List by Category: Pennsylvania News

No school today in Montrose, Pennsylvania due to a strike

03.29.16 |

Teachers are striking due to a contract dispute. The district website and board members claim teacher pay as the main issue.       Patrick Strickland lives in Montrose and says the strike is a huge inconvenience. By ...

Religious institutions and preservation groups clash in Pennsylvania over what to do with unneeded or crumbling historic churches

03.28.16 |

Church leaders argue that preservationists and historic landmark agencies are interfering with their right to freedom of religion by trying to stop them by tearing down or disposing of buildings they no longer want or can afford. Those seeking to ...

GOP fundraisers in Pa. take a closer look at Kasich

03.28.16 |

A group of Pennsylvania Republicans will host a Kasich fundraiser this Thursday at the Union League of Philadelphia. They include former Gov. Tom Ridge and Bob Asher. To cinch the GOP presidential nomination, Kasich needs around 120 percent of the ...

Pennsylvania energy lobbyist files suit to block new hydrofracking rules

03.25.16 |

The Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association claimed in Commonwealth court that the Department of Environmental Protection did not follow legal procedures when it wrote new rules covering unconventional shale drilling which includes ...

Ex Pa. Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin fined $50,000 for coarse emails

03.25.16 |

Eakin resigned from the state's high court last week, but the Court of Judicial Discipline still investigated Eakins offensive emails.  The tribunal fined Eakin $50,000, but allowed him to keep his $153,000 annual pension.The six members of ...

Pennsylvania's long budget nightmare is over for now

03.24.16 |

Governor Wolf has agreed to let a Republican spending bill become law and GOP lawmakers are relieved. House speaker Mike Turzai says the decision is good for taxpayers and schools. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau says allowing the $30 billion ...

Republican Pennsylvania senator will meet with the Supreme Court nominee

03.24.16 |

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says he will meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, but still believes the court vacancy should not be filled this year. Toomey's remarks come a day after Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey met with the nominee on ...

Governor Wolf faces the dilemma of his career over budget

03.23.16 |

Shall Tom Wolf veto or cave to growing pressure and pass an emergency spending bill so schools don't shut down next month? Many in Wolf's own party are now encouraging him to capitulate and approve big chunks of a budget he has openly ...

Many Pennsylvanians switch political party

03.23.16 |

65,000 people have made the switch in the run-up to next month's primary contest.Election officials say one candidate in particular is fueling the political metamorphosis and that candidate is Donald Trump.The deadline to register in time for the ...

Call to restrict drone use that interferes with hunting, fishing in Pa.

03.22.16 |

Environmental officials say there have been at least a half dozen incidents of unmanned aircraft flying near eagle's nests and interfering with waterfowl. The drones can spook migrating birds. Animal rights groups have said they use drones to catch ...

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