List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Bills designed to help victims of child sexual abuse are poised to pass in PA

04.09.19 | Terry Diener

The House Judiciary Committee voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse crimes and for a constitutional amendment that would permit child sexual abuse lawsuits that would otherwise be...

One Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to bring back license plate stickers

04.09.19 | Terry Diener

Vehicles currently do not need a registration sticker and haven’t needed one since Dec. 31, 2016. Without them, PennDOT calculated the state would save up to $3 million a year. But Berks County Republican Representative Barry Jozwiak said...

Wolf joins rally calling for more action against gun violence

04.09.19 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf participated in a rally calling for more legislative action against gun violence. The Moms Demand Action rally at the state Capitol on Monday was in support of legislation that would take guns away from people deemed by the courts...

A major gun safety law takes effect this Wednesday in Pennsylvania

04.08.19 | Bob Price

Act 79 requires all defendants who are subject to a Protection from Abuse (PFA) order to relinquish firearms and ammunition within 24 hours.

Pennsylvania's treasurer is calling on a state senator to resign

04.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

Treasurer Joe Torsella says fellow Democrat, Senator Daylin Leach of Montgomery County, has shown a troubling pattern of "lashing out" against people who have accused him of sexual misconduct. Torsella is not the only Democrat to call for Leach...

PA places the highest taxes and fees on gas in the country

04.08.19 | Terry Diener

Drivers in Pennsylvania pay 58.7 cents per gallon in state-imposed taxes and fees. These levies may include excise taxes, fees related to environmental issues, storage tank levies and general sales taxes. Only seven states apply sales taxes to...

Judge rejects lawsuit over Pennsylvania turnpike toll hikes

04.08.19 | Bob Price

A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit over Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increases that are financing payments to help fund transit agencies. U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane ruled last week that a truckers’ organization didn’t...

Recreational Marijuana Listening Tour Stops in Monroe County, PA

04.08.19 | Bob Price

Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is in the middle of his listening tour to hear from people in every county about the proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania. He was at East Stroudsburg University on Sunday. Lawmakers...

A dubious distinction in the Keystone State

04.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

Pennsylvania has the second-most structurally deficient bridges in the U.S., according to a new report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. The commonwealth hasn’t improved on its runner-up status from 2017 in...

PA's 14 state-owned universities will have more say in what their students pay

04.05.19 | Bob Price

The state system of higher education adopted the tuition policy change yesterday. Next week, state lawmakers will gather in Harrisburg to discuss the declining enrollment problem. Experts say most of it is due to Pennsylvania's shrinking pool...

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