List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Gov. Wolf vows to veto bill calling for transparency in "open" business selection

05.07.20 | Terry Diener

Agencies under Gov. Tom Wolf’s authority, including the Department of Health, stopped processing public records requests in mid-March, as offices closed in an effort to mitigate the coronavirus. That means the government can operate largely...

PA House speaker slams ED Sec. for suggesting schools may not open in fall

05.06.20 | Bob Price

House Speaker Mike Turzai insists legislators and public officials also need to be consulted by the Pennsylvania secretary of education The state's top elected Republican says education chief, Pedro Rivera, is causing "unnecessary anxiety" by...

Some encouraging numbers in the Keystone State

05.06.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says "a number of days in a row with less than a thousand cases is positive news." Levine insists the most important metric is to look at trends over time. Pennsylvania is using those metrics to reopen the...

A bipartisan effort is underway to open up PA"s real estate market

05.05.20 | Brandon Dickson

State Senator Bob Mensch hosted a hearing online Monday. He asked why Pennsylvania has still not opened real estate sales. Governor Wolf has banned real estate activity accept for transactions that started before the pandemic. Republicans...

Nearly one million voters have applied for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania

05.05.20 | Brandon Dickson

While polling places will still be open for next month's primary election, Governor Tom Wolf is urging residents, who have not already, to sign-up to "vote from home." He says this primary is the first chance for people to "easily cast a...

PA Health Dept. data show COVID-19 cases reach 2-week low before reopening

05.04.20 | Bob Price

24 Counties begin a "phased in" strategy for reopening this Friday. Governor Tom Wolf says businesses in those counties that cannot allow for social distancing must remain closed. Movie theatres, gyms, dining rooms, gatherings of 25 or more...

Nursing homes fight back against a potential flood of lawsuits

05.04.20 | Brandon Dickson

Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the facilities are pushing to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care. In New York, which leads the nation in nursing home deaths, a lobbying group has...

Two commonwealth congressmen call for more Bureau of Prisons oversight

05.04.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Representatives Fred Keller and Glenn Thompson have teamed up to sponsor a measure that would require the federal Bureau of Prisons director be approved by the U.S. Senate. The Federal Prisons Accountability Act is companion legislation to a...

PA group files brief with high court to allow pro-life protests outside clinic

05.01.20 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Family Institute's Michael Geer tells Family Life a Pittsburgh City Council member spoke, aiming to assure that women entering the clinic would not hear a pro-life message. It remains to be seen whether the U.S. Supreme Court...

Prioritizing Pennsylvania's food supply

04.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf says work is underway to keep people fed and farmers from wasting their crops. State Ag Secretary Russell Redding claims his team is working to make sure available food makes its way into the supply chain. He and Wolf are...

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