List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A couple in Bethlehem, Pennsylvaniahas started a grassroots campaign to get their water bill lowered

07.04.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Dominick Coppola says his bill would go from $355 a year to $633 a year if the utility is allowed to overcharge for their water.  That's twice the cost of the average bill in the Keystone State. There's no response yet from the water company, ...

It passed! Hours before Pennsylvania's new fiscal year began, the House voted for a $31 billion spending plan

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It will increase funding to public schools, and combat the statewide opiod drug crisis. The current plan adds $39 million for education. The big question now is how do they pay for it? Lawmakers need $1 billion to cover the changes. Options include ...

The Hershey Chocolate Factory was almost taken over last night--but the board of directors turned it down

07.01.16 | Sarah Harnisch, Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pennsylvania chocolate maker rejects a $23 billion preliminary offer by Illinois-based Mondelez International. The merger of two of the world's top five candy makers would have created the world's largest candy maker. Mondolez, the maker of ...

Travelers are arriving early To New York and Pennsylvania state parks. The Lehigh River near Jim Thorpe is already packed

06.30.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Pocono Whitewater has had hundreds of people rafting on the river this week, and as it gets closer to the weekend, business is picking up. AAA expects this to be one of the busiest July 4th holidays on record. So here in Pennsylvania and New York ...

Mike Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute is rallying against so-called "Fairness Act" legislation

06.30.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Geer says it would "force open all public facilities, restrooms, showers, locker rooms in schools, in churches, in theatres, and every public place to people who identify otherwise; people of the opposite sex.  Men being able to go into girls' ...

A new poll in Pennsylvania shows Hillary Clinton holding onto a 4-point-lead over Donald Trump in the race for president

06.29.16 | Bob Price

The survey from "public policy polling" shows Clinton up 46 to 42%. That same poll has Senator Pat Toomey clinging to a one-point lead over Democratic challenger Katie McGinty.

The clock is ticking on the Pennsylvania budget deadline

06.29.16 | Bob Price

Lawmakers have until tomorrow night to reach a deal. Last night, the state House passed a $31-and-a-half billion spending plan. The budget is about $2 billion less than what Governor Wolf wants.  A spokesman for the governor continues to ...

Donald Trump will be campaigning today in western Pennsylvania

06.28.16 | Bob Price

He'll give a speech on trade 30 miles south of Pittsburgh.   The Republican White House hopeful is under the gun for supporting Britain's exit from the European Union. Son Eric says Brexit is reflective of sentiments here in the states ...

Pennsylvania House Republicans are advancing a bill to protect the royalty payments of landowners who lease their property for the purpose of natural gas exploration

06.28.16 | Bob Price

Sponsors say the House bill guarantees a minimum payment for lease holders in the Marcellus Shale formation.

Pennsylvania's health secretary says parents of children suffering from epilepsy can seek permission starting next month to get medical marijuana from outside the commonwealth

06.27.16 | Bob Price

Back in April, Governor Wolf signed legislation legalizing medical marijuana. Full implementation of the law is not expected for another two years.

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