List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Wolf Vetoes Entire GOP Budget

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Gov. Wolf vetoed the Republican-backed $30.1 billion budget in its entirety Tuesday night, a move that leaves Pennsylvania without a spending plan and sets the stage for a partial government shutdown. A visibly frustrated Wolf told reporters ...

David Sweat Claims To Be The Mastermind of Prison Escape

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

David Sweat is revealing a steady stream of new information about how he and Richard Matt escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility. Sweat, speaking to officials from his Albany hospital bed, claims he was the mastermind behind the bold ...

PA Teacher Turned Down After Asking For Dues To Go To Pro-Life Groups

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

In Pennsylvania, a public school teacher is suing the state’s education association for preventing her from giving her mandated union dues to a pro-life organization. The teacher, Linda Misja, said the following about her lawsuit against the ...

As Pa. budget deadline looms, partial shutdown appears likely

06.30.15 | Bob Price

With just one day left to achieve an on-time state budget and no further talks planned, the impasse between Gov. Wolf and the Republican-controlled legislature seems certain to end in a partial government shutdown. On Monday, Wolf sent letters to ...

New law for disclosing fracking fluids

06.30.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania will require shale gas companies to disclose electronically the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing in a new state-run database by next summer.Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley said the department ...

Pennsylvania Has A Budget

06.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

While you were enjoying the weekend, lawmakers in Harrisburg put the wraps on the state budget. A $30 billion Republican budget bill is heading to the Senate, although it faces a near-certain veto by Democratic Governor Tom Wolf as the Pennsylvania ...

Bear Crashes Party At PA College

06.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A college party got a little wild when a black bear showed up in eastern Pennsylvania over the weekend. The black bear, weighing between 300 and 400 pounds, crashed the party early Saturday near the campus of Lehigh University. Lehigh University ...

GOP budget bill facing Wolf's veto heads to Senate

06.28.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved an approximately $30 billion Republican-crafted budget bill on Saturday as the Wolf administration and top GOP lawmakers positioned themselves for a government shutdown and the first veto of an ...

New medical marijuana legislation in PA House

06.25.15 | Bob Price

State Rep. Ron Marsico said Wednesday he will introduce a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. The Dauphin County Republican hopes the bill will be assigned to the House judiciary committee, which he heads. That could open a path to ...

Negotiations over taxing Pennsylvania gas drillers break down

06.25.15 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf wants to tax Pennsylvania's natural gas drillers and have that money go to education. Republicans don't. Wednesday's negotiation session didn't bring the two sides any closer. Members of Wolf's Cabinet met with Democratic and ...

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