List by Author: Terry Diener

Cash-strapped Pennsylvania is going deeper into debt

11.17.16 | Terry Diener

The state Treasury Department has had to borrow another $600 million to keep from defaulting on that debt.That puts Pennsylvania $2.2 billion in debt to the treasury as it draws money on a credit line until more tax collections flow in.  The ...

Pennsylvania's reelected U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is ready to get back to work

11.11.16 | Terry Diener

Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is preparing for a new six-year term following his narrow Pennsylvania victory and says he continues to have reservations about President-elect Donald Trump, though he expects a good working relationship. Toomey says ...

The bulk of PA elk hunters this year have taken home a trophy

11.09.16 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Tuesday that 97 elk were taken by hunters during the regular one-week elk season that ended November 5th.  And for those licensed to hunt antlered elk, also known as bulls, the success rate was 96 ...

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is working to prevent another turnpike shutdown

11.08.16 | Terry Diener

Winter storm Jonas swept through Pennsylvania on January 22nd, 2016 leaving some drivers stranded on the turnpike for two days. Trucks, cars and buses carrying hundreds of passengers were frozen in place. Officials who oversee the turnpike have ...

Penn State may go on the road for a Friday-night football game

11.03.16 | Terry Diener

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany told the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday that the conference's new TV deal with ESPN/ABC and Fox will include six Friday-night games per year, beginning in 2017. Penn State announced that it will not host Friday-night ...

Pennsylvania's McGinty/Toomey Senate race beats all others in expense

10.27.16 | Terry Diener

That distinction is largely due to the effect of outside groups that, thanks to the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision back in 2010, can spend millions on campaigns with little disclosure of the source of that money. According to the Center ...

Toll cheats are costing the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission a lot of money

10.26.16 | Terry Diener

Only eight of the top commercial violators are from Pennsylvania.The top 24 together owe more than $1.5 million dollars in unpaid tolls and fees.PTC Chairman Sean Logan said a single New Jersey trucking company owes the turnpike almost $700,000 in ...

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 ...

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