List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Former PA Congressman Chris Carney Weighs Senate Seat in 2016

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Pennsylvania Congressman Chris Carney says he is considering a run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2016. Carney serves on Governor Tom Wolf's transition team for military and veterans issues. Carney, a Susquehanna County ...

Republicans Sue Tom Wolf Over Firing of State Employee

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The Republican majority in the Pennsylvania State Senate is suing democratic Governor Tom Wolf over his firing of his predecessor's appointee. The lawsuit filed Monday in Commonwealth court says Republican Governor Tom Corbett's appointee, Erik ...

EPA Braces For "Hurricane Blizzard"

01.26.15 | Sarah Harnisch

With heavy snows predicted in some portions of the Keystone state, Penndot has issued some reminders about travel. In areas where forecasts are calling for significant snow and possible icy conditions, Penndot says motorists should postpone travel ...

PA Law In The Works To Require Truckers To Remove Ice and Snow

01.26.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The rules may be changing-- for snow and ice on semi trucks in Pennsylvania. Senator Lisa Boscola has reintroduced legislation to require snow and ice removal before driving a large truck. Drivers could be fined $25 to $75 if a police officer ...

Governor Wolf Cleans House at the Capitol

01.23.15 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday swiftly undid his predecessor's late-hour appointments, firing the recently-named director of the state's open records office and recalling all pending executive nominations. Wolf said he removed Erik Arneson, the ...

PA Court Blocks Kane's Defense from Taking Action

01.23.15 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania’s high court has at least temporarily blocked a prosecutor from taking action on a grand jury recommendation that the attorney general be charged criminally in an investigation of alleged leaks of secret investigative material by ...

PA Attorney General Kane Could Face Charges

01.22.15 | Terry Diener

Court documents confirm that a statewide grand jury recommended charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane that include perjury, false swearing, official oppression and obstruction. The charges stem from an investigation by a ...

PA Anti-Fracking Force at Wolf's Inauguration

01.22.15 | Terry Diener

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's inauguration this week in a grassroots show of force against fracking. The action, organized by the newly formed Pennsylvanians Against Fracking coalition, kicked off at a ...

PA to Settle with Feds on Overpayment of Public Funds

01.21.15 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania has agreed to a nearly $49 million settlement with the federal government to resolve claims that it improperly paid public benefits to people who were ineligible between 2004 and 2010. The state is not admitting any liability by the ...

PA Hails Tom Wolf as New Governor

01.21.15 | Terry Diener

Democrat Tom Wolf took office Tuesday as Pennsylvania's 47th chief executive, portraying himself as a political outsider and appealing for bipartisanship in a divided state government plagued by budget deficits and partisan stalemate. Wolf outlined ...

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