List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Congress Considers Updates to Organ Donation Law

05.14.14 | FL News Team

 An effort to update Pennsylvania's organ donation law is raising concerns from state prosecutors and coroners about potential changes to the process by which body parts are obtained for transplantation.A House legislative panel on Tuesday ...

PA Medicaid Alternative Requires Large Workforce

05.13.14 | Bill Price

The Private Market Initiative, that Governor Corbett says will save money, is going to require 723 new state workers-or about one percent of the current workforce- a figure far higher than most states have needed and has surprised some public ...

PA Governor's Race Continues with Democrat Debate

05.13.14 | FL News Team

Just a week before Pennsylvania's gubernatorial primary, the final democratic debate happened last night at Drexel University. Before discussion got started amongst the candidates, an unidentified woman took the stage, protesting for candidates to ...

Penn State President Rodney Erickson Retires

05.12.14 | Terry Diener

  Rodney Erickson retired Sunday as president of Penn State, but he’s leaving with some nice parting gifts. The university’s board of trustees voted unanimously to rename Penn State’s food science building for Erickson, and ...

Last Gubernatorial Debate Tonight for PA Democrats

05.12.14 | FL News Team

    Democrats in Pennsylvania are seeking the party's nomination to take on Republican Governor Tom Corbett in the fall will meet for their last scheduled debate tonight before the primary next week. The debate will run for a full ...

Towns in PA React to Supreme Court Prayer Ruling

05.09.14 | FL News Team

Mixed feelings in many communities around the area after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week. The court said it’s ok to start a town meeting with a prayer. One council member in Schuylkill County says his community has started meetings ...

PA Governor Tom Corbett Defends Voter ID Law

05.09.14 | FL News Team

 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett says he won't appeal a state court ruling that struck down Pennsylvania's voter identification law.Corbett released a statement thursday defending the law but saying it needed changes and he hoped to work ...

PA Bill Would Hike Penalty for Fleeing Fatal Crash

05.08.14 | FL News Team

A Pennsylvania lawmaker says she plans to introduce legislation that would increase the penalty for fleeing the scene of a fatal traffic accident.Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) said under current law, a drunk driver who kills someone faces a prison ...

PA Lawmakers Seek to Make "In God We Trust" Optional in Schools

05.08.14 | FL News Team

State lawmakers in Harrisburg are amending a bill about posting "In God We Trust" in Pennsylvania School Buildings. They want to make it optional, but they're rejecting a proposal to have the state cover legal costs if lawsuits result. The house of ...

Pennsylvania Senate Pushes for Drug Monitoring Program

05.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a plan to create a prescription drug monitoring system. It puts the state one step closer to a law banning prescription painkilling drugs that are most likely to be abused. The bill would create a record of who's ...

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