List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A Pennsylvania committee approves a bill to allow 'In God we trust' in schools

04.12.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The House Education Committee has approved House Bill-1728 that would allow every public school in the state to prominently display the national motto. The display could be in the form of a mounted plaque or artwork from a student contest. The ...

Planned Parenthood president made a pit stop in Harrisburg before lawmakers decided to wait on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks

04.12.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Cecile Richards is her name, and she gave her press conference with Governor Tom Wolf standing nearby. Republican lawmakers say it was one of the biggest publicity stunts they've seen to date.   The executive director of the Pro-life ...

One of the largest natural gas producers in Pennsylvania is asking a federal judge to set aside a more than $4 million jury verdict

04.11.16 | Bob Price

That decision found the company guilty of polluting the well water of two families from Dimock, Pennsylvania.          Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas maintains its drilling was not responsible for ...

An important vote on the sanctity of human life happens today in the Pennsylvania House

04.11.16 | Bob Price

It's a measure to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Maria Gallagher with the Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation.Governor Wolf fears the fetal pain awareness effort will undermine a woman's right to choose, but Gallagher hails it as a landmark ...

Pennsylvania’s pension debt continues to mount; critics alarmed

04.10.16 | Bob Price

Time, as the saying goes, is money. Nowhere is that truer than in Pennsylvania’s mounting pension debt. “It’s growing, if you haven’t figured it out, at $143 a second,” Barry Shutt of Lower Paxton Township ...

A new Quinnipiac poll gives Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf the lowest approval rating since he took office

04.08.16 |

More than half of the residents of Pennsylvania do not like the job Wolf is doing as governor. Yesterday, Tom Wolf signed a controversial executive order to prevent LGBT discrimination. Critics contend it undermines religious freedom in the ...

13 People connected with the NCAA are being subpoenaed by the estate of Joe Paterno

04.08.16 |

The Paternos are suing the college sports governing authority over the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal.   Paterno was dismissed from Penn State after Sandusky's arrest and died before his conviction. The Paternos contend the league ...

Pa. governor to sign LGBT anti-discrimination executive orders

04.07.16 |

Pro-family groups are outraged over an executive order that governor wolf will sign today. It's intended to prevent discrimination by state contractors against the LGBT community, but critics say it threatens the rights of Christian ...

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials rethink protocol after a January storm left hundreds of motorists stranded

04.07.16 |

Chief Executive Officer Mark Compton said part of the blame goes to tractor-trailers that blocked both lanes--making it hard for snowplows to keep lanes clear. More than 500 vehicles were stranded for almost 24 hours on a 16-mile stretch of the ...

Unusual GOP delegate rules could put Pa. in the convention spotlight

04.06.16 | Bob Price

When Pennsylvania Republicans head to the polls next month, the first choice they'll make is who they'd like to see as the party's presidential nominee. What those voters may not realize is that their selections for who will represent the state at ...

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