Legislators left the Capitol without resolving a basic question — how much money they plan to spend in the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Legislation passed the state House that would permit slot machines and internet gambling at Pittsburgh International Airport.
The Toomey campaign accused Katie McGinty of “resorting to silly nonsensical attacks.”
The session will focus on producing legislative solutions to the ongoing problem.
The Upper St. Clair Republican’s legislation would make it easier for caregivers to access treatment plans of violent patients.
The proposal would generate about $400 million a year for the state, about half of that from video gaming terminals.
The Republicans who control the Senate Judiciary Committee plan to remove the provision that would have applied the law retroactively.
The legislation would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except in medical emergencies, instead of 24 weeks under current law.
Officials are ready for the 6,000 delegates, 20,000 journalists and 500 dignitaries coming to the Democratic convention, July 25-28.
Legislation seeks equal protection for LGBT residents in Pennsylvania.
The Pittsburgh police union and city have sparred for years over whether officers should be required to live within the city limits.
Self-described conservative will face longtime incumbent Bill Shuster in general election after getting 1,069 unsolicited write-in votes.
Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown. D-Philadelphia, initially took the flag down herself and turned it in to Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai,
The measure was unanimously approved by a House committee and will move to the full chamber.
The bill would change retirement benefits for future state and school workers and could save the state billions, Gov. Tom Wolf said.
Art Halvorson would be a Democrat in name only; the retired Coast Guard captain is a pro-gun, pro-life conservative Christian.
Bruce Castor tells lawmakers that retroactively extending limitations for abuse victims would violate so-called remedies clause.
The senators touted differing policies in reaction to mass killing.
The governor said he will allow the Republican nominee from Tioga County to run for the judicial seat in the next election.
Lawmakers express outrage against being called out and rebuked in Philadelphia church bulletins for supporting abuse legislation.
The House passed a bill which will enable hundreds of restaurants, hotels and stores that sell take-out beer to also sell bottles of wine.
But the agreement between the governor and lawmakers is expected to cancel revised rules for the state’s traditional drilling industry.
The DNC will hear three more days of testimony as it prepares policy positions that will guide the party for the next four years.
The Pennsylvania Senate is considering bills to help people who may be wrongfully convicted.
The proposal would require doctors who prescribe controlled narcotics to complete education in pain management and opioids.
The House approved a bill to allow restaurants, hotels and grocery and convenience stores to sell up to four bottles of wine to go.
House Speaker Paul Ryan calls Donald Trump’s statement about judge’s ethnicity the ”textbook definition of a racist comment.”
Pennsylvania medical schools would have to teach good opioid practice, and all doctors would get refresher courses.
Three hundred fifty five of the 500 school districts responded to the survey, and 85 percent of them said they need to hike property taxes.
Barry Shutt, 68, sits quietly in a lawn chair outside the statehouse cafeteria with his ”Doomsday clock,” showing the growing pension debt.
While legislators hold out hope for a smooth budget, few signs point to an easy or swift resolution.
State officials want to speed access to medical marijuana for minors with serious health conditions, health secretary Karen Murphy said.
Carnegie Mellon University gave demonstrations of its self-driving car to highlight legislation and a task force to oversee the technology.
So far this session, just 149 of the 3,265 bills introduced — or 4.6 percent — have been enacted.
A total of 45 organizations will need to pay back a collective total of $532,000 in interest, and more than 380 employees were effected.
A news conference had been scheduled to announce preliminary results of an investigation into inappropriate emails found on state servers.
While Armstrong is solidly Republican, it’s also the only Pittsburgh-area county where Democrats backed Mr. Sanders over Ms. Clinton.
Preliminary findings of a months-long investigation into pornographic and racist emails on state servers will be released Tuesday afternoon.
The measure that determines how much state aid school districts receive will add a new level of transparency to the process.
Under the bill, some first-time offenders will need to use the device for at least one year.
Former state Rep. Jesse White has narrowly lost a primary bid to take a run at his former House seat.
John Quigley urged environmental groups to take action, a move some say clouded his objectivity as a Cabinet member.
House Speaker comes under fire from group for his supposed role in a Walmart store location in McCandless.
Some legislators argue that the email may have compromised John Quigley’s objectivity.
Pa. Sen. Pat Toomey wants to penalize cities that refuse to cooperate with immigration officers.
With his action, the governor said the state should spend its time investing in teacher improvements, not paving the way for layoffs.
The bill that the House approved and sent to the Senate would expand the list to include a conviction, guilty plea or plea of no contest.
The comments from the GOP offer an early glimpse of how contentious budget negotiations could get as they hit high gear in coming weeks.
The risk of addiction to pain medications has been a major topic among state officials.
The House passed a bill requiring the use of ignition locks by first-time offenders whose blood-alcohol concentration is 0.10 percent.