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The Pennsylvania House will not be voting any time soon on legislation to protect landowners royalty rights

09.29.16 | Bob Price

The GOP leadership has tabled, for now the measure that makes the energy companies pay a minimum royalty for the gas extracted from private property. Hundreds of landowners in Bradford County rallied in Harrisburg this week, arguing they're ...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says action is needed to combat the scourge of opiod abuse in the commonwealth

09.29.16 | Bob Price

In an address to a joint session of the General Assembly, he called drug addiction a "national epidemic" that's destroying families.  He referred to CDC statistics that U.S. "prescription opiod overdose deaths have have quadrupled since ...

Penn State is offering a one-time one-credit course on Donald Trump

09.28.16 | Bob Price

The class is completely devoted to the Republican presidential nominee.    Professors Mike Berkman and Chris Beem are co-teaching the class which is simply entitled "Trump." Students have been meeting every Tuesday night for two hours ...

Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai makes a pitch for school choice today

09.28.16 | Bob Price

He's calling for legislation to increase tax credits and scholarships for families who want to pursue private education. Public schools say the move will drain valuable resources. Turzai says the "one size fits all" approach to education simply ...

The opiod epidemic in the Keystone State is leading to premature babies and rising costs

09.27.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council says babies born to mothers on opioids or heroin often suffer from drug dependence. Over the past 15 years, neonatal hospital stays for substance abuse have gone up 250%. Pre-maturity, low ...

A federal appeals court has stopped the merger of Harrisburg-based Pinnacle Health System and Penn State Hershey Medical Center

09.27.16 | Bob Price

Today the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a May 9th federal court ruling that allowed the deal to go through between both health systems. Both the Federal Trade Commission and the state attorney general’s office have opposed ...

The race for president is tightening in Pennsylvania

09.26.16 | Bob Price

Just hours before the first presidential debate, a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Poll shows a narrow gap between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump amid rising support for Trump within his own party. Clinton still leads ...

A strike date is set for faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities

09.26.16 | Bob Price

Union leaders say faculty members will go on strike Wednesday, October 19th unless a new contract agreement is reached that they say is fair to students and faculty. Class size, health-care, and pension reform are some of the key sticking ...

Pennsylvania landowners will rally in Harrisburg next week for gas royalty rights

09.23.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Bradford County commissioners are inviting residents to attend a rally next Tuesday in support of House Bill 1391.  It requires gas companies follow a decades-old law when it comes to royalty rights.    Northern Tier residents say ...

Pennsylvania auditor general eugene depasquale has some strong words of condemnation when it comes to charter schools in the Keystone State

09.23.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The commonwealth's top fiscal watchdog says there's a gross lack of oversight and accountability. DePasquale says private individuals connected to charter school education are making crooked deals to pad their pockets at the expense of students ...

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