List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf takes the wraps off his budget address next Tuesday

02.02.17 | Bob Price

Political pundits say given the Republican majority in both the House and Senate, the Democratic governor has no chance but to hold the line on taxes.Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says Wolf "is not going to be calling for any ...

Republicans in the PA Senate are making another attempt to make the commonwealth a 'right to work' state

02.01.17 | Bob Price

The want to end the ability of public-sector labor unions to collect dues that go to fund liberal political causes. To become law, the matter must be approved by the state legislature and the voters in a statewide referendum.

Police across NY and PA are warning about a new bogus robo-call designed to rip you off

02.01.17 | Bob Price

If the caller asks "Can you hear me o.k.?" do not answer.  Just end the call. Authorities say the recording is being used for identity theft purposes.  If you say "yes" you could be in for a world of trouble.

Semi-automatic rifles could soon be used by Pennsylvania hunters

02.01.17 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave unanimous preliminary approval to regulatory changes that would permit the use of semiautomatic rifles and shotguns while hunting big game, small game, and fur bearers. A five-round magazine would ...

PA's senate majority leader promises a thorough vetting of Gov. Wolf'sconsolidation plan

01.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Jake Corman promises a thorough vetting of Gov. Wolf's government consolidation plan. The governor yesterday proposed combing four state agencies into one. Corman says the consolidation effort requires legislative approval and cannot be done by ...

A truck driver has died in a 50-vehicle pileup during a snow squal on Interstate-83 in York County Pennsylvania

01.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The chain-reaction wreck involved 40 passenger and 10 commercial vehicles.

Attorneys general from 16 states have sent a letter to the president, calling the immigration order unconstitutional

01.30.17 | Bob Price

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a hotline to assist detainees and is offering legal assistance to any migrant affected by the president's actions. Pennsylvania's attorney general was also involved in sending the letter.

Two PA senators have introduced legislation calling for a state constitutional amendment

01.30.17 | Bob Price

They want to expand property tax exemptions for disabled veterans. Under the proposal, veterans with at least a 50% disability would be exempt from paying part of their property taxes, Currently,  vets must be 100% disabled to receive an ...

The Republican majority in the PA Senate is wasting no time in flexing its newfound muscle

01.30.17 | Terry Diener

In the Senate’s first full week of the new two-year session, a Senate committee advanced legislation that would kill Philadelphia’s sick-leave law and withhold state grant dollars from sanctuary cities.  So far, Wolf has vetoed 16 ...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf will today propose the consolidation of four state agencies into one department

01.30.17 | Bob Price

He wants the departments of human services, health, aging and drug and alcohol prevention to become one new state agency. The consolidation will result in major job cuts, but save the state money. The new unified agency would be called the ...

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