List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA politicians may eliminate a government agency that was set up to study the issues impacting rural residents

04.10.17 | Terry Diener

House Republicans say eliminating the Center for Rural Pennsylvania would be part of a broader push to eliminate duplicate services.  But state Senate, where support for t remains strong, particularly due to recent research by the ...

PA Senator Bob Casey has asked for a presidential disaster declaration for northeast PA

04.10.17 | Bob Price

That's so communities impacted by last month's record-setting snowstorm can get emergency funding for clean up costs. Nine counties spent $12 million during the March 14th and 15th event that dumped more than two feet of snow on the ...

The PA House has muscled through a $31.5 billion budget proposal

04.10.17 | Bob Price

Governor Wolf calls it a good "starting point" for negotiations with the Senate. The no new taxes, bare-bones budget relies heavily on fiscal belt-tightening, government consolidation and prison reform to whittle down a massive $3 billion state ...

A deer went right through the windshield of a filled school bus in PA

04.07.17 | Bob Price

It happened Thursday afternoon in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.The bus was full of kids.                  The bus driver says he's never seen anything like it ...

Pennnsylvania motorists will fork over more cash for gas

04.07.17 | Bob Price

Pump prices are expected to hover around $3 a gallon this summer in the Keystone State. AAA says the spike will catch many off guard. The switch to summer-blend gasoline is the reason why pump prices will be soaring about 40 cents a gallon over ...

A PA senator has introduced a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood

04.06.17 | Bob Price

Senate Bill 300, introduced by Pennsylvania state Senator John Eichelberger,  re-directs state funds away from family planning services that perform abortions. Pennsylvania lawmakers are also debating two fetal pain awareness bills that would ...

PA’s House has voted to pass a bill to increase donations to pediatric cancer research

04.06.17 | Terry Diener

House Bill 46 would establish a check-off box on Pennsylvania’s state income tax form to allow taxpayers to designate a contribution for childhood cancer research. The donations, deducted from the taxpayers’ refunds, would go to ...

NY authorities are working to extradite a teen charged with arson from Butler, PA

04.06.17 | Bob Price

19 Year-old Jonathon Young is in custody in western Pennsylvania. He's charged with setting 12 fires throughout the Jamestown area. Mayor Sam Terici says the arson attack had his city on edge for weeks.  The suspected fire-bug is facing up to ...

School districts across NY and PA are debating whether cursive writing should still be taught

04.06.17 | Bob Price

Common Core does not require it and many educators say they don't have time to teach it. As districts focus more on math and science, cursive writing is on the decline. That's too bad, according to Naples, New York Superintendent Matthew ...

PA House Republicans are doubling down on their 'no new taxes' budget

04.05.17 | Bob Price

The $31.5 billion spending plan must be reconciled with the state Senate and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf.

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