List by Category: Pennsylvania News

New York and Pennsylvania have launched new advertising campaigns to remind folks about the dangers of the Zika virus

05.26.16 | Bob Price

Television and radio spots will be airing soon to educate the public about how to guard against the disease that is running roughshod in South America. Pennsylvania Congressman Glenn Thompson is confident the bugs carrying Zika there will not come ...

Gun rights groups rallied at the Pennsylvania state capitol Tuesday in support of the second amendment

05.25.16 | Bob Price

They lobbied for legislation that would eliminate the conceal carry permit requirement.   One speaker said, "We're a free people, and free men do not ask permission to bear arms."Under current state law, no license is required for guns ...

A scathing report today out of Pennsylvania shows one in five calls made to the state's Child Abuse Hotline goes unanswered

05.25.16 | Bob Price

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale SAYS, "Any single one of those calls could have lead to a life or death situation for a child."42,000 calls to the Child Abuse Hotline went unanswered last year.  The state's Child Abuse Hotline has been ...

An elderly man was killed in a motorcycle accident yesterday on Interstate-81 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

05.24.16 | Bob Price

The biker in his mid-70s collided with a stopped tractor trailer. It happened around 5 p.m. in the south-bound lanes near the Tremont Exit. Traffic was backed up for about three miles.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is teaming up with several other state agencies to develop a 5-year housing strategy for the poor, elderly and those with learning disabilities

05.24.16 | Bob Price

Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas insists there are "way too many people who are living in nursing homes, state hospitals or state centers for folks with intellectual disabilities and today is about starting a process to change all ...

Pennsylvania's largest refugee resettlement program is slated to close next month

05.23.16 | Bob Price

Lutheran Children and Family Services helps to settle about 100 refugees a year in the Lehigh Valley, but it plans to shutdown at the end of next month due to a lack of funding. The not-for-profit will end most of its social services by June ...

Pennsylvania politicians have just over a month to finish work on a more than $30 billion state budget

05.23.16 | Bob Price

Republican Representative Kathy Rapp says education spending will be the key sticking point to these negotiations.The last state budget was the latest in commonwealth history. Lawmakers will be hoping to avoid a repeat performance when budget ...

A Pennsylvania politician has proposed a fix to late budgets in the commonwealth

05.20.16 | Bob Price

Senator Rob Teplitz  is trumpeting a series of bills he calls the "budget impasse prevention package." The reforms require open budget negotiation "status meetings" on the first of each month leading up to the June 30th deadline. This way, ...

Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania is hoping to capitalize on the fracking ban across the border in New York

05.20.16 | Bob Price

A meeting was held in Montrose yesterday to try and lure businesses away from the southern tier of New York and to the northern tier of the Keystone State. Mike German relocated his business to Susquehanna County three years ago and says he's ...

As expected, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has vetoed a measure that would have allowed school districts to furlough teachers based on merit instead of seniority

05.19.16 |

The legislative effort would have ended the age-old practice of "first hired, last fired," which reformers say rewards bad educators and punishes good teachers. But the governor said the bill relies too heavily on a single score from the new ...

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