List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania to Downsize State Government

06.04.14 | FL News Team

 Two bills passed the state Senate on Tuesday that would affect all three branches of government. Senators are signaling support for amending the constitution to get rid of top state government offices including Lieutenant governor and two ...

PA Scraps Medical Marijuana Bill

06.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

   Medical marijuana is likely a no-go in Pennsylvania-- for now. At first glance it appeared a bill may have the chance of passing-- after Governor Tom Corbett announced last month he would support a medical study of it's effects. But ...

Tom Wolf Ahead in PA Polls

06.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In the first public poll since the May 20 primary, Democrat Tom Wolf holds a 20-point lead over Republican Governor Tom Corbett. Rasmussen Reports, of New Jersey, a media company specializing in polling, said Wolf holds a 51-31 percent lead over ...

Robert Mericle Starts Prison Time Today

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the key figures in the “Kids for Cash” scandal in Luzerne County has to report to prison today. In April, Robert Mericle  was sentenced to one year behind bars, plus a year of probation and a $250,000 fine.  He will ...

Judge to Ramp Up Case Against Penn State Administrators

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jerry Sandusky has been convicted and sentenced and lost an appeal, but the prosecution of three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sex-abuse complaints about the former assistant football coach has been in legal limbo. ...

Goodbye, Mandatory High School Graduation Testing In PA. Maybe.

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill that would eliminate a key component of the state's Common Core curriculum - passing proficiency tests to graduate from high school is again up for consideration in the Pennsyvlania Legislature. It’s Senator Andrew ...

Electric Rates To Spike In PA June 1st

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Some electricity users in Pennsylvania will see their rates go up in just a few days. It is set to happen June 1st. How much rates go up depends on the provider. Rates go up every quarter. This time around they are going up more than usual to help ...

PA Illegal Immigrants Rally for Driving Licenses

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

          Illegal immigrants rallied for the right to have a driver's license on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg Yesterday. House Democrat Patty King is co-sponsoring house bill 1648. It ...

Corbett's Budget Leaves State Projects Unfunded

05.29.14 | Terry Diener

Cash-strapped schools desperate to replace leaky roofs and crumbling infrastructure will likely go without state construction money for a third year. Governor Tom Corbett's Budget proposal continues a moratorium on funding new projects. In 2012, ...

Push Continues to Ban Gifts for PA Lawmakers

05.28.14 | Bill Price

In the midst of a scandal that involved four Philadelphia representatives, the state voted to ban cash gifts to public employees. Now some Pennsylvania lawmakers are saying enough is enough. In April, the state senate passed a ban on all cash gifts ...

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