List by Category: Pennsylvania News

ObamaCare's impact in Pa

09.26.13 | Bob Price

According to figures released by the Obama administration Wednesday, Pennsylvania residents who buy health insurance in the federally run online marketplace that opens next week will pay below the national average, and the state ranks 10th-lowest ...

House effort to downsize passes hurdle in PA

09.25.13 | Bob Price

Legislation designed to reduce the size of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was approved by the House State Government Committee on Tuesday in Harrisburg.  House Bill 1234 would reduce the number of legislative districts from 203 to ...

The Bald Eagle is back in PA

09.25.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is considering a proposal to remove the bald eagle from the state's list of threatened species, and there's an opportunity for the public to weigh in on the matter. The board on Tuesday voted to open a ...

Bill Would Require Pa. Public Schools to Offer Online Courses

09.24.13 | Bob Price

A Lancaster County representative has introduced a bill that seeks to make online courses a staple in the learning opportunities offered at more public schools. The legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. Ryan Aument would require the state ...

Transportation Bill Gaining Ground in PA

09.24.13 | Bob Price

A $2.5 billion proposal to raise taxes and fees to fund improvements to Pennsylvania's highways, bridges and mass transit systems may soon get a vote in the state House, two months after it stalled during lawmakers' budget negotiations. House ...

PA AG : Combine Spanier, Curley and Schultz Trials

09.23.13 | Bob Price

The PA Attorney General’s Office wants to proceed with one trial encompassing all the charges against the three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky. Chief Deputy Attorney General ...

Liquor Privatization and the PA General Assembly

09.23.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania lawmakers return to work Monday after a nearly three-month break.  Liquor privatization will feature prominently on the "to do" list. The House took the historic step of passing a plan that would have moved the state out of the ...

Support for Medical Marijuana Grows in Pennsylvania

09.20.13 | Bob Price

The medical marijuana debate is back at the State Capitol: Senate bill 770, known as the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, would legalize the drug for those with certain diseases and chronic pain. It's not the first time a bill like this has ...

Urgent Action Needed to Address PA's Roads and Bridges

09.20.13 | Bob Price

Pointing to the 1,100 in-state bridges now weight-restricted as a warning for the future, a frustrated Barry Schoch, the state's secretary of transportation, has urged legislators to quickly pass a transportation bill that would raise billions for ...

Critics say "CorbettCare" will Lead to More Welfare, Higher Taxes

09.19.13 | Bob Price

Republican Governor Tom Corbett came out with his “Healthy Pennsylvania” initiative this week, a proposal that gives the federal government a laundry list of Medicaid reforms he would like to implement in the state. Corbett wants to use ...

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