List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Poll: majority in Pa. support gas drilling

01.30.14 | Bob Price

A new poll shows that a significant majority of people in Pennsylvania support the boom in Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling, but many also have concerns about environmental impacts. The Franklin & Marshall College poll released Thursday ...

Corbett in trouble shows Keystone State poll

01.29.14 | Bob Price

The Republican governor of Pennsylvania faces a challenging political environment as he campaigns for reelection this year, according to two Jan. 22 Human Events/Gravis polls of Keystone State voters. In the poll of 956 registered Republican ...

Same-sex marriage ban strains region's Methodists churches

01.28.14 | Bob Price

Same-sex marriage — a divisive issue for many faiths — has the region’s United Methodist congregations facing strains in their churches. A former United Methodist pastor, who was defrocked late last year for officiating at a ...

Labor unions pack Pa. Capitol over paycheck bill

01.28.14 | Bob Price

Labor unions packed the Pennsylvania Capitol for a raucous rally Tuesday as they widened their fight over legislation that aims to prevent the state, school districts and local governments from deducting union dues and political action ...

Pa. game commission asked to expand deer hunting

01.27.14 | Bob Price

Members of the Pennsylvania Game Commission are being urged to expand deer hunting opportunities in the commonwealth. Lancaster Newspapers reports that deer were the game species most talked about Sunday at the start of the commission's annual ...

Reconsider voter ID ruling, Corbett asks court

01.27.14 | Bob Price

The Corbett administration Monday asked Commonwealth Court to reconsider its finding that the Pennsylvania voter ID law is unconstitutional. Judge Bernard McGinley earlier this month found the 2012 law violates the state constitution by imposing ...

Conservative groups, unions battle over pay in Pa.

01.26.14 | Bob Price

The hottest political potato in Pennsylvania's Capitol this month is a bill that has drawn a network of conservative groups and labor unions into a clash over how tens of millions of dollars in dues payments are collected from hundreds of ...

Pa. budget debate likely to include gambling expansion

01.26.14 | Bob Price

With Pennsylvania's budget forecast gloomy, the legislature looks to be placing its bets on gambling. As budget discussions unfold over the next few months, it is widely expected that the GOP-controlled House and Senate, along with the Corbett ...

Corbett says he’d sign bill ending deduction of union dues

01.24.14 | Bob Price

Pa Governor Tom Corbett didn’t say much about so-called paycheck protection legislation, but what he said this week held plenty of weight. Pennsylvania’s Republican governor said that should the legislation barring the automatic ...

PA Nurses throw support behind medical marijuana bill

01.24.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association today became the first medical professional group to register support for legislation that would allow the use of medical marijuana. The group, representing more than 212,000 registered nurses in ...

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