List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania Has Second Highest-Paid Lawmakers in Country

06.10.14 | FL News Team

According to the National Conference of State Legislators, Pennsylvania's lawmakers continue to have the second-highest average salary in the nation.California is first, with an average legislator salary of $90,526, and Pennsylvania's average ...

PA Marriage Ruling to Stay

06.10.14 | Bill Price

The federal judge who struck down Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage says he saw no proof that homosexual marriage destroyed the strength of families. Judge John Jones III was responding to a statement by Bishop David Zubik of the Roman ...

PA Attnorney General Releases Sandusky Review

06.09.14 | Terry Diener

 Pennsylvania attorney General Kathleen Kane's long-awaited review of the prosecution of child abuser Jerry Sandusky is out and it's revealing a scathing report of Governor Tom Corbett, the attorney general during the Sandusky scandal.  ...

Schuykill County Clerk to Appeal PA Marriage Ruling

06.09.14 | Terry Diener

 Governor Tom Corbett will not appeal a federal judge order legalizing same sex marriage in Pennsylvania. But there's someone else who will. Her name is Theresa Santai-Gaffney, and she's Schuykill County's register of wills and clerk of the ...

Judge Sets January Trial In Lawuit Over Penn State's NCAA Fine

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania judge is scheduling a January trial for a lawsuit by a state senator and the state treasurer over the NCAA's $60 million fine imposed on Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Commonwealth Court ...

School District Survey In PA: Property Taxes To Keep Rising

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania school officials estimate the cost of educating students will rise again this year, and they pledge more local property tax increases despite significant reductions in faculty, staff and resources. That forecast was the result of the ...

PA Considers Consolidating Fish, Game Commissions

06.05.14 | Terry Diener

A study that says Pennsylvania could save about $5 million a year by merging its fish and game commissions is generating divided opinions on a legislative panel.Officials with the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee reviewed their conclusions ...

PA Medicade Bill Could Help Poor

06.05.14 | Terry Diener

A divided Pennsylvania state House committee is advancing a bill to immediately expand Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of the working poor. Wednesday's approval of the bill by the Republican-controlled Human Services Committee may end ...

Wolf Tops Corbett in Gubernatorial Polls

06.04.14 | Bill Price

          Two new political polls show Democrat Tom Wolf has opened up a sizable lead over incumbent Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race. The Public Policy Institute has Tom Wolf ahead, 55% ...

Pennsylvania to Downsize State Government

06.04.14 | FL News Team

 Two bills passed the state Senate on Tuesday that would affect all three branches of government. Senators are signaling support for amending the constitution to get rid of top state government offices including Lieutenant governor and two ...

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