List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The struggle to rightsize the PA General Assembly

09.30.13 | Bob Price

While Pennsylvania continues to have the largest “full-time” state legislature in the nation with 253 members, Ohio somehow manages with 132. West Virginia gets by with 134. Among larger states, California has only 120 members and Texas ...

PA student profiles postponed

09.30.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Education Department will postpone for a few days ...the release of its online school evaluation system.  The School Performance Profiles were scheduled to go public today.  Schools are graded on a 100-point scale on ...

Hockey in Happy Valley ?

09.27.13 | Bob Price

There's talk of Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania hosting hockey games.  Penn State officials are in talks with the NHL to bring outdoor contests to the famed college football arena. The idea is to attract interstate rivalry games ...

Hockey in Happy Valley ?

09.27.13 | Bob Price

There's talk of Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania hosting hockey games.  Penn State officials are in talks with the NHL to bring outdoor contests to the famed college football arena. The idea is to attract interstate rivalry games ...

Suicide prevention training for PA teachers

09.27.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a measure to mandate suicide-prevention training for some public school teachers.  The bill calls for all 6th through 12th-grade teachers in the state to receive four hours of Department of ...

Senator Toomey talks of a government shutdown

09.26.13 | Bob Price

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has pledged to vote against a Senate procedure that would lead to continued funding of the federal government if Obamacare remains fully funded or other measures delaying its implementation are not allowed to be offered up.The ...

ObamaCare's impact in Pa

09.26.13 | Bob Price

According to figures released by the Obama administration Wednesday, Pennsylvania residents who buy health insurance in the federally run online marketplace that opens next week will pay below the national average, and the state ranks 10th-lowest ...

House effort to downsize passes hurdle in PA

09.25.13 | Bob Price

Legislation designed to reduce the size of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was approved by the House State Government Committee on Tuesday in Harrisburg.  House Bill 1234 would reduce the number of legislative districts from 203 to ...

The Bald Eagle is back in PA

09.25.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is considering a proposal to remove the bald eagle from the state's list of threatened species, and there's an opportunity for the public to weigh in on the matter. The board on Tuesday voted to open a ...

Bill Would Require Pa. Public Schools to Offer Online Courses

09.24.13 | Bob Price

A Lancaster County representative has introduced a bill that seeks to make online courses a staple in the learning opportunities offered at more public schools. The legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. Ryan Aument would require the state ...

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