List by Author: Terry Diener

PA lawmakers return to the capitol after months of recess

09.24.18 | Terry Diener

The state House has just nine voting days scheduled before recessing for good in November, and the Senate has ten. Once those sessions end the session, all bills have to start from scratch. In the House, one of the most likely bills to move is...

FInance prof says PA's public pensions are paying higher equity fees than reported

09.21.18 | Terry Diener

A Professor from the University of Oxford delivered testimony to a panel created by a 2017 state law to recommend ways to lower those fees. He says the systems reported paying $2.2 billion over the last 10 years. He estimates they actually paid...

State police in Pennsylvania will increase school patrols

09.19.18 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Wolf’s administration made the announcement, citing findings from a school safety task force set up in the wake of February’s high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Wolf’s administration says school officials...

Gov. Wolf says PA has received over $5 million for opioid crisis emergency response

09.18.18 | Terry Diener

Wolf says much of this funding will be used to strengthen the state’s data collection and analysis, which will help as state officials engage with local municipalities to address the opioid crisis. Back in January, the Governor signed the...

Gov. Wolf signs order to prepare for accurate 2020 census

09.17.18 | Terry Diener

The governor will appoint up to 45 members to the new census Complete Count Commission. It will help the U.S. Census Bureau recruit census workers across Pennsylvania, educate the public about the importance of the census, develop partnerships...

Sheetz convenience store chain program provides hunger relief

09.14.18 | Terry Diener

In partnership with Feeding America, a national network of 200 food banks, Sheetz has established a company-wide food donation program donating ready-to-eat food items. The Made-to-Share program now operates in Pennsylvania, North Carolina...

PA is taking part in a study to drop inmate return rate to state prisons

09.07.18 | Terry Diener

Researchers with the Safe Streets and Second Chances initiative will create reentry plans with inmates while they’re still incarcerated. State data shows over half of Pennsylvania's state prisoners end up back behind bars within five...

2 PA senators propose plan for trama-informed classroom management in schools

09.06.18 | Terry Diener

State Senators Pat Browne and Vincent Hughes have announced a proposal to create a “trauma-informed system of education.” The central plank of their proposal is a requirement that all teachers, school board members, and school...

Gas prices are expected to drop

09.03.18 | Terry Diener

Jim Garrity, a spokesperson for AAA East-Central, which serves Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky says fewer drivers tend to go on road trips after Labor Day, and gas stations will stock up on a different type of gasoline...

NY & PA dairy farmers are getting settlement checks

09.03.18 | Terry Diener

Thousands of Northeast dairy farmers-- including some in New York and Pennsylvania-- are receiving their share of a $50 million settlement, nearly nine years after some farmers filed a class-action lawsuit against a national dairy marketing...

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