List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania pro-life activists continue to push for abortion restrictions that recognize the humanity of the unborn

06.09.16 | Bob Price

State Senator Kathy Rapp spoke at a "Stand up for Life" rally yesterday in Harrisburg.  She said, "Seventeen states have already banned dismemberment abortion."The Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation is pushing for passage of a bill that makes...

A multi billion dollar ethylene plant could be a game changer for gas drilling in Pennsylvania

06.08.16 | Sarah Harnisch

For the past couple of years, gas drilling production has dropped because of lower natural gas prices. One by one, companies have moved out of the Keystone State. But now, one company is moving in. And it could create 600 full time jobs, and...

Big changes are coming to how Pennsylvanians purchase liquor and wine

06.08.16 | Bill Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

The state House voted Tuesday to allow grocery stores and other venues to sell wine. House Majority Leader Dave Reed says it's good for the economy.  He said, "I believe the fiscal note will come in at about $150 million" with room for...

A World War I vet's long-lost purple heart has been returned to his 92-year-old daughter in Dunmore, PA

06.07.16 | Bob Price

Clarence Singer's medal was located by a group that's sole purpose is to reunite lost purple hearts with service members or their descendants. The Vermont-based Purple Hearts Reunited, hopes to return 100 medals earned in World War I by next...

The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's property tax rebate program is being extended to December 31st

06.07.16 | Bob Price

Participants get an additional six month to apply this year. Revenue Secretary Eileen McNulty said, "Last year, nearly 600,000 people benefited from the program. Distribution of rebates starts July 1, so eligible Pennsylvanians are encouraged to...

Brewing up a Budget: Will state spending plan pass on time?

06.06.16 | Bob Price

Workers at Little Amps Coffee Roasters in downtown Harrisburg know all about brewing coffee. Sitting in the shadow of the State Capitol, they know a thing or two about the state budget as well. Lawmakers and lobbyists make up a large chunk of...

Pa. bill would require gun locks

06.06.16 | Bob Price

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced a package of legislation that would require gun owners to keep firearms under lock and key. Rep. Leslie Acosta (D-Philadelphia) said her legislation would prevent accidental shootings. House Bill 1963...

Gov. Tom Wolf tells folks in Philadelphia his $34 million budget request for the opioid epidemic is “a start”

06.03.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Wolf spoke at Temple University's Center for Substance Abuse. His goal is to create 50 outpatient treatment centers that could serve up to 11,000 people a year. Only a few weeks remain for lawmakers to pass a budget for the July first new term.

Penn State University says the settlements in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal should stay sealed

06.03.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The college is opposing a move by a coalition of media organizations to unseal court records surrounding settlements its paid to end claims by Sandusky's accusers. The university is arguing the records contain information that came out as part...

The Pottsgrove School District bans prayer during graduation

06.02.16 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania public high school is ending its long tradition of offering a prayer during its graduation ceremony on June 15th. Its because there was a complaint after a student last year invoked the name of Jesus during the...

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