List by Category: Pennsylvania News

School District Survey In PA: Property Taxes To Keep Rising

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania school officials estimate the cost of educating students will rise again this year, and they pledge more local property tax increases despite significant reductions in faculty, staff and resources. That forecast was the result of the ...

PA Considers Consolidating Fish, Game Commissions

06.05.14 | Terry Diener

A study that says Pennsylvania could save about $5 million a year by merging its fish and game commissions is generating divided opinions on a legislative panel.Officials with the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee reviewed their conclusions ...

PA Medicade Bill Could Help Poor

06.05.14 | Terry Diener

A divided Pennsylvania state House committee is advancing a bill to immediately expand Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of the working poor. Wednesday's approval of the bill by the Republican-controlled Human Services Committee may end ...

Wolf Tops Corbett in Gubernatorial Polls

06.04.14 | Bill Price

          Two new political polls show Democrat Tom Wolf has opened up a sizable lead over incumbent Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race. The Public Policy Institute has Tom Wolf ahead, 55% ...

Pennsylvania to Downsize State Government

06.04.14 | FL News Team

 Two bills passed the state Senate on Tuesday that would affect all three branches of government. Senators are signaling support for amending the constitution to get rid of top state government offices including Lieutenant governor and two ...

PA Scraps Medical Marijuana Bill

06.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

   Medical marijuana is likely a no-go in Pennsylvania-- for now. At first glance it appeared a bill may have the chance of passing-- after Governor Tom Corbett announced last month he would support a medical study of it's effects. But ...

Tom Wolf Ahead in PA Polls

06.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In the first public poll since the May 20 primary, Democrat Tom Wolf holds a 20-point lead over Republican Governor Tom Corbett. Rasmussen Reports, of New Jersey, a media company specializing in polling, said Wolf holds a 51-31 percent lead over ...

Robert Mericle Starts Prison Time Today

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the key figures in the “Kids for Cash” scandal in Luzerne County has to report to prison today. In April, Robert Mericle  was sentenced to one year behind bars, plus a year of probation and a $250,000 fine.  He will ...

Judge to Ramp Up Case Against Penn State Administrators

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jerry Sandusky has been convicted and sentenced and lost an appeal, but the prosecution of three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sex-abuse complaints about the former assistant football coach has been in legal limbo. ...

Goodbye, Mandatory High School Graduation Testing In PA. Maybe.

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill that would eliminate a key component of the state's Common Core curriculum - passing proficiency tests to graduate from high school is again up for consideration in the Pennsyvlania Legislature. It’s Senator Andrew ...

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