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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A bill that could potentially eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood facilities in Pennsylvania has passed a state Senate committee. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The office of Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has finished a long-awaited report on state spending in the unemployment compensation system. It began in January after the Senate decided not to extend a dedicated funding stream for the system over suspicion of mismanagement. The move prompted nearly 500 layoffs. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The state House has voted to advance a group of four very different proposals to loosen restrictions on liquor sales in Pennsylvania. Liquor expansion is being counted on as a necessary component of the House GOP's proposed budget for next year. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- With the July budget deadline beginning to creep up, the state legislature is entering its busy season. Several component parts of what will eventually be next year's fiscal plan are under construction, and sticking points are already surfacing--even within the House and Senate's Republican majorities. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- State House Republicans are attempting to chart a new course for liquor sales in Pennsylvania, pushing a traditionally state-run system further and further toward privatization. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Several House committees held the latest in a string of hearings Monday about Governor Tom Wolf's plan to consolidate four state agencies. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack has found himself under investigation by the state Inspector General's office, after allegations he and his wife, Tonya, mistreated their staff and police detail. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The state legislature may be away for the week, but that hasn't kept the Capitol free of controversy. Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack is currently under investigation for mistreating his staff and security detail.

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The House GOP-led budget proposal--which passed on to the Senate last week--has drawn criticism from legislative Democrats, and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf for its austere tax cuts. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- State lawmakers are making progress on next year's budget, with about three months to go before their deadline. But it's still a legislature prone to deadlock, so state Treasurer Joe Torsella is making preparations for a potential impasse. 

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