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Schools group sues Pennsylvania over budget fight's holdup of school aid

01.11.16 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is suing Gov. Tom Wolf and the state Legislature, saying it's illegal and unconstitutional to withhold state and federal school aid during a budget impasse. The lawsuit, filed Friday, asks Commonwealth ...

Kathleen Kane plans re-election effort while battling charges

01.11.16 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general, Kathleen Kane, intends to run for a second term despite facing criminal charges and lacking a law license, but she has not made a final decision, according to a political adviser who has discussed plans ...

Butter sculpture heralds 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show

01.08.16 | Bob Price

Dozens of people gathered to witness the unveiling of a carefully sculpted half-ton of butter that heralds the opening of the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show.  The life-sized butter sculpture revealed Thursday at the Farm Show Complex in ...

Wolf takes jabs at GOP lawmakers

01.08.16 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday continued to rail against Republican legislators after their most recent rejection of a state budget. He made a stop at Alpha-Lab Gear in East Liberty as part of his “Jobs that Pay” tour, ...

Kane says she won't testify at Senate removal hearing

01.07.16 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is not expected to testify Tuesday at a Senate hearing about her potential removal from office, a spokesman said. The special bipartisan Senate panel considering her removal will proceed whether or not ...

Police: Man plotted to kill troopers, judges

01.07.16 | Bob Price

Police say they’ve filed charges against a man who plotted to kill his ex-girlfriend, state troopers and York County judges. Howard Timothy Cofflin Jr., 56, of Dundalk, Maryland was charged Wednesday with attempted homicide, attempted ...

Schools watch their accounts as Pa. funding pours in

01.06.16 | Bob Price

Hundreds of school district bookkeepers across Pennsylvania are breathing a sigh of relief this week. The governor's partial approval of a state spending plan last week means billions of dollars stoppered up by political gridlock are landing in ...

Casino Money to Combat Crime

01.05.16 | Bob Price

Those who live in Hazleton say it's not uncommon to hear sirens and see flashing lights. Over the past few years it's a city that has dealt with an increase in crime. "When I came back from New York , to have a quiet peaceful life it's like this ...

New judge assigned to Kane perjury trial in Montgomery County

01.05.16 | Bob Price

Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s trial on perjury-related charges will be overseen by a former female prosecutor turned judge who will take over the reins of the case from the county’s president judge. Montgomery ...

Kathleen Kane's absolute immunity challenged in court

01.04.16 | Bob Price

Absolute immunity. Those two words, taken from common law of ancient England, mean the public musings of government officials are infallible in the eyes of the Pennsylvania courts. The officials cannot be sued — successfully — by ...

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