List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Next month Pennsylvania lawmakers will see their paychecks grow bigger

11.21.18 | Terry Diener

Lawmakers get a raise of 1.6 percent, boosting the base salary that most legislators get paid to $88,610. It means rank-and-file lawmakers will get an annual raise of $1,430. Currently, the base pay for lawmakers is $87,180, the second highest...

PennDot is offering tools to travelers this Thanksgiving holiday

11.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

You're encouraged to visit the "Historic Holiday Traffic" page at 511pa.com, which allows users to see how traffic speeds the Wednesday before and Sunday after Thanksgiving in 2016 and 2017 compared to traffic conditions during a typical...

PA ranks high for placing foster youth in group homes and institutional care

11.20.18 | Terry Diener

According to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report, 47 percent of the state’s foster children aged 14 to 21 live in these facilities. The national rate for foster children of the same age is 34 percent. The study also found that, in...

A new lawsuit claims PA sent out absentee ballots too late

11.14.18 | Terry Diener

The lawsuit by the ACLU and nine voters has been filed in Commonwealth Court against the governor, top elections officials and the leaders of the House and Senate. The voters say they all submitted absentee ballot applications as required by...

Christmas trees expected to be at least 20% higher this year

11.14.18 | Terry Diener

That's the prediction of Neal Courtney, manager of the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction in Union County Pennsylvania. He will know late Friday afternoon if his forecast is accurate after Buffalo Valley holds what is billed as the world's largest...

Many churches are collecting boxes of cheer this week

11.13.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Elizabeth Harris is the Carbon County area's drop-off coordinator for Operation Christmas Child in Pennsylvania. She says the outreach that invites participants to fill a shoe box with toys, toiletries, or school supplies is a tangible way to...

The Keystone State's GOP majority has shrunk

11.13.18 | Brandon Dickson

In Pennsylvania, Republicans still have a majority in the state legislature, but it dropped after last week's mid-term. Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling and Research says that's because some commonwealth counties, such as Bucks, Chester, Delaware...

New York is the 5th most stressed state

11.13.18 | Sarah Harnisch

A new study by Zippa has found Empire State residents are the fifth most stressed in the country, behind New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, and California. Researchers found New Yorkers have the longest commute in the country and an extremely high...

Fate of a PA county's seal on hold pending resolution of WWI cross case

11.12.18 | Terry Diener

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in September on Lehigh County's appeal of an order to remove the cross from its seal. The appeals court said it will hold off on a hold off pending a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the...

Erie’s early-season snowfall total could go up several more inches by midweek

11.12.18 | Brandon Dickson

Forecasters are calling for measurable amounts of snow tonight through Tuesday night with more snow likely on Wednesday. More than 14 inches of snow fell at the Erie International Airport Friday night and Saturday. And, while snow in November...

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