List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Minimum Wage Increase Proposed in PA

04.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Two Pennsylvania  State Senators have introduced a bill which would raise PA's minimum wage to $12 an hour.The proposal would also make it illegal for businesses to pay workers who receive tips less than minimum wage. Currently, tip earners ...

Medical Marijuana Focus at Keystone Cannibus Rally

04.01.14 | Bill Price

Speakers at the Keystone Cannibus reform rally urged lawmakers to allow the use of the drug for medical purposes, to allow for the production of industrial hemp and they want recreational marijuana decriminalized. The bill's sponsor Daylin Leach ...

PA Drivers License Fees Increase

04.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The cost to get a license is going up from 5 to 19 dollars. If you lose your license  the replacement fee doubles to $27.50. and a title for a new car  is over 20 dollars. The state hopes to raise another 2.3 billion dollars over 5 ...

Production of Gosnell Movie Launches

03.31.14 | Bob Price

Veteran journalist and filmmaker Phelim McAleer and his wife and creative partner, Ann McElhinney, have joined forces to produce a movie about Kermit Gosnell, the late-term abortion doctor convicted of multiple murders and 21 illegal ...

Sandusky's wife goes on offensive against accusers

03.31.14 | Bob Price

It was long after former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had been arrested, tried and convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys before his wife said she realized just how much trouble he was in. In an interview this week at her home ...

5 College Campuses In NEPA Closed On Email Threat

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Officials at Luzerne County Community College said there will not be any classes Friday at any of its campuses. Officials cleared the main campus in Nanticoke, as well as five other campuses, in the area after an e-mail threat Thursday. Officials ...

PA State Official Challenges Marriage Law

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord is the first state elected official to challenge Pennsylvania’s Marriage Law formally in a legal proceeding. He has petitioned federal court for permission to submit a friend-of-the-court brief in a ...

Fishing Season Is 48 Hours Away In PA

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Some of the lakes may be frozen over, but it doesn't matter for fisherman in Pennsylvania! Anglers in eighteen southeastern Pennsylvania Counties are preparing for Saturday’s opening day of trout, which marks the unofficial start of the 2014 ...

LIHEAP Heating Aid Extended In Pennsylvania

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Corbett announced that Pennsylvanians who are struggling to pay home heating bills will have extra time. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended through April 18th. The federally-funded program was slated ...

Metcalfe Takes the Lead on Making English PA’s Official Language

03.26.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Majority Chairman, Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), has introduced legislation to establish English as the official language of Pennsylvania (House Bill 2132). “Time and time again, ...

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