List by Category: Pennsylvania News

For the third straight year, PA'S governor is proposing an extraction tax on Marcellus shale gas production

02.13.17 | Bob Price

And for the third straight year, Republican leaders in the state legislature are balking at the suggestion.Northern Tier Representative Marty Causer says gas prices are depressed, drillers are antsy, and the last thing the state needs to do is...

A far away asteroid is of special interest to one Pennsylvania professor

02.10.17 | Terry Diener

Hundreds of millions of miles away from Bloomsburg University, there’s an asteroid sitting somewhere between Mars and Jupiter.  Professor Dr. Michael Shepard spent months building a 3D model of the asteroid “Psyche” using a...

A state lawmaker is the first Republican to challenge Democrat Bob Casey for the U.S. Senate next year

02.10.17 | Bob Price

Representative Rick Saccone will formally declare his candidacy later this month. The 59-year-old is a former Air Force officer and was first elected to the Pennsylvania State House in 2010. Saccone is one of the Pennsylvania's most...

It's on to the House for new pro-life legislation in Pennsylvania

02.09.17 | Bob Price

The state senate yesterday approved the bill that bans late-term and dismemberment. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the measure recognizes the reality that unborn children feel pain.The bill would ban abortions after 20...

Interpreting and translating is the fastest-growing profession in Pennsylvania

02.08.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

According to a new study by the California-based career site Zippia, jobs as interpreters or translators are expected to grow by nearly 35% in coming years. The study looked at stats from the Department of Labor  and the Bureau of Labor...

PA Republican leaders are giving high marks to Democratic Gov. Wolf

02.08.17 | Bob Price

They like what they see in his budget which was unveiled yesterday in Harrisburg. House Speaker Mike Turzai says the budget plan displays a "reality check" and expects budget talks will move in a positive...

PA's education department wants help in providing meals to low-income kids this summer

02.07.17 | Terry Diener

Last year during the summer, 295 organizations participated, providing nutritious meals to children at over 2,600 locations throughout the state.  But Education officials say more organizations and meal sites are needed throughout...

PA will soon accept permits to grow and dispense medical marijuana

02.07.17 | Bob Price

Across the state, proposed pot dispensaries are getting mixed reviews.   Bill Banta is a produce farmer in Exeter, PA and supports the medical marijuana industry.          But Sayre resident Jean...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf takes the wraps off his budget today

02.07.17 | Bob Price

The unveiling is set for 11:30 this morning before a joint-session of the General Assembly. The governor will call for an across-the-board cut in government spending. Wolf will also propose the mergers of several state agencies.

Students in York County PA made a man a new finger using a 3D printer

02.06.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The kids attend Commonwealth Charter Academy in Harrisburg, where they learn how to use specialized software.Butch Atlin lost the tip of his finger because of an accident with a pellet gun. The prosthetic finger worked so well, five workshops are...

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