List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Rep Metcalfe : AG has created "constitutional crisis"

10.28.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Representative Daryle Metcalfe says Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s refusal to enforce the states’ ban on same-sex marriage has created a “constitutional crisis” in the commonwealth. Metcalfe supports ...

Historic "gas leases" in Susquehanna County

10.28.13 | Bob Price

For the first time Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania has agreed to lease county-owned land to the natural gas industry. The county commissioners approved the lease with Cabot Oil and Gas to get at the gas underground near Montrose. ...

Jay Paterno eyeing 5th district congressional run

10.25.13 | Bob Price

There are fresh indications that Jay Paterno, son of the late legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, may enter the race to challenge Republican incumbent congressman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson in next year’s mid-term ...

“In God We Trust” sought for PA Schools

10.25.13 | Bob Price

People see “In God We Trust” on currency, so why not display the words in Pennsylvania schools? A Republican lawmaker's proposal to do just that is likely to touch off fierce debates within communities and courtrooms. Representative ...

Drug Buy Back Program

10.24.13 | Jeremy Miller

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is calling for the federal government to fund a drug buyback program in an attempt to prevent the drugs from falling into the wrong hands. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has something called drug take back ...

New form of “Stink Bug” about to Invade PA

10.24.13 | Bob Price

A form of stink bug that has already invaded the south is expected to begin appearing in Pennsylvania next year. According to Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the new insect is commonly referred to as kudzu bug. It feeds on ...

PA’s 14 State-owned Universities may allow Guns on Campus

10.24.13 | Bob Price

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education is mulling over a policy that would allow students at the 14 state-owned universities to carry concealed firearms in certain places. Under the policy, firearms would not be ...

PA House OK's Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill

10.22.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's House of Representatives has given its final approval to a bill to create a statewide database for monitoring the use and abuse of prescription drugs.The bill was approved by a 191-to-7 vote Monday and sent to the Senate. The bill ...

Marcellus Shale Coalition Gets New President

10.22.13 | Bob Price

The Marcellus Shale Coalition picked its second president to represent the high-profile group of companies that are active in Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry. David Spigelmyer, a former Chesapeake Energy executive and Marcellus Shale ...

PA House Close On Bill To Fix Bridges and Roads

10.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's state House could have a plan to fix thousands of roads and bridges this week. The House hammered out details over the weekend of a 2.2 billion dollar package; and they'll be in Harrisburg again today, Tuesday and Wednesday before ...

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