List by Category: Pennsylvania News

One PA lawmaker wants to put more resources into stopping robocalls

01.10.19 | Sarah Harnisch

State Senator Andy Dinniman is working on a bill to target them.   Dinniman says the calls bombard people to the point of harassment. And they are targeting the elderly. His bill would allow you to not have to re-register for the do not...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf says state funds will go to 38 colleges to boost saftey

01.09.19 | Bob Price

Wolf says $1 million will be funneled to colleges across the commonwealth to improve student safety He says one-in-five women will be assaulted at some point during their college career. The governor says Pennsylvania's first-in-the-nation...

If you have ever wanted to become a PA game warden now's the chance

01.09.19 | Terry Diener

The Game Commission is recruiting the 32nd class of state game warden cadets. The State Civil Service Commission on or about January 28th will post a job announcement for and begin accepting applications from prospective cadets. Applications...

PA senator plans to introduce bill to extend protections to unborn children

01.08.19 | Bob Price

State Senator Don White, a Republican from Indiana, PA, says his bill would allow women to be charged with child abuse if they use illegal drugs while pregnant. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled last month drug use during pregnancy is not...

Petition pushes to rescue PA hospital

01.08.19 | Terry Diener

More than 1,400 people have signed a petition asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to preserve the Allentown State Hospital, which the state plans to demolish this year. The century-old hospital closed eight years ago and has cost taxpayers...

Pro-life politicians in PA plan to pursue an agressive agenda in 2019

01.07.19 | Bob Price

Representative Clint Owlett of the Northern Tier says the push is on-- despite having one of the most pro-abortion governors in America. Last year, the general assembly passed several pro-life bills that failed to garner enough support to...

PA Turnpike tolls have officially gone up again

01.07.19 | Brandon Dickson

The six percent hike went into effect Sunday across all 552 miles of the system. PennDOT's Carl DeFebo says, "this is the 11th year in a row that tolls have gone up on the PA Turnpike system." Commonwealth commuters are not very pleased. The...

A NE PA college wields weapon in the fight against the drug epidemic

01.04.19 | Family Life News Team

Administrators at Luzerne County Community College say earning an addiction recovery diploma is the first step to become a certified recovery specialist.   School officials officials insist there is currently a lack of trained people to...

Impact fees are "welling up" for natural gas companies that failed to pay in PA

01.04.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The dispute, adding up to millions of dollars in tariffs, is centered on "stripper wells" that are exempt from fees. Drillers had argued for a more expansive definition of the aging wells, but the state Supreme Court disagreed. An industry...

A bevy of issues expected to be addressed this legislative session in PA

01.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

Among the issues is minimum wage. Democratic Representative Patty Kim says she plans to reintroduce a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Meanwhile, the top priority for Democratic Representative Mark Rozzi is legislation to...

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