List by Author: Terry Diener

Pennsylvania renters are getting a reprieve from eviction thanks to the State Supreme Court

04.02.20 | Terry Diener

The state Supreme Court has extended a moratorium on evictions, providing much-needed - if temporary - relief for tenants, many of whom owe rent Wednesday for the first time since the state reported its first coronavirus cases. The Supreme Court...

PA agency opens loan program for small businesses affected by virus

03.26.20 | Terry Diener

Through the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program, loans of up to $100,000 will be available to small businesses with 100 or fewer employees. The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority provides critical working capital financing to...

Meme claims PA Game Commission cancels 2020 hunting and fishing seasons

03.25.20 | Terry Diener

The Game commission noted on its official page, it “has not suspended, altered or changed any hunting regulations, seasons or bag limits in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.” And, while the fake meme was created with a copy of the...

Surveyors to create new record of Mason-Dixon line

03.10.20 | Terry Diener

Members of Maryland and Pennsylvania surveyor societies will help survey the 196-mile border stretching from Delaware to the southeastern tip of Fayette County, where Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia meet. Surveyors will make a new...

New budget divide deepens between Gov. Wolf & general assembly

03.09.20 | Terry Diener

Budget hearings that concluded this past week in Harrisburg shed light on how far apart Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled General Assembly are on agreeing to a spending plan for the 2021 fiscal year. Lawmakers were critical...

Pennsylvania places 21st for richest states

03.05.20 | Terry Diener

A small business site says in contrast to other, similar wealth-ranking reports, many of which use minimalistic approaches for ranking wealth, the ChamberofCommerce.org report uses a "holistic approach" that measures several variables to...

Pennsylvania places 9th in a new public education study

03.03.20 | Terry Diener

In the 24-7 Wall Street analysis, which is modeled after the Quality Counts study created by the publication Education Week, Pennsylvania was found to have a 12th-grade graduation rate of 86.6 percent, education spending amounting to $15,798 per...

Using a Pennsylvania highway during rush-hour could cost you

03.02.20 | Terry Diener

Penndot’s Acting Secretary told the House Appropriations Committee that the agency had received federal go-ahead to study tolling drivers for using highways during rush hours. The Dept. of Transportation sees it as one possible...

Pipeline builder drops project to route natural gas from PA into NY

02.26.20 | Terry Diener

The Constitution Pipeline got federal approval in 2014, and officials thought it would be delivering natural gas to New York as soon as the following year. But the website StateImpact PA says regulatory setbacks and opposition from environmental...

Pennsylvania voters have a new resource to prepare for the polls

02.25.20 | Terry Diener

The Department of State has launched 67 new webpages – one for each county – where voters can learn specifics about their county's voting system and how to use it. Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State says each webpage includes a...

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