List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Gov. Wolf orders spending, hiring freeze

10.02.15 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all agencies under his purview to freeze all non-essential spending and hiring. Thursday’s decision comes as the state budget impasse reached its 93rd day. In a statement released by the governor’s ...

Republican leaders invite vote on Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf's tax plan

10.01.15 | Bob Price

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has a high-stakes showdown with Republicans next week on whether House members of both parties are willing to vote for higher taxes. House and Senate Republican leaders called the bluff of House Democrats who said they're ...

Pennsylvania hikes penalty for killing eagles

09.30.15 | Bob Price

People who kill bald eagles in Pennsylvania will soon face a tougher penalty. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners on Tuesday gave approval to a measure that increases to $2,500 the replacement cost for killing bald eagles and golden ...

Motorist Urged To Be Alert For Wildlife

09.30.15 | Bob Price

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today urged motorists to be alert for moose, deer, and other wildlife on the roads. Early fall is the peak time for wildlife ...

Wolf vetoes GOP’s short-term spending measure

09.30.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania is still without a plan to pay for government operations after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-crafted short-term spending measure. Wolf vetoed the two-bill package Tuesday, saying it would sell out the people of ...

Talks yield no breakthroughs on Pennsylvania's budget

09.29.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative leaders met on and off throughout the day Monday in an effort to craft a compromise to end the Pennsylvania state budget impasse, but no breakthroughs surfaced. Negotiators from both parties described the ...

Kane's suspended license is no bar to staying in office

09.29.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane can remain the state's highest law enforcement official even with a suspended law license, Pennsylvania's top jurist said Monday. Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor said the high court's ...

Poor credit puts crunch on Pa. school districts

09.28.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania ranks second nationwide for the number of school districts with credit ratings that are the equivalent of “junk,” highlighting the challenges of a dwindling tax base coupled with increasing pension payments amid a state ...

Nearly all Pa. legislators accept pay during state budget gridlock

09.28.15 | Bob Price

State Rep. Mark Mustio began saving for this day in January. He planned to forgo collecting his $85,338-a-year salary in the event of a budget stalemate between newly elected Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature, and ...

Wolf's favorability rating on decline

09.25.15 | Bob Price

Well, there’s good news and bad news for the Governor. Tom Wolf’s numbers are still above water, but voters are not enthusiastic about the direction of the state. According to the latest survey from Harper Polling, Wolf’s ...

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