O'Neill staffer named to take his place on Bucks County ballot

O'Neill staffer named to take his place on Bucks County ballot

With just ten days to go before the final cut off to get a party candidate on the ballot, Bucks County Republicans named 31-year-old Meghan Schroeder as their new candidate for the 29th Legislative District.

The seat was open after Rep. Bernie O’Neill (R-Bucks) suddenly announced he was not seeking reelection on Aug. 13.

Thursday, August 23, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Seven Pennsylvania casinos sue state lottery over online gaming

Seven Pennsylvania casinos sue state lottery over online gaming

A coalition of Pennsylvania casinos is suing the state lottery, claiming online gaming launched by the commonwealth in spring as part of last year’s budget compromise violates state law.

Their complaint cites the names and visuals of online games as well as advertisements used by the lottery itself that call the new products “casino style games,” despite state law prohibiting online casino games.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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State Supreme Court upholds 2015 Wolf executive order, paving way for home care worker advisory committee

State Supreme Court upholds 2015 Wolf executive order, paving way for home care worker advisory committee

Gov. Tom Wolf claimed victory Tuesday in a three-year-old battle as the state Supreme Court upheld a 2015 executive order designed to represent in-home care workers in executive branch decision making.

The order, issued in his first month in office, set up an advisory committee for the fast growing industry, now about 20,000 strong in Pennsylvania, that often provides low wages and has high turnover for health care workers aiding seniors or people with disabilities. 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Commonwealth Court rules against last challenge, letting school funding suit to advance

Commonwealth Court rules against last challenge, letting school funding suit to advance

A lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s school funding advanced once again over the objection of state lawmakers.

Late last year the state Supreme Court ordered the Commonwealth Court to hear the case, first filed in 2014. Despite challenges from both Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), the court denied preliminary objections in May 2018.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Wolf agrees to debate Wagner at Chamber event

Wolf agrees to debate Wagner at Chamber event

What is “the governorship of Pennsylvania?”

That will be the question at stake Oct. 1, as Jeopardy host Alex Trebek moderates the first confirmed debate in the governor’s race between incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger and former York County State Senator Scott Wagner in Hershey.

Monday, August 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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