List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania House Republicans are advancing a bill to protect the royalty payments of landowners who lease their property for the purpose of natural gas exploration

06.28.16 | Bob Price

Sponsors say the House bill guarantees a minimum payment for lease holders in the Marcellus Shale formation.

Pennsylvania's health secretary says parents of children suffering from epilepsy can seek permission starting next month to get medical marijuana from outside the commonwealth

06.27.16 | Bob Price

Back in April, Governor Wolf signed legislation legalizing medical marijuana. Full implementation of the law is not expected for another two years.

Pennsylvania politicians are hoping against hope to have a budget agreement in place by the end of the week

06.27.16 | Bob Price

The deadline to reach a deal is this coming Thursday.Matt Gabler is a Republican representative for the 75th Legislative District in Elk and Clearfield counties. He says the governor's promise not to raise taxes is  an encouraging sign that a ...

Pennsylvania lawmakers will meet in special session on Monday to address the emerging public opiod overdose health crisis

06.24.16 | Bob Price

In the rural 10-county Northern Tier, there has been a more than 500% increase in hospitalizations for opiod overdoses since the year 2000.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf must call a special election within 10 days to fill a congressional seat left vacant by the conviction of Democrat Chaka Fattah

06.24.16 | Bob Price

The 11 term representative resigned from Congress yesterday, two days after being found guilty in Philadelphia racketeering case.

A proposed wind farm is not sitting well with some concerned citizens in Carbon County, Pennsylvania

06.24.16 | Bob Price

A large crowd showed up at last night's zoning board meeting in Penn Forest Township to discuss the pro's and con's of erecting 40 turbines in the heart of the Poconos.Those opposed to the wind farm project far outnumbered those who support ...

Pennsylvania pro-family activists worry new LGBT legislation meant to prevent discrimination "could" be misapplied to infringe upon the rights of Christians in the public square

06.23.16 | Bob Price

 A Senate panel on Wednesday advanced a measure that would allow the state to impose penalties on organizations found guilty of discrimination. Michael Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute encourages Christians to pray.   He said, ...

The death penalty is "still on the table" for accused cop-killer Eric Frein in Pike County, Pennsylvania

06.23.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Judge Gregory Chelak denied the motion of Eric Frein's defense team to remove the death penalty option.  But Frein's attorneys argued the death penalty is unconstitutional. 33 Year-old Frein was arrested after a 40-plus day manhunt through ...

Extra food left-over from the U.S. Open near Pittsburgh will be used to feed hungry people in western Pennsylvania

06.22.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Chicken, fresh pineapple and cantaloupe are a few of the foods that will soon make it onto the plates of hungry children and adults at soup kitchens in the Keystone State. The end of the 116th U.S. Open Golf Championship left a 25,000 pound food ...

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has lost another bid to have her perjury case dismissed before her trial beginsthis summer

06.22.16 | Terry Diener

On Tuesday, a Montgomery County judge rejected Kane's legal argument that the case should be thrown out on the assertion that she is a victim of selective and vindictive prosecution.The ruling follows a similar decision state Superior Court and ...

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