List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A Pennsylvania politician has proposed a fix to late budgets in the commonwealth

05.20.16 | Bob Price

Senator Rob Teplitz  is trumpeting a series of bills he calls the "budget impasse prevention package." The reforms require open budget negotiation "status meetings" on the first of each month leading up to the June 30th deadline. This way, ...

Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania is hoping to capitalize on the fracking ban across the border in New York

05.20.16 | Bob Price

A meeting was held in Montrose yesterday to try and lure businesses away from the southern tier of New York and to the northern tier of the Keystone State. Mike German relocated his business to Susquehanna County three years ago and says he's ...

As expected, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has vetoed a measure that would have allowed school districts to furlough teachers based on merit instead of seniority

05.19.16 |

The legislative effort would have ended the age-old practice of "first hired, last fired," which reformers say rewards bad educators and punishes good teachers. But the governor said the bill relies too heavily on a single score from the new ...

A Pennsylvania teenager already accused of supporting ISIS is now facing fresh terrorism charges

05.19.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

According to an indictment filed Wednesday in Harrisburg, Jalil Aziz used Twitter accounts to release the names, addresses, photographs and military branches of the U.S. service members. Aziz's defense attorney claimed the new charges are based on ...

Why Pennsylvania Could Decide The 2016 Election

05.18.16 | Bob Price

When most people think of battleground America, they think of Florida and Ohio, two of only three states (along with Nevada) that have voted for the winner of every presidential election since 1996. They tend not to think of Pennsylvania as a ...

Six-Year-Old Girl Killed in Pike County Crash

05.17.16 | Bob Price

A six-year-old girl is dead after a crash in Pike County. State police say the girl died when two vehicles collided on Interstate 84 near Milford Monday afternoon. Three other people were hurt. The little girl who died was from ...

Pennsylvania's solicitor general says he's just starting to "scratch the surface" when it comes to child-abuse investigations at Roman Catholic congregations

05.16.16 | Bob Price

Already, 50 priests have been accused of abusing hundreds of children over several decades in the Altoona-Johnstown area. But there are investigations just getting underway in Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and ...

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants public schools to offer mental health checks to students

05.16.16 | Bob Price

Representative Dan Miller's legislation would require at least one depression screening for each student by age 14. Parents would have the right to opt their children out of the screening.

A coalition of media groups in Pennsylvania has asked a judge to unseal court records surrounding settlements that Penn State paid to Jerry Sandusky's abuse victims

05.13.16 | Bob Price

The settlements came to light last week in a dispute between the university and its insurer over who should cover the cost of the nearly $93 million Penn State has paid to 32 Sandusky victims since 2013.

Pennsylvania-- as the only state in the country that does not let local police use radar guns to enforce speed limits--could change soon

05.13.16 | Bob Price

There's legislation in the works in Harrisburg to make radar available to all police in Pennsylvania.   The police chief in Wyoming, PA looks forward to having the up-to-date technology.Currently in the Keystone State, only state police are ...

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