List by Category: Pennsylvania News

GOP fundraisers in Pa. take a closer look at Kasich

03.28.16 |

A group of Pennsylvania Republicans will host a Kasich fundraiser this Thursday at the Union League of Philadelphia. They include former Gov. Tom Ridge and Bob Asher. To cinch the GOP presidential nomination, Kasich needs around 120 percent of the ...

Pennsylvania energy lobbyist files suit to block new hydrofracking rules

03.25.16 |

The Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association claimed in Commonwealth court that the Department of Environmental Protection did not follow legal procedures when it wrote new rules covering unconventional shale drilling which includes ...

Ex Pa. Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin fined $50,000 for coarse emails

03.25.16 |

Eakin resigned from the state's high court last week, but the Court of Judicial Discipline still investigated Eakins offensive emails.  The tribunal fined Eakin $50,000, but allowed him to keep his $153,000 annual pension.The six members of ...

Pennsylvania's long budget nightmare is over for now

03.24.16 |

Governor Wolf has agreed to let a Republican spending bill become law and GOP lawmakers are relieved. House speaker Mike Turzai says the decision is good for taxpayers and schools. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau says allowing the $30 billion ...

Republican Pennsylvania senator will meet with the Supreme Court nominee

03.24.16 |

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says he will meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, but still believes the court vacancy should not be filled this year. Toomey's remarks come a day after Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey met with the nominee on ...

Governor Wolf faces the dilemma of his career over budget

03.23.16 |

Shall Tom Wolf veto or cave to growing pressure and pass an emergency spending bill so schools don't shut down next month? Many in Wolf's own party are now encouraging him to capitulate and approve big chunks of a budget he has openly ...

Many Pennsylvanians switch political party

03.23.16 |

65,000 people have made the switch in the run-up to next month's primary contest.Election officials say one candidate in particular is fueling the political metamorphosis and that candidate is Donald Trump.The deadline to register in time for the ...

Call to restrict drone use that interferes with hunting, fishing in Pa.

03.22.16 |

Environmental officials say there have been at least a half dozen incidents of unmanned aircraft flying near eagle's nests and interfering with waterfowl. The drones can spook migrating birds. Animal rights groups have said they use drones to catch ...

The Democratic National Chairman botched donor taxes

03.22.16 |

Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and mayor of Philadelphia, made a mistake that could cost some people lots of money. As chairman of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention, Rendell failed to obtain ...

Retired state trooper kills turnpike toll collector and guard in holdup

03.21.16 |

Former state trooper Clarence D. Briggs, a 26-year veteran with the state police from Newville, Cumberland County, attempted an armed robbery at the turnpike interchange that ended with him gunning down a turnpike employee and a turnpike contractor ...

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