List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled General Assembly have agreed that campaign finance reform is a must

05.05.16 | Bob Price

The commonwealth is one of just a dozen states that has no limit on what people can give to political campaigns. Both Republicans and Democrats agree the lax laws need to be reigned in.  How to do that is the big question in ...

Pennsylvania Representative Kathy Rapp is fighting to stop a new DEP provision that would implement uniform standards on independent oil and gas producers throughout the commonwealth

05.04.16 | Bob Price

Rapp says a "one-size-fits-all" drilling regulations are a death sentence to the energy industry.  She claims independent drillers have been safely operating in Pennsylvania for more than 150 years.    

Verizon workers rally in Harrisburg

05.04.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the Pennsylvania State Capitol to challenge unions to continue their strike. Nearly 39,000 Verizon workers on the east coast have been on strike since April 13. Unions have said the company wants to ...

The speed limit is going up to 70 mph on nearly a thousand miles of highway in Pennsylvania

05.03.16 | Bob Price

Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards claims PennDot crews will install new signs this week. Roadways getting the new 70 mph designation include sections of Interstates 79, 80, 99, 380 and U.S. Route 15.

Convicted child abuser and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appears before a judge this morning in Bellefonte

05.03.16 | Bob Price

Sandusky's new legal team pressed to get him a new trial in Center County, Pennsylvania.Judge John Cleland voiced doubt about whether defense attorneys are entitled to question some of the coach's victims. The Sandusky legal team wants a new trial ...

Pennsylvania politicians return to the state capital today to begin work on a $33 billion budget proposal that's due at the end of next month

05.02.16 | Bob Price

The spending plan comes on the heels of the latest state budget in commonwealth history.

Convicted child abuser and former Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky appears before a judge this morning in Bellefonte

05.02.16 | Bob Price

The 72 year-old has a new legal team as he tries for a new trial. Today's hearing gets underway at 11 a.m.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is hiring an engineering firm as it builds a beltway in the Scranton area to ease congestion on Interstate-81

04.29.16 | Bob Price

The commission expects to announce a request for proposals this summer and have a firm on board by the end of the year.The plan would link Interstate-81 and the Northeast Extention, I-476.  The proposal calls for highway-speed connections that ...

Pennsylvania's DEP plans to ramp up its efforts to monitor air quality near natural gas compressors in rural areas

04.29.16 | Bob Price

Special sensors that monitor soot will be installed in eight counties. These sensors will gather data about the quantity of pollutants released in the atmosphere. Each of the eight counties being tested is home to fracking sites.

Donald Trump has won a vast majority of the unbound delegates in Pennsylvania

04.28.16 | Bill Price

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