List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pa. gets extension on CHIP-to-Medicaid switch

12.10.13 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Corbett’s administration says the federal government isn’t enforcing a Jan. 1 deadline to shift tens of thousands children from a health insurance program for children to Medicaid. Corbett’s office said Monday the ...

PA trial ends when juror faints at the site of blood

12.06.13 | Bob Price

The trial for three young men charged with fatally shooting a western Pennsylvania college student during a drug-related robbery ended abruptly when one juror fainted because of a bloody crime scene photo and another remembered knowing one ...

Overhaul of child abuse laws planned in PA

12.05.13 | Bob Price

A bill at the center of a package of child abuse reforms has passed unanimously through a Senate committee. The legislation could get a full Senate vote as early as next week. The proposal is the legal centerpiece of a huge overhaul of the state's ...

Ed Rendell slams Obamacare rollout

12.05.13 | Bob Price

Former Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Ed Rendell says the inability to ensure a smooth rollout of the Obamacare exchange website amounts to the greatest failure of management by any Democratic president.  Rendell, the former mayor of ...

PA county clerk defends gay-marriage licenses

12.03.13 | Bob Price

A court clerk in suburban Philadelphia who defied Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage by signing licenses for scores of gay couples is urging the state's highest court to overturn an order that required him to stop. Lawyers for D. Bruce Hanes, ...

PA gubernatorial race ... still wide open

12.02.13 | Bob Price

Political pundits in Pennsylvania say the race for governor is still wide open with six months to go until primary day. A new survey by the Pittsburgh “Tribune Review” gives the edge for the Democratic ...

Metcalfe files impeachment resolution against PA Attorney General

11.27.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Representative Daryl Metcalfe has introduced a House Resolution calling for the impeachment of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  Metcalfe says Kane’s repeated violation of her constitutional, statutory ...

Three bills under consideration to overhaul PA property tax system

11.27.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania property owners have long been clamoring for a change in the way public education is funded. State legislators are listening. But a complete overhaul of the school property tax system will take a while to accomplish. Three pieces of ...

Pork spending in Pa transportation bill

11.26.13 | Bob Price

Good-government groups in Pennsylvania are concerned about pork spending contained in the nearly 2-and-a-half billion dollar transportation bill. The historic infrastructure improvement effort funnels 40 million dollars next year to a ...

Coyote bounty in Pa ?

11.26.13 | Bob Price

Rep. Mike Peifer of Honesdale thinks Pennsylvania hunters need a reason to hunt coyotes. He’s introduced a bill that would allow the Pennsylvania Game Commission to offer a $25 payment per coyote.  The State Game Commission estimates the ...

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