List by Author: Terry Diener

Another Drop in PA's Unemployment

05.19.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's unemployment fell again for the ninth straight month, even as payroll and labor force growth remained relatively stagnant in April. The report says that unemployment fell three-tenths of a percentage point to 5.7 percent in April. ...

No Front-Runner Yet in PA Lt. Gov Race

05.19.14 | Terry Diener

Five seasoned politicians are vying for the Democratic nomination for the high-ranking but low-profile office of Pennsylvania lieutenant governor. Voters will choose among state Sen. Mike Stack of Philadelphia, state Rep. Brandon Neuman of ...

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Putting The Brakes On Taxing Traffic Signals

05.15.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Caltagirone is calling on the state Legislature to lift what he calls an unfair burden on local municipalities. The Berks County Democrat says the Department of Revenue has been taxing the sale of poles and mast arms used in ...

Penn State President Rodney Erickson Retires

05.12.14 | Terry Diener

  Rodney Erickson retired Sunday as president of Penn State, but he’s leaving with some nice parting gifts. The university’s board of trustees voted unanimously to rename Penn State’s food science building for Erickson, and ...

Two Rallies Tied To Natural-Gas Drilling Planned In Harrisburg

05.06.14 | Terry Diener

Natural-gas lobbyist Marcellus Shale Coalition will hold the “Pennsylvania Jobs, Pennsylvania Energy Rally” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rally is meant to tell legislators and the public that there are many who have benefited from the ...

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidates Call Ad Unfair

05.05.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's top two Democrats called Saturday on state Treasurer Rob McCord to pull the racially charged attack ad he is airing against front-runner Tom Wolf in the gubernatorial primary. Former Governor Ed Rendell said the television spot was ...

The Number of Pennsylvanians Signing Up For Insurance Has Almost Doubled

05.02.14 | Terry Diener

The number of Pennsylvanians signing up for insurance under the 2010 federal health care law almost doubled after February. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report showing 318,000 Pennsylvanians have signed up for ...

Erie, PA Is The Snowiest City In America

05.02.14 | Terry Diener

Erie Pennsylvania is the snowiest city in America, dethroning Syracuse New York. Erie has been named champion of the Golden Snow Globe national snow contest for cities with a population of more than 100,000. It’s 2013-14 season snowfall total ...

Hershey's Unwraps Environmentally Friendly Packaging

04.29.14 | Terry Diener

The Hershey Company says it is saving a small forest each year with its new packaging design for Hershey's Miniatures. The new packaging is hitting retail shelves this week. The wrappers have bolder graphic designs but also are lighter than the old ...

PA Voter Registration in Decline

04.29.14 | Terry Diener

In the midst of a closely watched gubernatorial race that could impact everything from jobs to education, fewer Pennsylvania residents are registering to vote than in comparable years. According to data provided by Pennsylvania's State Department, ...

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