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  • Fritz Walker: Gun groups sue municipalities for fun, profit

    Fritz Walker: Gun groups sue municipalities for fun, profit
    On the last day of the 2013-14 legislative session, Pennsylvania passed a law with appalling provisions, Act 192.
  • Politics as Usual

    Politics as Usual
    Swearing-in ceremony for Legislature The new two-year legislative session officially began Dec. 1. But the newly elected and re-elected full-time legislators will take the oath of office Tuesday. The swearing-in ceremonies for 203 members of the House...

    Allentown mayor wants gun law repealed to avoid lawsuit

     Allentown mayor wants gun law repealed to avoid lawsuit
    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has called for the repeal of a local gun law that could open up the city to a costly lawsuit, thanks to a move by the state Legislature. In the final minutes of the legislative session Monday, lawmakers approved a bill that...

    Greenhouse gas law gives state lawmakers seat at the clean air table

    Greenhouse gas law gives state lawmakers seat at the clean air table
    State lawmakers will now have some say in how Pennsylvania meets new federal clean air regulations limiting carbon emissions from power plants. Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation Wednesday that gives the House or Senate the ability to veto, at least...

    Simmons, Beyer PA House race has personal undertones

    Democrat Michael Beyer was a last-minute entry in the race for Pennsylvania's 131st House District. For Republican incumbent Justin Simmons, that turned what had looked like an unimpeded path to a third term into a pitched battle with the son of the...