List by Author: Terry Diener

Court rules lawmakers did not violate PA constitution with failure to pass budget

07.16.19 | Terry Diener

The ruling from the Commonwealth Court comes after a trio of individuals filed a suit in 2017 claiming the Wolf administration used a line of credit from the state treasury to balance a budget deficit.  However, the court ruled that...

Adopt-a-Highway turns 30 in Pennsylvania

07.10.19 | Terry Diener

Started in 1990, the program currently has over 4,900 participating groups, more than 100,000 volunteers, and over 10,000 miles of adopted state-maintained roadways. The savings generated by these programs – over $5 million annually that...

Parents across PA push for equal custody in cases of parental separation

07.09.19 | Terry Diener

House Bill 1397 would require any judge issuing a ruling other than a 50-50 custody arrangement to have a compelling reason for doing so — including evidence of abuse or neglect against one party. Many have dubbed this fight the...

Plan would freeze some Keystone State seniors' school district property taxes

07.08.19 | Terry Diener

The proposal, introduced as House Bill 1675, now includes the support of 20 Democrats and three Republicans. Sponsors of the measure cited U.S. Census statistics, pointing out 17,000 Pennsylvania seniors bring in no income each month. An...

The great Independence Day getaway is underway" in PA

07.02.19 | Terry Diener

Governor Wolf has signed a $23 million Pennsylvania Farm Bill. It's designed to save the agriculture industry from financial ruin. Wolf added it's imperative Pennsylvania farmers are protected. Agriculture is the top industry in the commonwealth.

PA is poised to roll out its own online health insurance exchange

07.01.19 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania health exchange is geared to take the place of the one run by the federal government as a way to save policy-buyers money. The Republican-controlled Legislature gave final approval to legislation authorizing the move, after...

Millions of criminal charges sealed today with start of PA's Clean Slate Law

06.28.19 | Terry Diener

The second phase of Pennsylvania's Clean Slate Law kicks in today. While law enforcement will still be able to pull up arrests and convictions, the public — including landlords and most employers — will not. Forty million charges...

PA counties continue to assist ICE to deport illegal immigrants in local custody

06.27.19 | Terry Diener

Released this week, the new Temple University study highlighted 19 counties in Pennsylvania with relatively large immigrant populations, finding they are routinely cooperating with immigration enforcement at a time when many so-called sanctuary...

A snowy day may not translate into a day away from schoolwork in PA

06.26.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania’s schools soon may be allowed to give out school assignments students can do at home on days when school buildings are closed due to heavy snowfall or other issues. State lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow school...

100 years ago today PA became 7th U.S. state to give women the right to vote

06.24.19 | Terry Diener

As part of today’s Monday’s 100th anniversary commemoration of that event, Pennsylvania’s document ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be on display in the Capitol Rotunda from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The...

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