List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Poll: Joe Biden has a 3-point lead over President Trump in Pennsylvania

06.18.20 | Terry Diener

According to the CNBC/Change Research survey released Wednesday, Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania, 49% to 46%.   Political analysts say with 20 electoral votes, Pennsylvania is expected to be one of the key battleground states...

Pennsylvania’s highest court will take over a lawsuit filed by Republicans

06.18.20 | Brandon Dickson

The case seeks to end Governor Wolf's pandemic shutdown order. The state Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of the governor's emergency declaration. Wolf has been criticized for his handling of the COVI-19 pandemic. But, the...

Federal funds are on the way to help PA dairy farmers hit hard by coronavirus

06.17.20 | Terry Diener

The Wolf administration says $40 million in funding is now available through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support Pennsylvania’s dairy industry and food security programs, following months of...

East Stroudsburg Univ. is the latest PA school to roll out fall semester plans

06.17.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

New and returning students will be back on campus at the university when classes begin in mid-August. New COVID-19 safety measures will be in place including smaller class sizes and mandatory mask-wearing.   Meanwhile, more than 1,000...

Police reforms proposed in Pennsylvania

06.16.20 | Terry Diener

Two bills to change how cops are hired and trained have been unanimously approved by a state House committee. State Representative Jordan Harris says as people raise their voices in the commonwealth, this is not the time for lawmakers to waste...

Colleges prepare for a return from the pandemic in Pennsylvania

06.16.20 | Brandon Dickson

Mansfield University has released its plan to return for the fall 2020 semester. Classes will start August 17th and end November 20th and finals will be conducted online. Penn State says in-person classes at the main and satellite campuses will...

PA family forces say resignation of Speaker Turzai leaves big shoes to fill

06.12.20 | Bob Price

Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says House Speaker Mike Turzai, a champion for life, religious liberty, and school choice, "will be sorely missed." Turzai has been PA's top elected Republican since 2015. He was first elected...

There's a power struggle in Pennsylvania

06.11.20 | Brandon Dickson

Republicans in the state House and Senate have voted to end Governor Wolf's pandemic shutdown, but the governor insists he holds veto power.   Senate Republicans are now suing to compel Wolf to issue an executive order officially ending...

Pennsylvania's 14 state universities are planning to reopen in the fall

06.11.20 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors approved a general framework for reopening the 96,000 student system, giving individual presidents authority to work on details for their campuses, which are spread...

The commonwealth's auditor general calls for criminal justice reforms

06.10.20 | Brandon Dickson

Eugene DePasquale has outlined 18 recommendations, including eliminating cash bail for non-violent offenders. One of the other reforms includes providing defense funding for low-income offenders. Currently, Pennsylvania is the only state that...

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