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  1. Non-profits nervous about budget impasseRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | The Times-Tribune

    Gov. Tom Wolf threatened to veto a Republican budget bill if it crosses his desk in its present form, calling the measure a "step backward." Mr. Wolf has offered an ambitious first-year agenda to bridge the deficit, restore previous education cuts and provide school property tax relief through a combination of tax hikes and tax shifts.

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  2. Lawmakers spent $1.8 M on travel last yearRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    Pennsylvania taxpayers footed their travel bills as part of $1.8 million lawmakers spent last year on trips to attend committee hearings and conferences, research bills, meet constituents and participate in sessions in Harrisburg, a Sunday Times analysis found. The newspaper's Right to Know Law requests filed with the House and Senate chief clerk's office show House lawmakers spent $1.2 million and senators spent $600,000 for travel-related expenses.

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  3. Lawmakers gearing up blight billsRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    Bills to attack neighborhood blight and revive older communities are getting a rollout this week in House and Senate committees. The House Urban Affairs Committee approved bills Monday to make the state Housing Trust Fund more comprehensive on a statewide basis and provide a local property tax abatement to property owners and developers rehabilitating blighted properties.

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  4. Regional BriefsRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    Luzerne County is seeking to have the lawsuit filed over a dispatching error in a fatal Mocanaqua fire thrown out, saying there was no apparent reason the woman killed couldn't have left the burning building when a dispatcher ordered an evacuation. Michelle Dzoch, 52, died in the May 15 fire at 76 Main St. in the Mocanaqua section of Conyngham Twp.

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  5. Photo: Matt Rourke/AP, License: N/A, Created: 2015:01:21 11:34:09Read the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    Two lawmakers representing Northeast Pennsylvania could be on the front line if an effort revs up again to impeach state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane. Reps.

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  6. Five firms interested in possibly managing Scranton Sewer Authority tour its facilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    Five water companies interested in managing the Scranton Sewer Authority long term toured its facilities Wednesday, authority Executive Director Gene Barrett said. The authority issued on Jan. 3 a request for proposals from private companies to manage operations over many years and carry out costly, mandated upgrades of the wastewater collection and treatment systems.

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  7. Four NEPA senators chair panelsRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20, Lehman Twp,, continues as chairwoman of the Labor and Industry Committee, which handles legislation dealing with unemployment compensation and workers' compensation. Sen. Gene Yaw, R-23, Williamsport, continues as chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, which handles gas drilling legislation.

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  8. Tamaqua gets economic zone designationRead the original story

    Jan 1, 2015 | The Times-Tribune

    Tamaqua Borough in Schuylkill County has been selected to host a City Revitalization and Improvement Zone by the Corbett administration. "By creating a CRIZ pilot zone in Tamaqua, we are helping the borough attract new investment to spur job growth," said Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday.

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  9. H.S. Wrestling: Forsette, VanWert power West ScrantonRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    West Scranton defeated Southern Columbia, 42-32, in the championship match and also posted wins over Oley Valley, 57-24; Berwick, 49-24; Tamaqua, 63-11; and Pottsville, 40-29. Stefhen Caple, Bubba Novak, Dan Mitchell and Kyle Kroptavich were all 4-1 for the Invaders, Yahnzy Ortiz, Tyreek Lozano and Jack Harrity were 3-2, Anthony Giordano was 2-1, Matt Kwiatkowski was 2-2 and Clarence Thomas was 1-1.

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