List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Planning for PA's Gubernatorial Inauguration Underway

11.24.14 | Terry Diener

Event coordinators have two months to prepare a ceremony, gala and other activities for Governor-elect Tom Wolf, that will be attended by thousands of people. Mary Isenhour, who is helping plan Wolf's inauguration that's scheduled for Tuesday, ...

PA To Open New Community College

11.24.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania lawmakers will spend $1.2 million this year to establish a community college for the state's northwest corner even as critics question the need for a new state-sponsored school amid budget cuts. Trustees of the unnamed rural community ...

PA Governor Elect Tom Wolf Readies His Cabinet For January

11.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf says he hopes to have his Cabinet picked before his January 20th inauguration. In a brief telephone interview Thursday, Wolf said his transition team is still in its formative stages, but that two months should be ...

Health Centers To Stay Open Across PA, Orders Judge

11.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is siding with the nurses' union and putting a halt to plans by the Corbett administration to close more than a third of the county-based state health centers. The court on Thursday ordered the administration to stop ...

PA Lawmakers Call for NCAA to Remove Penn State Sanctions

11.20.14 | Terry Diener

Sixteen Pennsylvania congressmen are demanding that the NCAA release all documents related to the 2012 consent decree that required Penn State to pay $60 million and imposed a bowl ban and other penalties over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse ...

PA's Governor Elect to Push New Policies

11.20.14 | Terry Diener

Governor-elect Tom Wolf is expected to push for change affecting two high-profile industries in Pennsylvania — natural gas production and health care — when he takes office in two months. The York County Democrat successfully campaigned ...

PA Lawmakers Urge Death with Dignity Act

11.19.14 | Terry Diener

Two Pennsylvanian legislators who recently entered bills into the state House and Senate are proposing a law similar to Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, which permits terminally ill adult Oregonians to obtain from their doctor and ...

Corbett to Push For PA Medicaid Overhaul

11.19.14 | Terry Diener

Despite his election loss this month, Gov. Tom Corbett’s lame-duck administration is moving ahead on implementing its Healthy PA Medicaid overhaul — even though Governor-elect Tom Wolf has said he plans to scrap it in favor of a ...

AG Kane Testifies Before PA Grand Jury

11.18.14 | FL News Team

Attorney General Kathleen Kane testified Monday for over 2 hours before a statewide grand jury investigating a leak by her office, but she told reporters beforehand that overlapping court orders prevent her from publicly disclosing why she ...

PA Supreme Court Seeks to Protect Elders

11.18.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has adopted a blueprint to improve the way Pennsylvania elders interact with the court system and are protected from abuse and neglect. The court’s 38-member Elder Law Task Force, which was appointed by the ...

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