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Late State Budget Impacting State Legislature

08.04.15 | Bill Price

If Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate drags on much longer, social service agencies, food pantries, rape crisis hotlines and the like will feel the pinch of no state funding. So will a branch of government at the center of the standoff: the ...

Governor Wolf Nominates State Police Commissioner

08.04.15 | Bill Price

Governor Tom Wolf has nominated a retired major with 30 years of experience with the Pennsylvania State Police to be the agency’s next commissioner. Tyree C. Blocker would succeed Col. Marcus Brown, Wolf’s first pick for the job, if ...

Fallout from child protection law felt in Pa. churches, libraries, fields

08.03.15 | Bob Price

Soon after the Diocese of Greensburg started mandating that volunteers have criminal background checks and child abuse clearances, the number of people donating their time to be cooks, eucharistic ministers, even ushers, started to ...

Social service agencies brace for budget stalemate damage

08.03.15 | Bob Price

For the third time in a dozen years, counties and nonprofit agencies that make up Pennsylvania's social services safety net are girding to pay the price of partisan deadlock in Harrisburg. They will borrow, burrow into reserves and perhaps even ...

Jail Escapee Considered 'Extremely Dangerous', Manhunt Underway

07.31.15 | Bob Price

A search is underway Friday morning in Pennsylvania for a jail escapee who is now suspected of killing a woman in her home.Authorities are looking for 38-year-old Robert Crissman who is considered extremely dangerous.They said he escaped Thursday ...

Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia

07.31.15 | Bob Price

Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing ...

Rep. Chaka Fattah denies wrongdoing after indictment

07.30.15 | Bob Price

U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia vowed to remain in office and fight the charges against him after his indictment in an alleged racketeering case. Fattah denied wrongdoing and wrote that he's "confident" he'll be cleared of charges. ...

State Budget Almost Month Past Deadline

07.29.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate has now stretched to almost a month past the June 30th deadline. Governor Tom Wolf vetoed the budget republicans passed in the state legislature. On Tuesday, Newswatch 16 asked him in a satellite interview ...

Bucks County town declares state of emergency ahead of pope's visit

07.29.15 | Bob Price

Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia has already triggered a state of emergency in one Bucks County town.Middletown Township's board of supervisors recently voted to declare a state of emergency during the weekend of the pope's visit in September. ...

Pa. House speaker says overriding Wolf's budget veto 'an option'

07.28.15 | Bob Price

House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Marshall, said Monday that overriding Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of a no-tax-hike state budget is an option for the House to consider. Democrats said they'll stand firmly behind Wolf. Tuesday marks the 28th day of a budget ...

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