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Gov. Wolf: Child care employees in Pa. eligible for $600 pandemic grant

01.21.21 | Terry Diener

The Wolf Administration said the money is coming from a federal government program that helps low-income families afford child care and leftover money initially targeted for licensed child care providers in coronavirus relief aid legislation...

Many Pennsylvania politicians were in attendance at Pres. Biden's inauguration

01.21.21 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Tom Wolf and U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr., along with commonwealth congress members Scott Perry, Susan Wild, and John Joyce all attended the event. Republican House members said they would work with the president when possible, but...

Skyrocketing salaries in the Keystone State

01.20.21 | Terry Diener

The number of state employees making more than $200,000 a year has grown to 111. That's twice the number from a year ago. According to data published by the state, by department, the largest number of employees topping $200,000 was the...

Pa. State Police have 5 suspects in custody following Pocono shootings

01.20.21 | Brandon Dickson

A series of shootings in the Pocono Mountains happened Monday night. Four victims suffered gunshot wounds. One man, shot in the head, is in critical condition. The shootings happened in the Tobyhanna area of Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  

Biden taps PA Health Secretary Dr. Levine to be assistant health secretary

01.19.21 | Brandon Dickson

A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Rachel Levine was appointed to the post of health secretary by Democratic Governor Tom Wolf back in 2017. Levine has updated residents regularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. If the...

New Pennsylvania law cracks down on human trafficking

01.19.21 | Terry Diener

Under the new law, crimes are elevated to a first-degree felony, fines and prison times are increased and the definition of a child has changed to anyone under 18 instead of 16. Pennsylvania state troopers said they are seeing a large number of...

The way judges are elected could be changing in Pennsylvania

01.14.21 | Bob Price

Wednesday, a legislative panel approved a proposal that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to elect state appeals court judges by geography. The effort was motivated by Republicans' anger over recent rulings from the Democratic-leaning...

Security beefs up presence at the Pa. Capitol amid plans for "armed marches"

01.12.21 | Terry Diener

Capitol police, more heavily armed than usual, were observed in and around the building on Monday as the House of Representatives convened for some organizational sessions this week.   The Senate is not due back into session until the...

G. Thompson will join 100+ House Republicans in objecting to election certification

01.06.21 | Bob Price

The vote count on the Electoral College certification will happen during a joint-session of congress. Congressman Glenn Thompson says throwing up these ceremonial "roadblocks" is not unprecedented. Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman says...

Pa. not among 20 states enjoying a wage increase to start 2021

01.04.21 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's minimum wage remains at $7.25 an hour. That’s the federal minimum wage, which hasn’t changed since 2009. Restaurants, boutiques, candy stores, theater companies, movie theater owners all say they have to pay more...

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