List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Gov. Tom Wolf asks for $90 million more for preschool programs

02.05.16 |

Gov. Tom Wolf plans to ask the General Assembly to invest another $60 million into state funding for preschool programs in 2016-17 on top of $30 million more that he didn't get in this year's unfinished budget. At an event in Philadelphia on ...

Funding woes threaten PA municipal pension watchdog

02.05.16 |

The future of a state agency that evaluates municipal pension plans for financial soundness is up in the air. The Public Employee Retirement Commission has warned of having to close soon if its funding problems aren’t resolved. The ...

Keystone Exam graduation requirement delayed

02.04.16 |

A bill signed by the governor Wednesday morning is taking weight off the shoulders of some local school district administrators, teachers, students and parents. Superintendents said it’s allowing graduation requirements to be determined by ...

PA House leader plans vote to launch Kane impeachment process

02.04.16 |

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana County, said Wednesday he plans to call a floor vote next week on a resolution to launch a formal impeachment process against Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Reed, in an afternoon press ...

Wolf will seek another $200M for public schools

02.03.16 |

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he’ll ask the Republican-controlled Legislature for another $200 million for public schools next year, while he still fights for more money in this year’s budget. Wolf made the announcement Tuesday, a week ...

New details in PSP Academy cheating scandal

02.03.16 |

If the Pennsylvania State Police Academy had commandments, one of them would definitely be Thou Shalt Not Cheat. And that commandment’s been shattered, sources say, by dozens of cadets in the 144th class which is scheduled to graduate in ...

Groundhog Day 2016: Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?

02.02.16 |

Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog meteorologist of central Pennsylvania, didn't see his shadow this morning — and so, according to legend, 2016 will be an early spring. But if you want more snow, take heart. Phil isn't a particularly ...

Pennsylvania judge tries to put an end to pajamas in the courtroom

02.02.16 |

A judge in central Pennsylvania is trying to put a kibosh on a rash of people wearing pajama bottoms in court. WNEP-TV reports that Magisterial District Judge Craig Long of Columbia County has even put a new sign in his Catawissa Township office ...

Pennsylvania urged to read zika virus travel advisories

02.01.16 |

Over the past couple of weeks, the mosquito-borne Zika virus has leapt into the headlines — and therefore, as so many ailments suddenly have, the fears of Americans. In a conference call Friday afternoon, Pennsylvania health officials ...

Groundhog Day roots extend beyond Pennsylvania

02.01.16 |

This year marks the 130th Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. But the tradition of employing animals to predict the weather at this time of year goes back much farther than that. February 2nd is Candlemas — a Christian ...

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