List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Tom Wolf's Chief of Staff Resigns

07.23.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Katie McGinty resigned Wednesday as Gov. Tom Wolf's chief of staff and is expected to make a run for U.S. Senate in the 2016 Democratic primary.  Her resignation took effect at the close of business and she no longer is on state payroll. She ...

Pennsylvania lawmakers seek Planned Parenthood inquiry

07.22.15 | Bob Price

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office has received a letter from Pennsylvania's top Republican lawmakers seeking an investigation of Planned Parenthood after the release of an undercover video showing its national medical director discussing ...

Wolf, lawmakers sound upbeat after 4-hour budget talk

07.22.15 | Bob Price

A nearly four-hour budget meeting in the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday left the governor and Republican leaders sounding upbeat even though they had no major breakthroughs to announce. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said negotiators made progress ...

Family in Mourning After Father Hits, Kills Toddler with SUV

07.21.15 | Bob Price

A family is dealing with the death of a 16-month-old little boy after his father hit and killed the little boy with the SUV he was driving Monday morning. While there is some suspicion about whether the father was under the influence, the family ...

Bill seeks to create list of strip club employees

07.21.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to put more regulations on an industry that typically is in the business of taking it all off. Under a new bill that supporters say will aid in the prevention of sex trafficking, strip clubs and other ...

Turnpike Commission to remove emergency call boxes

07.20.15 | Bob Price

They’re relics of the time before cell phones, and they could soon be removed from the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The Turnpike Commission is trying to determine how many if any, emergency call boxes they still need along the road. They pop ...

Increasing the speed limit in Pa ?

07.20.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania motorists who gravitate toward the left lane may have to wait a bit longer to learn whether state policymakers consider it safe to increase interstate speed limits to 70 mph. A Penn State study of crash and speed data in pilot areas ...

GOP lawmaker proposes income tax increase, severance tax to break impasse

07.17.15 | Bob Price

Saying it's time to break the impasse, a Republican lawmaker on Thursday offered a budget package that he claimed would meet Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and GOP leaders halfway in the 17th day of a stalemate. “I think it needs to stop,” ...

Pa. studies link fracking with health problems

07.16.15 | Bob Price

For all the talk about what hydraulic fracking might mean for human health, there has been little scientific evidence. That is slowly starting to change. Research released Wednesday from the University of Pennsylvania found that as more wells ...

PA legislator reloads bill allowing NRA to sue over local gun laws

07.15.15 | Bob Price

Legislative gymnastics doomed a 2014 law that allowed interest groups such as the National Rifle Association to sue local municipalities over their firearms ordinances, but a central Pennsylvania lawmaker is reloading the legislation. State ...

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