List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Two Democratic Gov Candidates in PA Get Top Ratings from Anti-Gun Group

04.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Gun control advocacy group CeaseFire Pennsylvania has given two gubernatorial candidates 100 percent rating on their gun control stances. Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, and Katie McGinty, an attorney and former Environmental Protection Secretary, ...

PA Governor Signs Child Abuse Laws

04.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Progress is being made in the effort to protect children in Pennsylvania from abuse. On Monday, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law three bills that will result in funding for training, child advocacy centers and a new statewide database. There ...

PA Town Mourns Three Children Killed in Housefire

04.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 A funeral service is set for Tuesday for 3 mennonite children killed in a housefire in Danville, Pennsylvania Friday.   13 Year old Daniel, 7 year old Gavin, and 2 year old Arthur could not escape. Two children did get out alive. ...

PA Senator Pushes for Public Funding Bill

04.07.14 | Terry Diener

A Pennsylvania senator is calling for a program that would provide public money to state political candidates to fund their election campaigns.State Sen. Daylin Leach  said the bill would create a fund which would allow any candidate running ...

PA Gubernatorial Race Heats Up

04.07.14 | Terry Diener

Polls show the Democratic nomination race for Pennsylvania has been lead by Tom Wolf for more than a month, but that's likely to change in the six weeks left until the May 20th primary. With about half the Democratic voters undecided, Wolf is ...

PPL in PA May Start Billing Customers "Storm Fees"

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Customers of PPL Electric Utilities Corp. may be charged special fees beginning next year for the utility's storm-related expenses. The state Public Utility Commission on Thursday granted the Allentown-based utility a storm damage expense rider, ...

Pennsylvania Doesn't Report All Gas Drilling Complaints

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Thursday that the testimony shows that the state Department of Environmental Protection doesn’t always issue a violation notice or formal notice of contamination where shale gas energy companies reach ...

Pennsylvania's Governor Says He's Worn With Obamacare

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said Wednesday he's getting to his breaking point with the Obama administration. At issue is a conference call between the Corbett administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Corbett aides ...

PA AG Calls For A Ban On Cash Gifts To Lawmakers

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's top prosecutor says she strongly supports an action by state House leaders to ban most types of cash gifts to lawmakers and legislative staff. Attorney General Kathleen Kane says in a statement that stronger ethics laws for the ...

Gas Royalty Disputes in PA

04.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 Disputes over royalty payments for oil and natural gas drilling have involved several farmers in rural parts of Pennsylvania has brought the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau into the argument.  The Farm Bureau wants lawmakers to take action. ...

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