List by Category: Pennsylvania News

You might want to check your egg carton following a recall

04.16.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Over 200 million eggs are being recalled over salmonella fears. Rose Acre Farms, based in Indiana, is voluntarily recalling millions of eggs in 9 states including New York and Pennsylvania. At least 22 cases of sickness have been reported. The...

Price tag stumbles the progress of swapping PA voting machines

04.13.18 | Terry Diener

Democratic Gov. Tom wolf wants Pennsylvania's counties to replace their electronic voting systems with machines that leave a verifiable paper trail by the end of 2019. Wolf says his goal is to make it affordable for counties to get a good deal...

House GOP backs plan to give majority more districting power

04.12.18 | Bob Price

Republicans on a Pennsylvania House committee are backing a plan to give more power over redistricting to the majority party in the Legislature, voting for a bill that would change how General Assembly and congressional districts are drawn. The...

State lawmakers take on workplace sexual misconduct and harassment

04.12.18 | Bob Price

Last week, Democrats unveiled a package of bills to tackle the issue of workplace sexual harassment and misconduct, now it's the Republicans turn. State Rep. Donna Oberlander says this is an issue that is long over due and should be taken care...

PA's high court to decide if illegal drug use while pregnant qualifies as child abuse

04.10.18 | Terry Diener

The Supreme Court has taken up the case of a woman who tested positive for suboxone and marijuana at the time she gave birth early last year at Williamsport Hospital. Court records indicate the child spent 19 days in the hospital being treated...

PA MM board recommends the sale of cannabis in dry leaf form

04.10.18 | Bill Price

Currently, medical marijuana can only be prescribed in oils, pills, gels and liquids. But that might soon change. The first "pot as medicine" sales in Pennsylvania began February 15th, two years after Governor Wolf signed the bill into...

Gov. Cuomo moves to block employers asking about pay history

04.10.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The governor of New York plans to prohibit employers from the public and private sectors from asking applicants about prior salary history. The measure is part of steps by the Empire State to close the gender gap. A new report claims New York...

Gym class isn't what it used to be in Pennsylvania

04.09.18 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania"s education department provides phys. education benchmarks that school districts must meet, but it does not mandate a specific number of gym or health-and-wellness class credits for students. A Department spokeswoman says since...

The gloves are coming off in the PA governor's race

04.09.18 | Bob Price

Republican candidate Paul Mango is out with a new attack ad targeting his GOP rival, Scott Wagner. The 30-second spot accuses Wagner, a state Senator from York, of being "sleazy, toxic and greedy." The commercial also calls Wagner a "deadbeat...

New bills in PA aim to crack down on speeders

04.05.18 | Brandon Dickson

The measures would allow municipal police to use radar to detect speed. Representative Greg Rothman says the commonwealth is the only state "that does not allow municipal police to use radar." Only state police in PA can use the technology...

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