List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Lawmakers Urge Death with Dignity Act

11.19.14 | Terry Diener

Two Pennsylvanian legislators who recently entered bills into the state House and Senate are proposing a law similar to Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, which permits terminally ill adult Oregonians to obtain from their doctor and ...

Corbett to Push For PA Medicaid Overhaul

11.19.14 | Terry Diener

Despite his election loss this month, Gov. Tom Corbett’s lame-duck administration is moving ahead on implementing its Healthy PA Medicaid overhaul — even though Governor-elect Tom Wolf has said he plans to scrap it in favor of a ...

AG Kane Testifies Before PA Grand Jury

11.18.14 | FL News Team

Attorney General Kathleen Kane testified Monday for over 2 hours before a statewide grand jury investigating a leak by her office, but she told reporters beforehand that overlapping court orders prevent her from publicly disclosing why she ...

PA Supreme Court Seeks to Protect Elders

11.18.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has adopted a blueprint to improve the way Pennsylvania elders interact with the court system and are protected from abuse and neglect. The court’s 38-member Elder Law Task Force, which was appointed by the ...

PA Lawmakers Push for Minimum Wage Hike

11.17.14 | FL News Team

State Representative Patty Kim (D-Dauphin) introduced a bill in the last session that would have raised the minimum wage from the current $7.25/hr to $9/hr immediately and to $10.10 an hour in a year.Kim says that she'll proceed with pushing the ...

Millions Spent in PA's Frein Search

11.17.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania state police say they spent $11 million on the manhunt for a survivalist charged in the ambush slaying of a trooper outside his barracks. Thousands of law enforcement officers from numerous state and federal agencies took part in the ...

AG Kane to Return to Work

11.14.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has been cleared to return to work by her doctors after the car accident last month that left her with a concussion. A statement released Thursday by her department says Kane is still experiencing a ...

Frein Charged with Terrorism During Thursday Hearing

11.14.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania alleged killer, charged in the shooting death of one state trooper and the severe wounding of another now faces terrorism charges for trying to spark an armed revolution against the government. 31 year old Eric Frein was hit with ...

Attorney General Kane Announces Punishments in Email Scandal

11.13.14 | Terry Diener

In a statement, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she had identified 61 workers who either sent or received e-mails containing inappropriate content over the last 18 months. Four were fired, two will be fired and another two ...

PA Senator Pileggi Voted Out as Majority Leader

11.13.14 | Terry Diener

The state Senate took a conservative turn Wednesday when Republicans ousted Senator Dominic Pileggi, one of the chamber's more moderate voices, as majority leader. After eight years as leader, Pileggi lost a challenge from Senator Jake Corman, the ...

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