List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The PA house wants able-bodied Medicaid recipiants to work part-time or job search

04.18.18 | Terry Diener

The Republican-controlled House voted 115-to-80 Tuesday for a bill to require state officials to seek federal approval for a work requirement. Backers argue that work is a path out of poverty, while opponents say many recipients are already...

PA's AG reviews concealed carry reciprocity

04.17.18 | Terry Diener

The purpose of the review is to ensure consistency in how concealed carry licenses are enforced in Pennsylvania, and to aid law enforcement in doing its job to protect the public. As a result, Shapiro says Pennsylvania now recognizes the...

PA's medical marijuana program adds changes and new dispensary

04.17.18 | Bill Price

The new dispensary opened it's doors to patients in Scranton yesterday. Columbia Care says it hopes to open future dispensaries in Wilkes-Barre and Blakeslee before the end of the year. Also yesterday, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine...

Today's the deadline to register to vote in the next PA primary

04.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

You're eligible to register if you're a U.S. citizen and will have been a resident of Pennsylvania for at least 30 days before the May 15th primaries. For this election you must be a registered Democrat or Republican in order to vote in the...

Syrian-Americans in PA expressing anger at the missile strike on their homeland

04.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

About 50 Syrians were celebrating their country's Independence Day at a rally in Allentown Saturday. Those in attendance sided with President Bashar al-assad, calling Friday's missile strike by the U.S., Britain and France illegal. Others in...

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...

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