List by Category: Pennsylvania News

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...

PA ranks among the country's best for public data on student success

04.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

However, just like the rest of the country, the Keystone State can do a better job making its findings on schools easier to understand. Pennsylvania had average reading levels and well-rounded marks for how schools are preparing the next...

Philly now allows homeless, illegals & minors to get photo IDs

04.04.19 | Terry Diener

The city joins New York and several others on offering such cards, which can be used as ID to access city buildings, museums, rec centers, to interact with law enforcement, and more. Residents must be able to prove their identities and addresses...

3 Ex-Penn State frat brothers sentenced to jail on hazing charges in 2017 death

04.03.19 | Terry Diener

Sentences handed down Tuesday to the three former Beta Theta Pi members range from 30 days to three months in jail. Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore, had consumed a large amount of alcohol on pledge bid acceptance night in 2017...

City lawmakers in Pittsburgh have passed a controversial gun ban

04.03.19 | Bill Price

It prohibits certain weapons in the "Steel City" and it keeps guns out of the hands of people deemed to be a public threat. City Councilman Corey O'Connor says the ban applies to "specific weapons." Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says he'll sign...

April 15th approaches rapidly and taxes will be quite different this go-around

04.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

However, what won't be different, is the continued tax burden in the Empire State. New York is the worst in the country for how aggressively they tax residents, according to a new WalletHub study. The Empire State has the top overall tax...

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