pennsylvania’s GOP-controlled Senate has passed a controversial bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. 

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Sanctuary Cities Bill That Could Defund Philly Clears Pa. Senate

A bill that could drastically restrict state funding to so-called sanctuary cities like Philadelphia has cleared the Pennsylvania Senate. State lawmakers yesterday pushed the controversial […]

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Pa. Senate GOP Fast-Tracks Anti-Union, Anti-Immigrant Bills

Much like President Donald Trump, Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are wasting no time in using their majority status to pass bills on their agenda. 

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Poll: McGinty Gains Slight Lead in Senate Race as Clinton Pulls Ahead of Trump

A new Quinnipiac University poll says that Democrat Katie McGinty has gained a small lead on Republican incumbent Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania’s Senate race. The poll, which was […]

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Pa. Senate Committee Approves LGBT Discrimination Protections Bill

The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee voted 7-4 Wednesday to pass legislation that would prohibit discrimination in employment and housing based on sexual orientation or […]

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Both Pa. Senators Joined Filibuster Seeking Better Gun Control

Both of Pennsylvania’s Senators took park in a marathon filibuster that called for gun limits yesterday. Starting 11 a.m. yesterday through early this morning, Sen. Christopher S. Murphy […]

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Medical Marijuana Could Be Law in Pennsylvania Very Soon

After a long battle, medical marijuana is poised to be made into law in Pennsylvania. The House of Representatives passed the bill earlier this week; […]

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5 Takeaways from the North Philly Candidates Meet & Greet

“The people of North Philly don’t stop, they don’t get broken down, and they care.” That was event organizer Malcolm Kenyatta-Green’s main takeaway from Tuesday night’s […]

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Pa. Senate Vote to Remove Kathleen Kane From Office Fails

After several hours of debate, the Senate failed to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office today. The vote, held under an obscure statute of […]

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Ed Rendell: AG Kathleen Kane Doesn’t Need Law License

In his experience, Ed Rendell says Kathleen Kane doesn’t need a law license to be Pennsylvania attorney general. Rendell — Philadelphia’s district attorney for eight years […]