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Counselors On Hand In NEPA After 4 Teens Die In Crash

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Counselors will be on hand today at Palmerton Area High school— after 4 teenagers—two 16 year olds, a 17 year old, and a 13 year old girl—were killed in a car wreck in Carbon County over the weekend. The car was driven by the 17 ...

Fees For All Nearly PA Employees Who Need A License To Work Set To Go Up

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

People that cut hair, provide counsel, clean teeth, funeral directors-- those in construction- -and anyone else who has to have a license to do their job— will be paying more to renew next year. The State Board of Funeral Directors is one of ...

Governor Elect Tom Wolf Says Gas Drilling Stays in PA

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Elect Tom Wolf visited northeastern Pennsylvania Thursday. Wolf is going around the state talking about the financial future of the commonwealth. He was in Kingston to bring the message that Pennsylvania is facing a $2 billion deficit in ...

Major Bill Coming In PA To Ban Gifts To Lawmakers

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania lawmakers' willingness to stop taking gifts from lobbyists, state contractors and other people who want to influence state government is about to be tested. Lancaster County Sen. Lloyd Smucker said Thursday that he will introduce a ...

PA Officials Cite Indirect Health Concerns of Fracking

12.18.14 | Terry Diener

A study released Thursday found the indirect effects of hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania may be far broader than water pollution. The Keystone Research Center, a labor-backed policy center says communities with the highest intensity of natural ...

PA's Casino Revenue Down From Last Year

12.18.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's casino revenue was down 2.6 percent in November compared to a year ago. The Gaming Control Board says table game revenue at the state's 12 casinos increased slightly last month compared to a year ago, grossing $63.8 million, up ...

PA's Governor Elect Could Help Boost Keystone Economy

12.17.14 | Terry Diener

Nearly two-thirds of Pennsylvanians expect to see a boost in education funding, but they also believe sales and income taxes will rise because of the election of Democrat Tom Wolf as governor, according to a survey. According to the survey by ...

PA Natural Gas Reps Say Tax Would be Burdensome

12.17.14 | Terry Diener

Representatives of the natural gas industry on Tuesday said a severance tax on gas production would cost Pennsylvania jobs and lead to missed opportunities for economic development. Speaking during a conference call with reporters, the president ...

Freeh, Penn State's President, and Others Could Take Stand In NCAA Trial

12.16.14 | Terry Diener

The head of the NCAA, Penn State's former president and former FBI director Louis Freeh may take the stand in three weeks when a lawsuit brought by two Pennsylvania officials begins. This entire trial is over the aftermath of how the NCAA handled ...

PA Gov-Elect Names Cabinet

12.16.14 | Terry Diener

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf announced the names of more than 250 people on Monday that will review state agencies, commissions and various issue areas as part of his transition team. Wolf named the chairmen and women for the review teams last week. The ...

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