List by Author: Terry Diener

PA's treasurer has lowered the minimum contributions for a college savings plan

07.08.20 | Terry Diener

The 529 guaranteed savings program, which allows families to bank college credits for the future at today’s prices, previously carried a $15 minimum contribution. The separate 529 investment program required a $25 minimum contribution...

Black flies are especially bothersome this year in Pennsylvania

06.29.20 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced on its Facebook page this past week that it is aware of an increase in the black fly – commonly known as gnats – population in the northeast portion of the state...

PA's gov. signs measure requiring State Dept. to publish June 2nd Primary report

06.19.20 | Terry Diener

The report will help identify any necessary changes to the Pennsylvania Election Code before the general election in November. The report will include a series of data points for each county relating to the reforms of Act 77 of 2019 and Act 12...

Poll: Joe Biden has a 3-point lead over President Trump in Pennsylvania

06.18.20 | Terry Diener

According to the CNBC/Change Research survey released Wednesday, Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania, 49% to 46%.   Political analysts say with 20 electoral votes, Pennsylvania is expected to be one of the key battleground states...

Federal funds are on the way to help PA dairy farmers hit hard by coronavirus

06.17.20 | Terry Diener

The Wolf administration says $40 million in funding is now available through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support Pennsylvania’s dairy industry and food security programs, following months of...

Police reforms proposed in Pennsylvania

06.16.20 | Terry Diener

Two bills to change how cops are hired and trained have been unanimously approved by a state House committee. State Representative Jordan Harris says as people raise their voices in the commonwealth, this is not the time for lawmakers to waste...

Pennsylvania's 14 state universities are planning to reopen in the fall

06.11.20 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors approved a general framework for reopening the 96,000 student system, giving individual presidents authority to work on details for their campuses, which are spread...

Folks trying to fly out of the commonwealth will have fewer options

06.08.20 | Terry Diener

That’s because Delta is cutting its rotation down, and two Pennsylvania stops made the list. The report claims Erie is losing its lone Delta flight to Detroit, and Scranton is losing service to Atlanta and Detroit. The cuts came as part...

Hotel leaders paint a bleak picture at PA House hearing

06.04.20 | Terry Diener

The Committee on Tourism listened to testimony on Wednesday. Speakers claim the effect of the coronavirus on the hotel industry could be nine times worse than the losses incurred in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. With a tenor that shifted...

Pennsylvania's primary able to avoid major problems

06.03.20 | Terry Diener

Last night, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said the election ran "without a hitch" despite the changes and challenges it faced. However, voters in some cities found their experience to be confounding, intimidating, and frustrating. Changes...

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