List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania Senate delays vote on eliminating school property taxes

11.18.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania state Senate has delayed a vote on legislation to completely eliminate $14 billion in school property taxes by replacing the revenue with substantially higher state taxes on sales and income. Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman ...

Gov. Wolf says "yes" to Syrian refugees

11.17.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf says his administration will continue working with the federal government to resettle Syrian refugees in Pennsylvania following the Paris terrorist attacks. It’s an endeavor that’s come under criticism after investigators ...

Top aides say Kane must cede virtually all duties to others

11.17.15 | Bob Price

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane must delegate virtually all of her duties as the state's highest law enforcement official to others because of the suspension of her law license, her top deputies warned in a letter to their boss made public ...

Annual Turkey Trot Benefits Those in Need

11.16.15 | Bob Price

There was some perfect weather for a trot Sunday morning through downtown Scranton and it was all to benefit the organization 'Friends of the Poor.' The Commonwealth Medical College's sixth annual Turkey Trot kicked off along Pine Street. All the ...

The $2B question has no answer in sprawling budget deal

11.16.15 | Bob Price

It is the $2 billion question: Which Pennsylvania homeowners will get the biggest benefit from a higher state sales tax? Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Legislature's huge Republican majorities must somehow agree on an answer if the package ...

Attorney General Kathleen Kane sued over selective email releases, Jerry Sandusky case claims, more

11.13.15 | Bob Price

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been sued in federal court for defamation, retaliation and invasion of privacy, claiming she selectively released pornographic emails of former state employees who criticized her campaign pledge to review ...

Gov. Tom Wolf: budget compromise 'moves Pennsylvania forward' with higher sales tax but lower property taxes

11.13.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday in Lancaster he's not getting everything he wants in a proposed budget deal, but Pennsylvanians will benefit from lower property taxes and an historic increase in school funding. Wolf, a first-term Democrat, said ...

Repealing Pennsylvania ‘Blue Laws’

11.12.15 | Bob Price

There are laws several hundred years old on the books in Pennsylvania that are quite the head-scratchers. That's why lawmakers are working to repeal some of those laws, nicknamed "blue laws." "It's a very old law that dates back to people resting ...

Tax proposals in Wolf's Pa. budget remain contentious

11.12.15 | Bob Price

The complex budget package that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican legislative leaders are considering will be a tough sell in the General Assembly, legislators and analysts said Wednesday. It includes a higher sales tax, property tax cuts, ...

Wolf, GOP leaders: Budget deal still on track

11.11.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Wolf and Republican legislative leaders scrambled Tuesday to fortify their tentative budget deal, hours after signs that the long-sought agreement may have been unraveling. Calling reporters to the governor's office for a late-afternoon ...

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