Two retired judges and a prominent attorney are challenging the referendum, saying it implied a term limit.
Two Republican legislative leaders say the challenge makes an assumption the average voter of the Commonwealth is uneducated.
Gambling will be a priority when Legislature reconvenes, but other bills may need to wait until next session.
Act 99 aims to provide transparency and accountability to one of Pittsburgh’s financial overseers.
The Pennsylvania senator appeared before Allegheny County Young Republicans alongside South Carolina Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott.
Ellen Granahan, the office’s Child Predator Unit, claimed she was not paid as much as other lawyers in the office.
Matthew Peifer is the son a onetime Kane confidante who last year agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in exchange for immunity.
The legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf agreed to temporary reprieves from Pennsylvania’s liquor laws during last week’s budget-funding deal.
The new state budget includes $15 million for the centers, plus $5 million from federal Medicaid funding.
Cigar smokers can puff away tax-free for at least another year.
Three southwestern Pennsylvania providers are among the 20 new Centers for Excellence receiving more funds to combat addiction.
U.S. Senate candidate has called for doubling the funding for the federal COPS program to $374 million.
Language on behalf of the lieutenant governor and his state-issued SUV was written in to budget legislation before it was withdrawn.
Lawmakers approved new taxes on tobacco and digital downloads, and changes to gambling and wine sales, to pay for a $31.5 billion budget.
Disagreements have lingered over how to raise the roughly $1.3 billion needed to close a shortfall and bring the budget into balance,
Disagreements have lingered over how to raise the roughly $1.3 billion needed to close a shortfall and bring the budget into balance.
Legislators recessed Monday extending the uncertainty amid signs of impact on the state’s credit rating and new legal challenges.
Monday's vote came after a testy exchange between Republicans and Democrats on the committee about the constitutionality of the legislation.
The bill calls for the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, among other things, to establish a process for the use of gaming proceeds.
The governor said he’s confident that the Legislature will approve a plan by today of how to pay for it.
The logistics of getting a new system up is going to be a challenge, according to those involved in both the licensing and retail sides.
Experts are split between who the current rules favor — the adoptive parents or the birth mothers.
At issue is how to pay for the $31.5 billion budget the legislature sent to Gov. Wolf a day before the start of the new fiscal year.
The Senate also is considering a version of the bill, which would go to a conference committee if it passes there.
The governor is proposing legislation to make doctors tap a patient drug history database before prescribing narcotics.
The controversial bill fell on a 53-44 procedural vote, seven votes shy of the number needed to move forward to a final vote.
The judicial age referendum was pulled to remove language that specified that the current mandatory retirement age is 70.
The new fiscal year began July 1, and all sides are trying to avoid last year’s bruising budget stalemate that held up critical funds.
A change in the state's Human Services code would mean Medicaid is suspended, rather than terminated, for those who are incarcerated.
Bruce Beemer, a former prosecutor with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office, has openly questioned Kathleen Kane.
A federal judge ruled that presidential candidates in three minor parties will need only 5,000 voters to sign their nominating petitions.
Gov. Tom Wolf said that while he supports the spending bill, he won’t sign it until “there is a sustainable revenue package to pay for it.”
David Mr. Urban will be senior adviser and Ted Christian will be the state director, according to sources close to the Trump campaign.
The bill bars child sex abuse victims from suing their attackers and private institutions dating back to the 1970s.
The measure was loaded up this week in a House committee with other liquor-related changes, sparking a backroom dispute between the parties.
A day after the House passed a $31.5 billion spending plan, the Senate on Wednesday tweaked the proposal and passed it, 47-3.
The state House has rejected a proposal that would have allowed development of hotels, amusement parks and water slides on state park lands
A new poll suggests incumbent Republican Pat Toomey could pull ahead if he would change his position on one issue.
The biggest chunk of money would come from online gambling and a tobacco tax hike.
Judiciary Committee passes amendment that prevents law from being applied retroactively.
During a Pittsburgh stop, Sen. Pat Toomey touted his bid to restore the “1033 program” to allows local police to obtain military equipment.
The bill would keep companies from paying leaseholders less than a 12.5 percent royalty for natural gas.
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.