Politics and Government
- Jay Paterno announces plans to run for lieutenant governor
- Rep. Sam Smith announces retirement
- Corbett remains weak among Pa. GOP; Gov. hopefuls finances due
- Topper wins 78th District House seat
- PSU Coach Franklin to be Rep. Thompson's SOTU guest
- President Obama to visit western Pa. Wednesday
- State judge strikes down Pennsylvania voter ID law
- Corbett ending bid to privatize Pa. Lottery
- Pa. House advances child-abuse reforms
- Recount allowed in Port Matilda mayor's race
- Still no mayor named in Centre Co. town
- Corbett signs $2.3B Pa. transportation bill
- State panel OKs tougher Pa. graduation standards
- Pa. gay marriage lawsuit could get trial date
- Pa. House poised to send highways bill to Corbett
- Second person to challenge Shuster in 9th District Race
- Obama: 'We fumbled the rollout' of health care plan
- State College mayor re-elected
- One vote can make a difference in local elections
- Congress sends gov't funding, debt bill to Obama
- Corbett: No more to say about gay marriage remark
- Monday marks deadline for voter registration
- Pa. senators vote to lift CHIP's 6-month wait
- Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord running for governor
- Pastor says he was fired for same-sex wedding in Centre Co.
- Pa. lawmakers return to Capitol for fall session
- Corbett, US to start meeting on Pa. Medicaid plan
- Pa. attorneys: Gay couples, like kids, can't marry
- Former Johnstown congressman eyeing political comeback
Pa. lawmakers return to Capitol for fall session
Updated: Monday, September 23 2013, 02:03 PM EDT
By: The Associated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. --
Pennsylvania state lawmakers are back in Harrisburg for their fall session after Gov. Tom Corbett failed to win passage of three major priorities before the Republican-controlled Legislature wrapped up for the summer.
No major action was expected in Monday's session. To greet lawmakers, groups of advocates will press their cases, including a rally in the Capitol Rotunda by public school advocates.
In the fall, Corbett, a Republican, plans to focus his efforts on trying to improve Pennsylvania's business environment.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether lawmakers will try again to revive Corbett's spring agenda, which involved increasing gas taxes to improve transportation systems, privatizing the sale of wine and spirits and changing the state's major public employee pension systems.
Each chamber has 20 scheduled voting session days through mid-December.