List by Author: Terry Diener

School districts, parents argue PA has failed in duty to provide an adequate education

03.08.18 | Terry Diener

A long-running lawsuit over how schools are funded, which was dismissed and then revived last year, was argued in Commonwealth Court on Wednesday. Attorneys for the governor, education officials, and top lawmakers argue that the state is...

Merchants selling in PA will be required to collect and pay sales tax starting April 1st

03.07.18 | Terry Diener

Amazon will begin charging sales tax automatically for any of its third-party Amazon Marketplace sellers. Pennsylvania is only the second state, after Washington, to require Amazon to charge sales tax for all sales through its site, even if...

Will PA dispensaries' medical pot supply hold out?

03.02.18 | Terry Diener

Only one grower-processor in Pennsylvania is shipping product, and it's unclear when the full range of medical marijuana products will consistently be available. A plentiful supply is needed for more than just ensuring people can get the...

A PA court skirmish on women's 'choice' issues could impact your right to know how your tax dollars are spent

03.02.18 | Terry Diener

The question at the center of the suit is, do taxpayers have the right to know how a group that receives state grant money is spending all of that cash? Or can some portion of that money be justifiably shielded from public view? That's one of...

U.S. News & World Report releases its 2018 best states study

03.01.18 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania ranks worst in the subcategories of higher education and corrections. U.S. News evaluated all 50 states across a range of criteria, from education and health care to infrastructure and the economy, to capture how states best serve...

Legal group is suing PA for voting records

02.28.18 | Terry Diener

Filed this week in federal court in Harrisburg, the suit by the Public Interest Legal Foundation seeks to pry information pertaining to the maintenance of voter rolls over the 20 yea from state election officials over the last two decades.. PILF...

PA police arrest 7 at the Lackawanna County Prison in Scranton

02.15.18 | Terry Diener

The arrests follow months of investigation by the state police and the state attorney general’s office, but it’s been years since sexual abuse allegations were lodged at the Lackawanna County Prison. Troopers arrested seven men who...

PA's milk supply surpasses demand

02.14.18 | Terry Diener

Dairy farmers across the state are trying to weather the storm, but some say this year has been tougher than normal. The farmers get paid per pounds of milk, and this year they’re at a loss of $3 per 100-pounds. The PA Farm Bureau says...

Suit paves a smoother path for third-party candidates in PA

02.13.18 | Terry Diener

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a judge recently approved the settlement that includes a provision that third-party and independent candidates will need far fewer petition signatures to qualify for the ballot. The court agreement caps the...

Funds to attack lyme disease are included in Gov. Wolf's new budget plan

02.12.18 | Terry Diener

If approved by the state Legislature, the $2.5 million would allow the Pennsylvania Department of Health to hire staff to implement recommendations from its Lyme Disease Task Force. Pennsylvania consistently leads the country in cases of Lyme...

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