List by Author: Terry Diener

With a strike deadline looming, hundreds of faculty members with the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education protested yesterday at the state capital in Harrisburg

10.07.16 | Terry Diener

The protesters shouted "students first" along with other chants as they hoisted signs defending temporary faculty, fair negotiations, and students and declaring their unwillingness to sacrifice quality by giving in to some of the system's...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is heading to court tomorrow to defend his education spending

09.12.16 | Terry Diener

On Tuesday, Wolf's Democratic administration and the Republican-controlled legislature will try to persuade the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit that would compel the state to provide more money to public schools.The lawsuit, which...

The conviction of former Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane has cleared the way for voters to focus on the two men seeking to replace her as the state's top prosecutor

09.06.16 | Terry Diener

Both candidates Democratic nominee Josh Shapiro and Republican nominee John Rafferty have run a relatively sleepy campaign across the summer as Kane's trial captured the headlines. If as expected, they use the next two months to reset the...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has lost another bid to have her perjury case dismissed before her trial beginsthis summer

06.22.16 | Terry Diener

On Tuesday, a Montgomery County judge rejected Kane's legal argument that the case should be thrown out on the assertion that she is a victim of selective and vindictive prosecution.The ruling follows a similar decision state Superior Court and...

As expected, Pennsylvania's counties and municipalities will see less money from a state fee on Marcellus Shale gas wells

06.16.16 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission said Wednesday that impact fee revenue from Marcellus Shale wells dropped by $36 million to about $188 million. That's the lowest annual payment in the five-year history of the impact fee, and the second...