List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Mayor’s office unhappy about NRA-sponsored Civil War Museum exhibit

02.09.16 |

An ongoing dispute involving Harrisburg’s mayor and the National Civil War Museum, and another between the top city leader and the National Rifle Association, came together this week. Mayor Eric Papenfuse, who has no love for the NRA, wants ...

State spending without full budget upsets Pennsylvania senators

02.09.16 |

A day before Gov. Tom Wolf was set to deliver his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, legislators were still squabbling over continued spending for this year. The state is operating under a partial budget signed by Mr. Wolf in December, ...

Prosecutors seek to restore Penn State officials' charges

02.08.16 |

Prosecutors said Friday they were asking a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sex abuse complaints against former assistant football ...

Wolf releases details of 2016 PA state budget

02.08.16 |

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf unveiled some details of his proposed 2016-17 budget Friday - even though the state has yet to approve it's current budget for 2015-16. The governor says education spending is a prime focus of his budget, and is ...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf asks for $90 million more for preschool programs

02.05.16 |

Gov. Tom Wolf plans to ask the General Assembly to invest another $60 million into state funding for preschool programs in 2016-17 on top of $30 million more that he didn't get in this year's unfinished budget. At an event in Philadelphia on ...

Funding woes threaten PA municipal pension watchdog

02.05.16 |

The future of a state agency that evaluates municipal pension plans for financial soundness is up in the air. The Public Employee Retirement Commission has warned of having to close soon if its funding problems aren’t resolved. The ...

Keystone Exam graduation requirement delayed

02.04.16 |

A bill signed by the governor Wednesday morning is taking weight off the shoulders of some local school district administrators, teachers, students and parents. Superintendents said it’s allowing graduation requirements to be determined by ...

PA House leader plans vote to launch Kane impeachment process

02.04.16 |

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana County, said Wednesday he plans to call a floor vote next week on a resolution to launch a formal impeachment process against Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Reed, in an afternoon press ...

Wolf will seek another $200M for public schools

02.03.16 |

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he’ll ask the Republican-controlled Legislature for another $200 million for public schools next year, while he still fights for more money in this year’s budget. Wolf made the announcement Tuesday, a week ...

New details in PSP Academy cheating scandal

02.03.16 |

If the Pennsylvania State Police Academy had commandments, one of them would definitely be Thou Shalt Not Cheat. And that commandment’s been shattered, sources say, by dozens of cadets in the 144th class which is scheduled to graduate in ...

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