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Anti-Abortion Contractor Sues PA's Auditor General

Mar 17, 2017
Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is, for the first time in his tenure, on the receiving end of a lawsuit from an organization he was investigating. 

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- For years, the commonwealth has been purposely violating federal ID standards known as Real ID, which date back to 2005. But now, under threats from the federal government that Pennsylvanians will have to use passports to board domestic flights starting in 2018, lawmakers are advancing legislation to get in compliance.

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- As in many states, revenues have been weak in Pennsylvania this fiscal year. In a budget hearing before the Senate, Revenue Secretary Eileen McNulty told the chamber that corporate income revenues have been particularly bad. They fell by almost 10 percent from last year.  

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Three days after a ransomware attack took the Pennsylvania Senate Democrats' computers hostage, the caucus still can't access its system or documents. Even without a computer, Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa put a positive spin on the situation.  

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) - Pennsylvania has long been notorious for its state-run liquor stores and old-fashioned restrictions on selling alcoholic beverages. But last year, the legislature passed its first meaningful liquor reform in decades. 

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- About 500 people lost their jobs in December after state Senate Republicans decided not to extend a four-year, $178 million funding stream for Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation system.

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Around 200 protesters demonstrated outside Rep. John Katko’s office in Syracuse Wednesday as well as a smaller number at Katko’s office in Auburn. Protesters are frustrated Katko will not hold a town hall to hear their concerns. 

Margaret J. Krauss

(Keystone Crossroads) Pennsylvania’s congressmen and senators are home this week for the district work period — regularly scheduled days when they leave D.C. to tackle constituent concerns. If representatives don't schedule town halls, sometimes constituents will.

PA's GOP Preps For Fight Over New Revenues

Feb 22, 2017
Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - The state legislature has begun holding hearings on Governor Tom Wolf's $32.3 billion budget proposal.

PA Senator Toomey Holds Last-Minute phone town hall

Feb 17, 2017
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Harrisburg (WSKG) -- After weeks of constituents demanding more access, Pennsylvania US Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican, held an over-the-phone town hall Thursday afternoon.