List by Author: Terry Diener

Santai-Gaffney Challenge's PA Gay Marriage Ruling

06.19.14 | Terry Diener

 U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III on Wednesday denied a county row officer's request to intervene and appeal his ruling overturning Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban. Schuylkill County Register of Wills Theresa Santai-Gaffney had asked ...

PA to Allow Electric Cars

06.19.14 | Terry Diener

 And as part of the bill approval process, state lawmakers got to take a Tesal on the road to ensure its safety. The Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee approved the bill, 13-1. The bill's sponsor says ...

PA Lawmakers Rush to Finalize Budget

06.17.14 | Terry Diener

   Pennsylvania's state Senate majority leader says he's telling rank-and-file Republican senators to prepare to work in the Capitol into July on a $29.4 billion budget plan whose deficit seems to grow by the day. Senate Majority Leader ...

Wolf Endorses McGinty for PA Democratic Chair

06.12.14 | Terry Diener

Gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf has endorsed a former opponent - Katie McGinty - for chairwoman of the state Democratic Party.  He also endorsed state Representative Jake Wheatley of Allegheny County as vice chairman. Wolf disclosed his choices ...

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, ...

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