List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Republican lawmakers want to give $3 billion in 'lifelines' to struggling schools, human service providers

10.20.15 | Bob Price

As Pennsylvania schools and human service providers struggle to stay open, Republican lawmakers have found yet another way to try to give them money during a prolonged state budget impasse. Rep. Stephen Bloom, R-North Middleton Twp., and Rep. ...

Suspect Charged in PA Walmart Shooting

10.19.15 | Bob Price

Authorities have charged 31-year old Scott Lee Sargent of Shenandoah in connection with the shooting at a Walmart in Wilkes-Barre Township Saturday afternoon. Those charges include six counts of criminal attempt to commit homicide of a law ...

Specter of school shutdown haunts Pennsylvania budget fight

10.19.15 | Bob Price

  As Pennsylvania's state budget stalemate drags through a fourth month, the talk of the Capitol has drifted to when the first school district could run out of cash and shut its doors. That, after all, is effectively what hastened an end ...

Wrong-Way Crash Kills Milford Man

10.16.15 | Bob Price

Several people had a scary experience early Thursday morning on the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Dunmore. Those drivers called 911 when they saw an SUV coming at them on the highway. Not long after, that SUV collided with a car and killing ...

Pennsylvania’s Mike Kelly Considering Speakership Bid

10.16.15 | Bob Price

An influential conservative, is considering a bid for the House speakership, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. Sources on Capitol Hill, including conservatives close to the Pennsylvania delegation, confirm to Breitbart News that if House Ways ...

If No State Budget by December, No Payroll for Teachers

10.15.15 | Bob Price

An agency in Lackawanna County that provides special education services in three counties could soon lose the employees that many rely on. The Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit, or NEIU, says it will not be able to pay those teachers by ...

Pennsylvania Senate OKs limits on union dues, PAC collection

10.15.15 | Bob Price

Legislation that would weaken the ability of public-sector labor unions to collect dues and political action committee contributions from members' paychecks narrowly passed the Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday, although it is opposed by Gov. Tom ...

Wolf says he won't cave on demand to fix state's deficit

10.14.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday he won't cave on his demand that lawmakers agree to measures to wipe out a long-term deficit that has plunged Pennsylvania's credit rating into the bottom ranks of states. The Democrat, in a regularly scheduled ...

Pennsylvania Senate eyes limit on union dues, PAC collection

10.14.15 | Bob Price

Republicans in the Pennsylvania state Senate are advancing legislation that would weaken the ability of public-sector labor unions to collect full dues and political action committee contributions from members' paychecks. The GOP-controlled ...

Tentative Agreement Reached Between Scranton Teachers, District

10.13.15 | Bob Price

It appears a teachers strike in the Scranton School District could be coming to an end. The president of the Scranton Federation of Teachers told Newswatch 16 the union and the district reached a tentative agreement at a meeting Monday night. The ...

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