List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The VP paying PA a visit

06.07.19 | Bill Price

Mike Pence was in York Thursday--where he promoted the new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Pence says the new trade deal will go "hand-in-hand" with the manufacturing opportunities already going on in the commonwealth. The...

Minimum wage will be the key sticking point in PA budget negotiations

06.07.19 | Bob Price

Governor Wolf wants to raise the wage to "15 dollars an hour" over five years. Critics wonder what that will do to summer employment opportunities for teens. Pennsylvania's minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour.  That's the lowest...

Cannibis advocates press PA lawmakers to make recreational weed legal

06.06.19 | Terry Diener

The group gathered on the steps of the Capitol Rotunda to call for lawmakers to consider legalizing marijuana and allow them to grow their own. The rally, organized by the Keystone Cannabis Coalition, comes after Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s...

Pennsylvania House members approve "sextortion" bill

06.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

The legislation, which moves to the state Senate, would make it a crime to extort someone for sexual acts, images, or videos. Currently, there is no state law that addresses the act as a crime. The Justice Department reports that 71% of sexual...

PA Democrats have come out with a slew of voting reform proposals

06.05.19 | Terry Diener

Flanked by representatives from such groups as the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, Pennsylvanians for Fair Elections and the Brennan Center for Justice, lawmakers in the General Assembly touted plans to enact automatic registration, expand...

300 Keystone State farms have been approved to grow hemp

06.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

That's a ten-fold increase from last year's industrial hemp farms. Hemp can be processed into a wide variety of products, including building materials, clothing, and cooking oil. It's also a source of CBD, a compound in cannabis that's...

Severe storms sweep across the Keystone State

05.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

The strong system that stretched from Idaho to New York City also brought tornadoes to Pennsylvania Tuesday. A possible twister touched down in Bradford County causing chaos. Rome Township Fire Chief, Jon Park, says "about 30 trees have come...

SC declines to hear case challenging a PA school district's transgender R.R. policy

05.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

Alliance Defending Freedom represented a group of students in the Boyertown Area School District, alleging that the district's policy violates student privacy. Carrie Severino with Judicial Crisis Network says she expects the high court to take...

One special election will lead to another in PA

05.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

As Keystone State Representative Fred Keller's victory last week in a race for a vacant U.S. House seat leaves an opening in the Pennsylvania House. Speaker Mike Turzai announced Tuesday that a special election to fill the 85th District seat...

Allegheny Co., PA may ban counseling for teens seeking sexual orientation help

05.24.19 | Bob Price

Michael Geer at the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the move would impact pastors as well as licensed therapists and counselors. Geer calls the so-called gay conversion therapy ban an infringement on free speech rights.  

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