List by Author: Terry Diener

PA's Political Corruption Costing Taxpayers

06.12.14 | Terry Diener

A scholarly study based on data from the Justice Department says Pennsylvanians pay inflated taxes because the state's public corruption rate is among the highest in the nation.  The report in Public Administration Review shows public ...

PA Attnorney General Releases Sandusky Review

06.09.14 | Terry Diener

 Pennsylvania attorney General Kathleen Kane's long-awaited review of the prosecution of child abuser Jerry Sandusky is out and it's revealing a scathing report of Governor Tom Corbett, the attorney general during the Sandusky scandal.  ...

Schuykill County Clerk to Appeal PA Marriage Ruling

06.09.14 | Terry Diener

 Governor Tom Corbett will not appeal a federal judge order legalizing same sex marriage in Pennsylvania. But there's someone else who will. Her name is Theresa Santai-Gaffney, and she's Schuykill County's register of wills and clerk of the ...

PA Considers Consolidating Fish, Game Commissions

06.05.14 | Terry Diener

A study that says Pennsylvania could save about $5 million a year by merging its fish and game commissions is generating divided opinions on a legislative panel.Officials with the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee reviewed their conclusions ...

PA Medicade Bill Could Help Poor

06.05.14 | Terry Diener

A divided Pennsylvania state House committee is advancing a bill to immediately expand Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of the working poor. Wednesday's approval of the bill by the Republican-controlled Human Services Committee may end ...

Corbett's Budget Leaves State Projects Unfunded

05.29.14 | Terry Diener

Cash-strapped schools desperate to replace leaky roofs and crumbling infrastructure will likely go without state construction money for a third year. Governor Tom Corbett's Budget proposal continues a moratorium on funding new projects. In 2012, ...

Low Turnout at PA Polls

05.27.14 | Terry Diener

  The numbers are in on how many people voted in last week's primary elections in Pennsylvania: fewer than 1 in 5 registered voters made a pit stop at the ballot box last Tuesday. That's a figure some experts say Pennsylvania could improve if ...

Governor Corbett Ends Ban on Drilling Near State Lands

05.26.14 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Corbett will allow natural gas companies to drill under state forests and parks but will ban drilling that would result in long-term surface disturbances.  In an executive order that took effect on Friday, Corbett ended a blanket ...

Wolf Leading Corbett in PA's Gubernatorial Polls

05.26.14 | Terry Diener

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Pennsylvania Governor Corbett's approval rating at just 36 percent. Anything under 40 percent is considered a huge danger sign for an incumbent. That same poll showed Corbett's Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, ...

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. ...

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