List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to punish online gamblers

02.13.14 | Bob Price

As Pennsylvania studies the potential of legalizing online gambling, state representative Mario Scavello wants to set up a road block to web-based wagering. The Monroe County Republican has outlined a plan to penalize people ...

Corbett scales back goal in Pa. pension overhaul

02.12.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett is making a new effort to persuade lawmakers to pare back public employee pension benefits, but the scale of the savings and changes he's seeking appear more modest. Corbett's budget secretary, Charles Zogby, said Monday the ...

Gov candidate Schwartz: Decriminalize marijuana in PA

02.12.14 | Bob Price

Only one Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate supports the full legalization of marijuana, but the rest could probably be split up into who’s for decriminalizing small amounts of the stuff, and who isn’t. During a lengthy discussion ...

Home-schooler's mom sues over PIAA ban keeping her son off Christian school's sports teams

02.11.14 | Bob Price

Saying the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is misinterpreting its own rules, an East Shore mother is waging a court fight to get her home-schooled son on a local Christian school's soccer and basketball teams. So far, according ...

Report: Pa. House Speaker Sam Smith will retire

02.11.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania House Speaker Sam Smith will retire rather than face a second conservative primary challenge to his office, two well-connected Republican lobbyists said late Monday. Smith, R-Jefferson County, will forgo a contentious Republican ...

Home-schooler's mom sues over PIAA ban keeping her son off Christian school's sports teams

02.10.14 | Bob Price

Saying the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is misinterpreting its own rules, an East Shore mother is waging a court fight to get her home-schooled son on a local Christian school's soccer and basketball teams. So far, according ...

Rally For Royalties Planned In Towanda

02.10.14 | Bob Price

Bradford County Commissioners are inviting landowners in the county to a rally on the steps of the courthouse in Towanda. The rally is to show support for State House Bill #1684 to protect the gas royalty interests of landowners. The ...

Great Lakes Ice Cover At Highest Level Since 1996

02.10.14 | Bob Price

One effect of the persistently cold winter of 2013-2014 is showing up on the world's largest group of freshwater lakes.According to a recent analysis by the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, ice covered 78.7 percent of the Great Lakes ...

PA's New Road Conditions Website Is A Stunning Success

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's new traffic website was enormously successful during this week's twin winter storms. Originally, the 511 website could only monitor about 29-hundred miles of road, but its new expansion was put to the test Wednesday. Some 37-thousand ...

Former P.A. Senator Jane Orie Is Leaving Prison

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Republican state Senator Jane Orie will be released from state prison on Sunday, barely 20 months after she was sentenced for using her taxpayer-funded legislative staff to do campaign work and forging defense exhibits to try to cover it up. ...

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