List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pro-family activists in Pennsylvania are keeping a close eye on LGBT legislation as it gains strength in Harrisburg

09.06.16 | Bob Price

The so-called bathroom bill, Senate bill 1306 could endanger the religious freedom rights of christian not-for-profits. The Pennsylvania Family Institute says the measure infringes on hiring policies and privacy protections. That group fears ...

Lock her up? Probation? Law experts weigh in on how to sentence Kane

09.05.16 | Bob Price

In her turbulent years as attorney general, Kathleen Kane was a polarizing figure. That's no less true today on the issue of her sentencing next month: Should the state's former chief law enforcement officer be sentenced to prison? It's water ...

Should Pennsylvania schools start after Labor Day?

09.05.16 | Bob Price

A move by a neighboring state is stirring up discussion among businesses and school administrators in central Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring all schools to begin classes after the ...

Tim Kaine holds campaign event in Lehigh Valley

09.01.16 | Bob Price

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine concluded his 2-day visit to Pennsylvania Wednesday with a pair of stops in the Lehigh Valley.  Kaine rallied supporters of Hillary Clinton at the Hanover Township Community Center.  He ...

Penn State fans will see tighter security measures this season

08.31.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Guests will need to empty pockets and be screened with metal detectors. Forget bringing in backpacks and purses.  But, Beaver Stadium authorities will allow a clear-one-gallon bag for child-care items or medicine. The season's opener is ...

Bruce Beemer is confirmed as Pennsylvania's new interim attorney general

08.31.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Senate confirmed Beemer by a unanimous 44 to nothing vote. Beemer then moved to the reception room for a private swearing in. Beemer says he started his first day of work immediately. The next attorney general will be elected in November and ...

Kathleen's Kane replacement is taking the helm

08.30.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania lawmakers are poised to replace the state’s convicted ex-attorney general with her former top deputy. The scheduled confirmation vote today on Bruce Beemer comes nearly two weeks after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf nominated him to ...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is once again calling for a statewide decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana

08.30.16 | Sarah Harnisch

He did a media blitz yesterday across the state promoting it. Dauphin County D.A. Ed Marsico says it's only a low grade misdemeanor.  He says the governor isn't giving accurate facts on his media tour.  Marsico says, "You don't go to jail ...

A public hearing will happen tomorrow on Pennsylvania's bathroom bill

08.29.16 | Bob Price

Senate Bill 1306 would remove privacy rights in Pennsylvania by forcing employers to open their sex specific locker rooms, showers and restrooms to the opposite sex. Pro-family groups like the Pennsylvania Family Institute argue nothing less than ...

The online retailer Amazon promises thousands of new jobs in Pennsylvania

08.29.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Amazon is considering sites to expand its "Prime Now" fast delivery service. Last month, Pennsylvania offered Amazon $5 million from the Pennsylvania First Program and $15 million in job credits-- if Amazon creates 5,000 more jobs over the next ...

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