List by Category: Pennsylvania News

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 ...

Unions coalesce against ‘paycheck protection’ legislation

01.23.14 | Bob Price

Unions across Pennsylvania are fighting a proposal that would end the practice of automatically deducting dues from public workers’ paychecks. The plan squelches the voice of organized labor, the labor groups say. “This is as ...

Casey touts need for wage hike as Pa. economy lags

01.22.14 | Bob Price

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey doesn’t accept the argument that raising the minimum wage will dampen job growth. The Scranton Democrat has reiterated his support for increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and indexing it to ...

Corbett: Judge should overturn ruling deeming voter ID law illegal

01.22.14 | Bob Price

Pa Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday he does not agree with a judge's ruling that shot down the state's voter identification law and will ask the judge to reconsider his decision. While declining to elaborate, Corbett said he is not ...

Towanda man faces 5,118 sexual abuse charges

01.21.14 | Bob Price

A Towanda man was charged Tuesday with thousands of sexual abuse charges in connection with assaults that occurred over a 21-year period. Towanda Borough Police charged Donald C. Burrell, 55, of Maple Street, with 2,870 counts of rape, ...

Corbett Unveils State Energy Plan for Pa.

01.21.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett unveiled a resources guidebook Tuesday that markets Pennsylvania's business and energy sectors and its government programs, and billed it as a way to lure business people and investors to the state. Flanked by two-year students ...

Pennsylvania could tip the scales nationally on same-sex marriage

01.20.14 | Bob Price

In the six months since the Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on same-sex marriage, a flood of lawsuits and legislation has pushed the United States to a tipping point - and Pennsylvania this year could be the state that shifts the balance. ...

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