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Say what you will about the controversial Joe Conti of Doylestown, he sure knows how to land on his feet — this time with a nice now-he's-out and now-he-isn't deal with the state Liquor Control Board. In 2005, then-state Sen. Conti, R-Bucks, had a...
State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria/Somerset, said that students can now apply for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship Program.The program provides four-year scholarships to two high school seniors per year. Each award consists of the value of one semester of tuition at the State System of Higher Education for four years. "I encourage local students to apply for this...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. As of this writing, a mere 16 hours remain before an apocalypse that would have made the Mayans go "Hey, check out those guys" is set to befall this Great Republic of Ours. We're talking,......
Just when things were looking up for state reforms aimed at rambunctious litigation, along comes a controversial new lawsuit, filed by one of the newest members of the Pennsylvania Legislature. State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna County, sworn into...
For years, there have been demands that Pennsylvania join the civilized world by privatizing its retail liquor operation. State stores are a vestige of the frenzy at the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, when it was felt that letting people choose for...
Staff reporterSexting is a growing trend among teenagers. Now, Pennsylvania is closer to having laws that would penalize kids for sending sexually explicit images. The sexting bill is heading to the Governor's desk for approval. Under the current laws, sexting between...
John Pippy, chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Somerset County Republican Party fall dinner. The dinner is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Somerset Masonic Temple. The newly...
At the heart of a Pennsylvania judge's decision to let that state's voter ID requirement stand for the fall election is the notion that people can get those documents easily and cheaply, in many cases for free. Echoing the sentiments of the backers of...
firstname.lastname@example.orgAs the Pennsylvania Legislature continued eleventh hour budget discussions late Saturday, one thing appears certain: no tax hikes. State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar — interviewed in Harrisburg by phone — said this was a crucial component in...
DAILY AMERICAN REPORTERSenate Bill 100, legislation that has drawn unanimous bipartisan support since its introduction in January 2011 and has been considered the main vehicle for prison reform in the Pennsylvania Legislature, is on Gov. Tom Corbett's desk. "He supports...
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Staff reporterHarrisburg City Council members asking the Pennsylvania Legislature and Governor Tom Corbett to end the ban on bankruptcy. The current law, Senate Bill 1151,states that Harrisburg and other third class cities can`t file for municipal bankruptcy up until...
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