List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Racist Message Left on Door of Bucknell Professor

08.28.15 | Bill Price

The president of Bucknell University is urging students and staffers to do some soul-searching after someone left a racist message on a professor’s classroom door. This is the second racial incident on campus in the past six ...

Budget Talks Continue in Harrisburg

08.28.15 | Bill Price

Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday said he is likely to have an answer next week for legislative Republican leadership with regard to their offer of $400 million for basic education funding in exchange for the governor’s agreement on a defined ...

You Can Now Register Online To Vote In PA

08.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvanians will now be able to register online to vote. Officials told The Associated Press that Governor Tom Wolf’s administration will launch the system today, making Pennsylvania the 23rd state to offer Internet-based registration. ...

PA AG Kathleen Kane Speaks About The Criminal Case Against Her

08.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane blames two former state prosecutors for the criminal case against her, saying they "corruptly manufactured" the investigation to cover up the fact that they had viewed pornography on state computers. ...

PA Seeking Approval To Increase Hunting License Fees For First Time In 16 Years

08.26.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking approval for what would be the first increase in hunting license fees in 16 years. The plan unveiled Tuesday would boost the cost of an adult resident hunting license by $20 over five years. The ...

PA Republicans Vote In Favor Of Historic Line By Line Veto of Governor's Budget

08.26.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The budget dance continued at the Capitol. Legislative leaders and several staffers filed in to a meeting room around 12:30. Governor Tom Wolf, flanked and trailed by several staffers, joined them behind closed doors. An hour later they emerged ...

PA Budget Still In Limbo, But A Vote Could Come This Week

08.24.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania House Republicans say they will force votes this week to override the Democratic governor's budget bill veto, one piece at a time, despite questions about the constitutionality of what they plan to do. House Majority Leader Dave Reed ...

People Lining Up For Kathleen Kane's Seat

08.24.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Candidates for Pennsylvania attorney general are lining up for the 2016 ballot without knowing whether they’ll be running against embattled Democratic incumbent Kathleen Kane or for a vacant seat. Amid uncertainty over Kane’s status as ...

AG Kathleen Kane Faces FBI Probe On Top Of State Criminal Charges

08.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Even as she contends with state criminal charges, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is also facing scrutiny by the FBI.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that in recent months, agents have questioned at least three people about ...

PA Is Running Out Of Money

08.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The country's largest full-time Legislature will soon have to decide where it will get the money to pay thousands of employees and other costs as its surplus, once more than $300 million, is rapidly dwindling amid Pennsylvania's budget crisis. The ...

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