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PA's Gov. Wolf will veto newly-approved pro-life legislation next week

12.15.17 | Bob Price

Tom Wolf will veto the measure, Monday, in a ceremony at City Hall in Philadelphia. The state Senate fell just two votes shy of achieving a "veto proof" majority when it passed a fetal pain awareness bill earlier this week. The legislation...

Deer hunters have helped a PA nonprofit that distributes to food banks set a new record

12.15.17 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says nearly 3,000 deer harvested by hunters in 2016-17 were donated to a nonprofit that distributes the venison to food banks. The donation sets a record for the nonprofit, Hunters Sharing the Harvest, now in its...

Gov. Wolf applauds passage of a measure to address the opioid epidemic

12.14.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Bill 446 will give the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs regulatory authority to license or certify recovery homes that receive public funds or referrals from state, county, or federal agencies. Before that legislation...

PA's top court has agreed to hear an appeal by an electric supplier

12.14.17 | Terry Diener

In taking the case, the state's Supreme Court will answer the question of whether the $1.8 million fine imposed on HIKO Energy by the state Public Utility Commission is "grossly disproportionate" to penalties other energy firms have received for...

Brutally cold temps dominate your morning drive

12.13.17 | Brandon Dickson

Winds are helping blow the snow around and keep temps bone-chilling. A winter weather advisory is in effect until this evening as snow tapers off and gives way to just cold across our listening region. Temperatures won't climb out of the 20s...

A plan to let students use state money to pay for private school is getting closer to the Senate floor

12.13.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Bill 2 would create education savings accounts, similar to private school vouchers, that would let students in the lowest-performing public schools use the money the state would have spent on their education for alternative school options...

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is teaming up to study the effects of medical pot on kids with autism

12.12.17 | Bob Price

This is the first major effort in these United States to link the controversial therapy with the developmental disorder. More than 200,000 cases of childhood autism are diagnosed every year in America. Pennsylvania's medicinal marijuana program...

A gas driller's ongoing feud with a PA homeowner is back in court

12.12.17 | Bob Price

Cabot Oil & Gas claims Dimock resident Ray Kemble and his lawyers tried to extort the company through a frivolous lawsuit. The federal lawsuit, which was filed in April but withdrawn two months later, accused Cabot of polluting Kemble's...

A chronically-absent Democrat has PA politicians up in arms

12.12.17 | Terry Diener

Monday’s absence by Democratic Representative Kevin Haggerty of Lackawanna County was recorded as unexcused. The House last recorded Haggerty as “present” on July 22nd. House members could vote to hold him in contempt after...

A new week starts a second round of lake effect snow

12.11.17 | Brandon Dickson

Residents south and east of the Great Lakes got pummeled Sunday. And, the wintry weather made for some lively action at the Bills' game in Buffalo. They're already calling the game against the Colts "Snow Bowl 2017." Tonight and tomorrow most...

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