List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Voter Registration in Decline

04.29.14 | Terry Diener

In the midst of a closely watched gubernatorial race that could impact everything from jobs to education, fewer Pennsylvania residents are registering to vote than in comparable years. According to data provided by Pennsylvania's State Department, ...

PA Towns Fail to Document Natural Gas Money

04.28.14 |

   Municipal and county governments across Pennsylvania have failed to account for how $17 million in natural gas impact money was spent. Nearly half the local townships and boroughs receiving impact money and a quarter of the counties ...

Speedy Ruling Expected for PA Same-Sex Marriage Case

04.28.14 | FL News Team

Judges in two of the five lawsuits challenging the same sex marriage ban are expected to make a decision by early summer. Both the ACLU which is fighting to overturn Pennsylvania's marriage law and governor Corbett, who is opposed to same sex ...

Bridges Across PA Need Urgent Repair

04.25.14 | Terry Diener

An analysis of recent federal data has found more than 63,000 bridges across the United States are in urgent need of repair, with Pennsylvania having the most. The report, released on Thursday by the American Road and Transportation Builders ...

PA Attorney General Kane Cite Conflicts as Sting Investigation is Halted

04.25.14 | Terry Diener

Two weeks after state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane challenged Philadelphia's district attorney to take over the sting investigation she shut down, her office said Wednesday that she would not turn over the case file until certain legal issues ...

Mellow, Perzel, DeWeese May Lose PA Portraits

04.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Senate President Pro Tempore Bob Mellow and former House Speakers Herb Fineman, John Perzel and Bill DeWeese have all been convicted on corruption charges. Their official portraits still hang in the Capitol hallways. But freshman lawmaker ...

Turkey Season Kicks Off This Weekend In PA

04.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Another spring gobbler season is just days away from kicking off in Pennsylvania. Hunters ages 16 and younger can take advantage of an early-season opportunity beginning a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, April 26. Pennsylvania’s youth ...

Penn State Responds to Affirmative Action Ruling

04.23.14 | Terry Diener

 An affirmative action-related Supreme Court ruling that came down Tuesday morning will likely have little effect on Pennsylvania’s largest institution of higher education, as Penn State contends it doesn’t use race-related factors ...

Governor Corbett Seeks Quicker Ruling in Same Sex Marriage Case

04.23.14 | FL News Team

 Governor Tom Corbett is now asking a federal judge to decide a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage without a trial. Corbett's administration, which is defending the law's constitutionality, made the ...

Clearfield County Residents Challenge EPA Over Gas Well

04.22.14 | Terry Diener

Widespread concerns about earthquakes and drinking water contamination have caused more than 50 Clearfield County residents to mount a novel challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's permitting of a deep injection well for shale gas ...

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