List by Category: Pennsylvania News

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 ...

PA Attorney General Kane Criticized For Info Leaks

12.15.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's chief justice took a swipe Saturday at embattled Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, saying some information made public by her office about a 2009 investigation was covered by state secrecy laws. It means Kane's ...

PA Lawmakers Consider Natural Gas Tax

12.15.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania senate says he's open to taxing natural gas in the Keystone state. Newly elected Senate Majority leader Jake Corman told the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association forum this weekend he was willing to ...

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