List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA State Treasurer Abruptly Resigns

01.30.15 | Sarah Harnisch

State Treasurer Rob McCord, who resigned suddenly Thursday, is under federal investigation.  WPVI-TV citing anonymous sources, reported that investigators are focusing on the "alleged theft of campaign and other funds." A spokesman for Gov. ...

PA Gov Tom Wolf To Close Gas Drilling In State Forests

01.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf is poised to sign an executive order restoring a moratorium on new natural-gas drilling leases on Pennsylvania's state parks and forests. Wolf's office says he'll sign the order today at Benjamin Rush State Park in Philadelphia. ...

Young Teachers May Not See Much Bang For Their Pension Buck

01.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Findings just released from the National Council on Teacher Quality show Pennsylvania's teacher pension system carries the third highest unfunded liability in the country. Pennsylvania ranks seventh in the nation if that $32.6 billion liability is ...

Prosecutors Seeking the Death Penalty For Police Ambush Suspect Eric Frein

01.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man charged with killing a state trooper and seriously wounding another in a shooting outside the Blooming Grove barracks. Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin argued in a legal filing ...

PA Governor Tom Wolf Vows To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

01.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf gave an impromptu speech Tuesday to parents of children who are suffering daily from debilitating seizures and vowed to sign a medical marijuana bill that senators are writing. The greeting with parents in Wolf's Capitol reception ...

Former PA Congressman Chris Carney Weighs Senate Seat in 2016

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Pennsylvania Congressman Chris Carney says he is considering a run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2016. Carney serves on Governor Tom Wolf's transition team for military and veterans issues. Carney, a Susquehanna County ...

Republicans Sue Tom Wolf Over Firing of State Employee

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The Republican majority in the Pennsylvania State Senate is suing democratic Governor Tom Wolf over his firing of his predecessor's appointee. The lawsuit filed Monday in Commonwealth court says Republican Governor Tom Corbett's appointee, Erik ...

EPA Braces For "Hurricane Blizzard"

01.26.15 | Sarah Harnisch

With heavy snows predicted in some portions of the Keystone state, Penndot has issued some reminders about travel. In areas where forecasts are calling for significant snow and possible icy conditions, Penndot says motorists should postpone travel ...

PA Law In The Works To Require Truckers To Remove Ice and Snow

01.26.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The rules may be changing-- for snow and ice on semi trucks in Pennsylvania. Senator Lisa Boscola has reintroduced legislation to require snow and ice removal before driving a large truck. Drivers could be fined $25 to $75 if a police officer ...

Governor Wolf Cleans House at the Capitol

01.23.15 |

Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday swiftly undid his predecessor's late-hour appointments, firing the recently-named director of the state's open records office and recalling all pending executive nominations. Wolf said he removed Erik Arneson, the ...

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