List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Bring Your Gun To Work Bill Before PA Senate

06.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Legislation that the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee approved Thursday takes on the question: Which takes precedence an employer's property rights or an employee's gun rights? The committee voted 10-4 that an employee's gun rights win ...

Budget Due Monday In PA

06.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

As the legislature shifts into high gear to pass a budget before Monday's midnight deadline, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett continues to urge lawmakers to act on pension reform. The retirement systems for state and public school ...

Budget Deal Getting Closer In PA

06.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has begun debate on a $29.1 billion Republican-penned budget plan that calls for increases for public schools, human services and public pensions. The bill is likely to pass the House, but faces certain ...

No More Re-Registering For the Do-Not-Call List In PA

06.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvanians who chose to ban telemarketing calls would no longer have to register every five years under legislation passed by the state House of Representatives. House Bill 129 would make registration on the state's Do Not Call list ...

Cash For Pennsylvania Persian Gulf Veterans

06.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

With a little over one year until the program ends, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs reminds Pennsylvania veterans that it offers a special one-time payment to those who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations ...

PA Budget A Step Closer To Completion

06.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Republicans on the Pennsylvania state House Appropriations Committee approved a $29.1 billion budget plan over Democrats' strong objections. Along a straight party line, the committee voted 21 to 14 Tuesday to send the bill to the House floor. The ...

PA's Attorney General Releases Report On Jerry Sandusky

06.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jerry Sandusky was an icon. He built the defense that helped Penn State football win two national championships and then retired to run The Second Mile charity for underprivileged boys. This was not the type of person Tom Corbett's staff at the ...

New Law In PA Protects Kids From Coach Abuse

06.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett has signed legislation that targets youth coaches who have sexual contact with players, closing a loophole that allowed coaches unaffiliated with a school to escape felony charges if victims were 16 or older. The new law is the ...

PA Police Dogs Getting Bulletproof Vests

06.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Police dogs across Pennsylvania are getting more protection with bulletproof vests. This, after a K-9 nine named Rocco was killed in the line of duty in Pittsburgh earlier this year. The vests comes from Vested Interest in K-Nine ...

Former PA Governor Suffers Stroke

06.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former U.S. Attorney General and Former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh has been hospitalized in Pittsburgh after suffering a mild stroke. The stroke happened Saturday at their weekend home in Ligonier. The 81 year old Thornburgh is resting ...

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