List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The cyber-attack that shut down the computers of PA Senate Democrats for days is lasting longer than expected

03.09.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa said the situation is more complex than originally thought, and it’s not clear when it will be resolved. The FBI is investigating and Microsoft is working to figure out how the network was penetrated and...

PA's governor is considering casino expansion to bring in revenue for the state's coffers

03.08.17 | Bob Price

But some lawmakers warn that a gambling expansion bill could "cannibalize" existing forms of gambling in the commonwealth. The Wolf budget is banking on a quarter billion dollars in revenue from gambling this year without identifying a source...

A Pennsylvania politician is proposing a bill that makes it difficult to raise taxes

03.08.17 | Bob Price

Senator John DiSanto says Pennsylvania has the 15th-highest state and local tax burden of any state in the country. He thinks instead of raising taxes lawmakers should reform government and control spending. His bill would force lawmakers to...

PennDot is taking aim at human trafficking

03.07.17 | Bill Price

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is now training it's employees who work at driver license centers across the state to spot possible victims of human trafficking. Officials say the training will include what to look for and who to...

Gov. Wolf proposes plan to “aggressively” keep jobs in Pennsylvania

03.06.17 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf wants to make sure Pennsylvania companies keep their jobs in the Commonwealth, and he plans on taking an aggressive approach holding them to their promises. Wolf, entering his third state budget cycle, said in a recent Twitter...

Pa. bill: Students should learn how to spot fake news

03.06.17 | Bob Price

A state lawmaker says Pennsylvania’s schools should be teaching students how to spot fake news on social media. State Rep. Tim Briggs (D-Montgomery) introduced legislation this week that would require the Department of Education to...

A PA judge has denied a request to have child endangerment charges dropped for 3 former Penn State officials

03.02.17 | Bob Price

The Dauphin County judge says the felony charge will stay in the case against ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier, former Vice President Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley. Jury selection in Harrisburg begins March 20th.

PA is about to pump a whole lot of money into highway and bridge repair projects

03.02.17 | Bob Price

The $2 billion, 10-year investment will fund interstate improvements and rural road repairs.Penndot Secretary Leslie Richards says roads in rural areas will get much-needed attention.  She insists interstate highways are also in need of...

Longest Serving University of Scranton President Dies

03.01.17 | Bob Price

Reverend Joseph Panuska, the University of Scranton's longest serving president, has died. Father Panuska died Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia. He was 89-years-old. Father Panuska was the 22nd president of the University of Scranton. He...

Turzai: Pa. budget process isn't sustainable

03.01.17 | Bob Price

As the General Assembly begins another budget season, it's time to admit that Pennsylvania needs to overhaul state government. In the midst of a 21st-century economy driven by new technology and fundamental changes in the markets, we are still...

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