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Wednesday Rundown: Answering Your Questions About The Supreme Court Rulings


These topics air Wednesday July 2, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

PA State Budget

While states are required to have a balanced budget Governor Tom Corbett withheld signing a $29.1 billion budget sent to him. When will the state budget be signed and what happens in the meantime? We’ll pose those questions to capitol reporter Mary Wilson.

Supreme Court Decisions

The Supreme Court has affirmed birth-control exemptions for employers and the need for a warrant to search cell phones. Our legal contributor, Pitt Law Professor David Harris, explains these and other recent court rulings, and how they will impact our lives.

What's Behind Rising Gas Prices?

Perhaps you have already noticed the marquee at your local convenience store and the display of the price of a gallon of gas which keeps inching upward. Well, you're not imagining things. The average price of a gallon of gas in Pennsylvania is $3.77, well above the national average of $3.69. Gregg Laskoski, Senior Petroleum Analyst for, joins us to explain what's behind these rising prices and whether we are headed for $4.00 a gallon gas. 

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