List by Author: Terry Diener

Will Republicans lose ground in tomorrow's primary in Pennsylvania?

05.14.18 | Terry Diener

In some parts of the state, voters essentially will be picking their next representatives or senators, as one party has overwhelming numbers. Nineteen Republicans and six Democrats in the House are retiring, and there are three vacancies that...

New PA law will create a panel to investigate deaths of expectant moms

05.10.18 | Terry Diener

Democratic Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law a measure which creates a Maternal Mortality Review Committee at the state Department of Health. The 15-member panel will look into the deaths of women during pregnancy, or within a year after they...

PA's absentee ballot deadline is last approaching for the May primary

05.07.18 | Terry Diener

The deadline for applying for absentee ballots is tomorrow, May 8th. Voters who will be away on business or vacation or for other reasons on May 15th are eligible to apply for and receive absentee ballots, as are those who are ill or...

Penn State is giving President Eric Barron 3 more years at the helm

05.07.18 | Terry Diener

The Penn State board has voted to extend Baron's contract on existing terms through 2022. That supplants a contract that was scheduled to end in June 2019. Barron.who became president in 2014, will be eligible for annual reviews to determine if...

A glut of milk in the U.S. continues to impact PA dairy farmers

04.19.18 | Terry Diener

More farmers in Pennsylvania, the nation’s sixth-largest dairy producer, are resorting to auctions to liquidate assets before things get worse. The website Farmshine.net lists dozens of them in the state in the coming months. Pennsylvania...

The PA house wants able-bodied Medicaid recipiants to work part-time or job search

04.18.18 | Terry Diener

The Republican-controlled House voted 115-to-80 Tuesday for a bill to require state officials to seek federal approval for a work requirement. Backers argue that work is a path out of poverty, while opponents say many recipients are already...

PA's AG reviews concealed carry reciprocity

04.17.18 | Terry Diener

The purpose of the review is to ensure consistency in how concealed carry licenses are enforced in Pennsylvania, and to aid law enforcement in doing its job to protect the public. As a result, Shapiro says Pennsylvania now recognizes the...

Price tag stumbles the progress of swapping PA voting machines

04.13.18 | Terry Diener

Democratic Gov. Tom wolf wants Pennsylvania's counties to replace their electronic voting systems with machines that leave a verifiable paper trail by the end of 2019. Wolf says his goal is to make it affordable for counties to get a good deal...

PA's high court to decide if illegal drug use while pregnant qualifies as child abuse

04.10.18 | Terry Diener

The Supreme Court has taken up the case of a woman who tested positive for suboxone and marijuana at the time she gave birth early last year at Williamsport Hospital. Court records indicate the child spent 19 days in the hospital being treated...

Gym class isn't what it used to be in Pennsylvania

04.09.18 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania"s education department provides phys. education benchmarks that school districts must meet, but it does not mandate a specific number of gym or health-and-wellness class credits for students. A Department spokeswoman says since...

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