List by Category: Pennsylvania News

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. ...

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 ...

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