List by Author: Terry Diener

PA Homes Without Heat Doubled in Last Decade

12.30.14 | Terry Diener

The Public Utility Commission said last week that its survey shows that about 23,213 households didn't have heat-related utility service. The utility commission says that's up from 12,000 in 2003 and 19,653 last year. It also says some households ...

Education Funding Gap Widenes in PA

12.29.14 | Terry Diener

The gap between what wealthy districts and poor districts spend to educate children has widened dramatically in the four years since GOP Gov. Tom Corbett took office, amid deep budget-balancing cuts in state aid under Republican-controlled ...

PA Officials Cite Indirect Health Concerns of Fracking

12.18.14 | Terry Diener

A study released Thursday found the indirect effects of hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania may be far broader than water pollution. The Keystone Research Center, a labor-backed policy center says communities with the highest intensity of natural ...

PA's Casino Revenue Down From Last Year

12.18.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's casino revenue was down 2.6 percent in November compared to a year ago. The Gaming Control Board says table game revenue at the state's 12 casinos increased slightly last month compared to a year ago, grossing $63.8 million, up ...

PA's Governor Elect Could Help Boost Keystone Economy

12.17.14 | Terry Diener

Nearly two-thirds of Pennsylvanians expect to see a boost in education funding, but they also believe sales and income taxes will rise because of the election of Democrat Tom Wolf as governor, according to a survey. According to the survey by ...

PA Natural Gas Reps Say Tax Would be Burdensome

12.17.14 | Terry Diener

Representatives of the natural gas industry on Tuesday said a severance tax on gas production would cost Pennsylvania jobs and lead to missed opportunities for economic development. Speaking during a conference call with reporters, the president ...

Freeh, Penn State's President, and Others Could Take Stand In NCAA Trial

12.16.14 | Terry Diener

The head of the NCAA, Penn State's former president and former FBI director Louis Freeh may take the stand in three weeks when a lawsuit brought by two Pennsylvania officials begins. This entire trial is over the aftermath of how the NCAA handled ...

PA Gov-Elect Names Cabinet

12.16.14 | Terry Diener

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf announced the names of more than 250 people on Monday that will review state agencies, commissions and various issue areas as part of his transition team. Wolf named the chairmen and women for the review teams last week. The ...

PA Attorney General Kane Criticized For Info Leaks

12.15.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's chief justice took a swipe Saturday at embattled Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, saying some information made public by her office about a 2009 investigation was covered by state secrecy laws. It means Kane's ...

PA Prosectutors Crack Down on Two-County Drug Circle

12.12.14 | Terry Diener

Twenty-four suspected drug dealers selling mostly heroin were charged by state narcotics agents Thursday. This, after a street-level sweep that brought together more than a dozen law enforcement agencies to fight heroin trafficking in Armstrong and ...

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