List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Attorney General Kane Wishes to Finish Term

01.15.15 |

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she's not backing down and fully intends to serve the rest of her term amid a report that a grand jury investigating press leaks recommended charges against her. The Democrat told reporters outside a Farm ...

PA Court Dismisses Fracking Lawsuit

01.14.15 |

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation (PEDF) to declare unconstitutional and enjoin natural gas extraction from State park and forest land. The group also sought to ...

Governor-Elect Wolf Announces More Cabinet Members

01.14.15 |

Randy Albright, who has served as the Democrats' executive director of the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee since 2009, is Governor-elect Tom Wolf's pick to be secretary of the Office of the Budget. Wolf also named Russell Redding of ...

PA Lawmaker Pushes for Drug Tests for State Politicians

01.13.15 |

Legislation proposed by state Representative John Lawrence, would require candidates for state-level elected office to be subjected to a drug test. This would mean drug screenings for candidates for state representative, state senator, governor, ...

PennDOT to Rebuild Bridges Across the Commonwealth

01.13.15 |

PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch announced Monday that a public-private partnership to replace 558 bridges across the state has been finalized.Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, a team of financing, engineering and construction firms, will replace the ...

State Employees Off Work for Gubernatorial Inauguration

01.12.15 |

State employees in Harrisburg have off January 20th in order to reduce the amount of traffic and to free up parking spaces for the thousands of people expected to attend Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's inauguration.A spokesman for Governor Tom ...

Lawmakers Push to Legalize Marijuana

01.12.15 |

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers plan to reintroduce legislation to legalize medical marijuana in the state. State Representatives Jim Cox and Ed Gainey said their bill is identical to a proposal that passed the Senate 43-7 in September, but never ...

25th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show Kicks Off Tomorrow

01.09.15 |

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation with 24 acres under 1 roof, that feature 6-thousand animals, 10-thousand competitive exhibits. This year's butter sculpture-made from over 1,000 pounds of ...

PA Lawmaker Pushing Legislation to Cut Corporate Income Tax

01.09.15 |

Representative Seth Grove is circulating a co-sponsorship memo for a measure that would cut the rate from about 10 percent to about 6 1/2 percent. He says that would spur economic growth and create more jobs in the state. He added that the current ...

PA Court Ruling Upholds Drilling on Public Land

01.08.15 |

Commonwealth Court on Wednesday upheld a Pennsylvania agency's authority to lease public land for natural gas drilling and rejected an environmental activist's challenges to how the state is spending money gleaned from those agreements. The ...

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