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Gas industry investigation prompts legislators to take action

11.25.15 | Bob Price

Western Pennsylvania legislators are calling for changes in gas industry hiring practices in the wake of an Action News Investigation. Local gas industry jobs not always for locals Legislators say they were upset to learn 70 to 80 percent of the ...

Travel Tips for the Airport's Busy Season

11.25.15 | Bob Price

If you're heading out to see family (or maybe running away from them) Wednesday, transportation officials are hoping you will follow a few tips help to keep things at the airport moving. "The terminal is going to be a lot busier than ...

Pa. House votes to delay graduation exams for 2 more years

11.24.15 | Bob Price

The state House is giving its approval to a plan to delay for two years a set of mandatory tests for Pennsylvania students before they can graduate high school. State representatives voted unanimously on Monday to implement the Keystone Exams in ...

Wolf: Budget deal in 'deep peril'

11.24.15 | Bob Price

Acknowledging that the plan to resolve the five-month budget impasse is in "deep peril," Gov. Wolf on Monday blamed Republican legislators for the potential collapse of a tentative agreement and urged a new effort to save the deal. At the same ...

Pa. leads nation in young men's overdose deaths

11.23.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania leads the nation - New Jersey is fourth - in drug overdose deaths among young adult men, according to a new analysis, raising the local level of urgency about an epidemic that over the last decade has killed more than twice as many ...

Budget impasse may extend beyond Thanksgiving

11.23.15 | Bob Price

The glimmer of hope that surfaced last week for a budget breakthrough has given way to the stark reality that a state budget agreement most likely won’t be reached by Thanksgiving. That would drag the impasse between Gov. Tom Wolf and state ...

Hundreds Of Syrian Refugees Arrive In Pennsylvania

11.20.15 | Bob Price

They are Egyptian, Jordanian, Iraqi – but mostly Syrian, and just under 200 arrived to the Syrian Arab American Charity Association in Allentown to receive food, supplies and medical care. “No one comes here to make problems… ...

Liquor privatization bill passes through Pa. House

11.20.15 | Bob Price

A bill which would eliminate all state-run liquor stores and privatize the industry in Pennsylvania passed through the House on Thursday and is expected to be voted on by the Senate next week. House Bill 1690 would close 600 state stores but open ...

Pennsylvania House panel advances medical marijuana legislation

11.19.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania is one step closer to legalizing medical marijuana, following a successful committee vote Wednesday in the House that positions the bill for final passage. Before any proposal becomes law, however, it is subject to an amendment ...

Pa. panel approves Internet gaming, airport casino bill

11.19.15 | Bob Price

A bill to legalize and regulate Internet gaming and to allow slot machines at the state’s six largest airports is one step closer to becoming law. The House Gaming Oversight Committee on Wednesday voted to approve House Bill 649. The ...

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