List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania moves forward in putting in new mandated election systems

10.17.19 | Terry Diener

Some counties had purchased voting machines more than a decade ago and were already looking into upgrades before the state mandated a mass replacement by all 67 counties by April of 2020. Officials from many counties have said they prefer to...

2 PA state senators introduce bill to legalize marijuana for rec. purposes

10.16.19 | Bob Price

Besides calling for full-blown legalization, Democrats Daylin Leach and Sharif Street also want to expunge the criminal convictions of anyone caught possessing a small amount of cannabis. They support licensing Pennsylvania residents, so they...

PA school moves forward with "private" locker rooms

10.16.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

In Pennsylvania, the Eastern Lancaster County School District is moving ahead with a renovation project to create gender-neutral locker rooms for the high school. This week, board members unanimously approved the plan that includes 48 private...

A mega-merger being proposed in Pennsylvania

10.15.19 | Terry Diener

The Financial Times, citing people close to the discussions, reports Allentown's PPL and Avangrid are discussing a possible merger to create a company worth more than $67 billion. If they do combine, it will form one of the largest publicly...

A new plan to reduce property taxes in Pennsylvania

10.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

Luzerne County Representative Eddie Day Pashinski will propose a property tax relief rebate program. The bill would provide an $800 rebate to all property taxpayers for their school property taxes and a $50 rebate to renters. The program would...

Pennsylvania kids are among the most obese in the nation

10.11.19 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania ranked 9th in the nation for childhood obesity, according to the first-ever report on childhood obesity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. New York fared far better, coming in at 25th out of the 50 states. Experts say in the...

Suit seeks to keep a proposed constitutional amendment question off the fall ballot

10.11.19 | Terry Diener

The state League of Women Voters and a registered voter sued Pennsylvania’s chief elections official in Commonwealth Court in a bid to prevent voting on Marsy’s Law on November 5th. The lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court also argues...

Pennsylvanians aged 18-44 most likely to be hospitalized for mental illness

10.10.19 | Terry Diener

The 18 to 44-year-old age group accounted for about half of such hospitalizations last year. The data further reveals people living in rural counties had the highest rates of hospitalizations for mental illness. Counties including Jefferson...

National Fuel claims this winter's fuel bill could be lower than last year

10.10.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The natural gas provider for many in western New York and Pennsylvania predicts most customers will pay 15% less than for the winter starting in 2018. The company says the drop in costs comes from it's proximity to shale gas and pipelines and a...

Experts predict a rough flu season

10.10.19 | Brandon Dickson

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine insists the flu is not an illness to take lightly. Levine recommends protect yourself by getting the flu shot. The health secretary says if you're sick, stay home from work and school mand...

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