List by Author: Terry Diener

PA Police Failing to Fingerprint

07.22.14 | Terry Diener

An independent news group called Public Source is reporting that Pennsylvania police are failing to fingerprint thousands of suspects every year, jeopardizing background check systems at the state and federal levels.Lawmakers are uncertain what ...

Corbett Adminstration Concerned About Migrant Health Risks

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

Speaking in a radio interview, Corbett said the Obama administration hasn't called to discuss its plans to find places for the children to stay. The governor said he’s worried that state dollars would be necessary to care for children coming ...

Corbett Administration Agrees to State Park Drilling Settlement

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

The Corbett administration has agreed not to lease any more state land for drilling until the court makes a ruling in the case, and in return the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation has agreed to drop its request for the court to prevent ...

Pennsylvania Bans Tanning Beds for Minors

07.15.14 | Terry Diener

 A state law that took effect this month requires tanning facilities to turn away customers younger than 17 and obtain written parental consent from 17-year-olds. Pennsylvania joins about three dozen states that regulate the indoor tanning ...

PA Bill Could Recruit Doctors to State

06.20.14 | Terry Diener

A bill headed to the governor's desk will allow the Pennsylvania National Guard to offer cash stipends to help recruit and retain medical professionals. The bill approved  by the state Senate would authorize $1,000 monthly stipends for ...

PA Budget out of Balance

06.20.14 | Terry Diener

 A new audit reveals the General Assembly sits on a $153 million uncommitted surplus, grist for a state budget debate likely to go past the June 30 due date. With Pennsylvania facing a $1.4 billion revenue problem, Gov. Tom Corbett and ...

Santai-Gaffney Challenge's PA Gay Marriage Ruling

06.19.14 | Terry Diener

 U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III on Wednesday denied a county row officer's request to intervene and appeal his ruling overturning Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban. Schuylkill County Register of Wills Theresa Santai-Gaffney had asked ...

PA to Allow Electric Cars

06.19.14 | Terry Diener

 And as part of the bill approval process, state lawmakers got to take a Tesal on the road to ensure its safety. The Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee approved the bill, 13-1. The bill's sponsor says ...

PA Lawmakers Rush to Finalize Budget

06.17.14 | Terry Diener

   Pennsylvania's state Senate majority leader says he's telling rank-and-file Republican senators to prepare to work in the Capitol into July on a $29.4 billion budget plan whose deficit seems to grow by the day. Senate Majority Leader ...

Wolf Endorses McGinty for PA Democratic Chair

06.12.14 | Terry Diener

Gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf has endorsed a former opponent - Katie McGinty - for chairwoman of the state Democratic Party.  He also endorsed state Representative Jake Wheatley of Allegheny County as vice chairman. Wolf disclosed his choices ...

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