List by Author: Terry Diener

Pennsylvania places 21st for richest states

03.05.20 | Terry Diener

A small business site says in contrast to other, similar wealth-ranking reports, many of which use minimalistic approaches for ranking wealth, the ChamberofCommerce.org report uses a "holistic approach" that measures several variables to...

Pennsylvania places 9th in a new public education study

03.03.20 | Terry Diener

In the 24-7 Wall Street analysis, which is modeled after the Quality Counts study created by the publication Education Week, Pennsylvania was found to have a 12th-grade graduation rate of 86.6 percent, education spending amounting to $15,798 per...

Using a Pennsylvania highway during rush-hour could cost you

03.02.20 | Terry Diener

Penndot’s Acting Secretary told the House Appropriations Committee that the agency had received federal go-ahead to study tolling drivers for using highways during rush hours. The Dept. of Transportation sees it as one possible...

Pipeline builder drops project to route natural gas from PA into NY

02.26.20 | Terry Diener

The Constitution Pipeline got federal approval in 2014, and officials thought it would be delivering natural gas to New York as soon as the following year. But the website StateImpact PA says regulatory setbacks and opposition from environmental...

Pennsylvania voters have a new resource to prepare for the polls

02.25.20 | Terry Diener

The Department of State has launched 67 new webpages – one for each county – where voters can learn specifics about their county's voting system and how to use it. Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State says each webpage includes a...

Pennsylvania's top court suspends Jerry Sandusky prosecutor

02.20.20 | Terry Diener

The justices issued a 5-1 decision to suspend Frank Fina’s license for a year and a day, agreeing with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel that Fina’s actions were improper in obtaining grand jury testimony about three top university...

Outside Democratic groups ramp up negative ads against Pres. Trump in PA

02.19.20 | Terry Diener

This week, the liberal super PAC American Bridge 21st Century said it had launched a $10 million advertising campaign in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan targeted to working-class voters in rural parts of the states who were key to...

Head of PA's state owned universities calls for sweeping change

02.17.20 | Terry Diener

Facing declining enrollment and financial headwinds, System Chancellor Dan Greenstein has been talking for 18 months about the need for the universities to act more like a system if they are all going to survive. Greenstein is urging steps such...

Say goodbye to Peebles and hello to Gordmans in Pennsylvania

02.14.20 | Terry Diener

The midwest discount retailer is coming to Pennsylvania, opening 23 stores on February 18th. The stores will be located in both western and eastern Pennsylvania, taking over spots that were previously Peebles. Both Peebles and Gordmans are owned...

Pennsylvania voters can now request mail-in ballots online

02.12.20 | Terry Diener

The mail-in ballots, part of an election reform law signed in October by Gov. Tom Wolf, now allow all voters to vote by mail for any reason. The website was live as of Tuesday. Also, under Act 77, Pennsylvanians can now register to vote up to...

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