List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Governor Corbett Seeks Quicker Ruling in Same Sex Marriage Case

04.23.14 | FL News Team

 Governor Tom Corbett is now asking a federal judge to decide a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage without a trial. Corbett's administration, which is defending the law's constitutionality, made the ...

Clearfield County Residents Challenge EPA Over Gas Well

04.22.14 | Terry Diener

Widespread concerns about earthquakes and drinking water contamination have caused more than 50 Clearfield County residents to mount a novel challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's permitting of a deep injection well for shale gas ...

Plaintives Seek Immdediate Decision in Same-Sex Marriage Case

04.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The plaintiffs in a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage are changing strategy and now asking a federal judge to make an immediate decision in their case. Civil rights lawyers representing a widow, 11 couples and ...

Pennsylvania Pa Gov. to Investigate Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Dodging Inspections

04.21.14 | Bob Price

Documents from an abortion center in Allentown have prompted state officials to investigate whether the center may be dodging unannounced state inspections. A Planned Parenthood in Allentown allegedly rescheduled abortion procedures after finding ...

Schwartz to women : I need you

04.21.14 | Bob Price

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz looked out at hundreds of comrades from battles past Thursday at her annual Women in Politics fundraiser and implored them to join her in the present fight: to become the first woman governor of Pennsylvania. “I ...

PENNDOT Holds Survey to Improve Transportation Plans

04.18.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania’s department of transportation wants public feedback on transportation priorities and investments through a public survey. The survey is part of Penndot’s effort to update the state’s long range transportation plan ...

Paterno Family Accuses NCAA of Finger Pointing

04.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Paterno family says the NCAA is 'pointing a gun' in Penn State's direction.  The family of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno -- Along with a number of trustees, former players and coaches, and members of the faculty -- claimed in ...

Dog Wardens Cracking Down in PA

04.17.14 | Terry Diener

That knock at the door could be a warden checking to make sure your dog is properly licensed in Pennsylvania. Dog wardens will canvass homes across the Keystone state over the next couple of months, to ensure dog owners have a valid license for ...

Data Shows Water Not Greatly Affected by PA Gas Drilling

04.17.14 | Bob Price

The State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources which oversees the state parks and state forests, says water quality is the resource that most people cite when expressing their concerns about shale gas production. Although incidents have ...

New Tax Proposed on High-Producing Gas Wells

04.16.14 | Terry Diener

 Another Republican state lawmaker in the Republican-controlled Legislature is lining up behind a proposal to impose a new tax on Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry.Monroe County Rep. Mario Scavello asked fellow lawmakers Tuesday to ...

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