List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Wolf's budget proposals could lead to an overhaul of the Pa. jail system

03.10.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections would take the opportunity to completely restructure and reorganize itself if Gov. Tom Wolf's budget plans pass the General Assembly, said Secretary John Wetzel. Wolf has proposed consolidating ...

Shenandoah Declares ‘Disaster Emergency’

03.09.15 | Bob Price

Borough leaders declared a disaster emergency Friday because of the number of frozen water lines in the municipality. Municipal officials said because of the number of frozen water lines, the ‘small number of work crews’ and ...

Mercyhurst University police carrying guns after incidents

03.06.15 | Bob Price

Police at Mercyhurst University are now carrying guns in response to an uptick in gun violence in Erie and the suicide of a non-student who shot himself on campus. Mercyhurst police Chief Robert Kuhn tells the Erie Times-News (...

Drilling group says Wolf overestimates expected tax revenue

03.06.15 | Bob Price

Revenue from Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed natural gas extraction tax — slated to pay for millions in education funding — could fall far short of projections because his estimates are based on higher gas prices in other parts of the country, ...

Wolf calls on state colleges to freeze tuition

03.05.15 | Bob Price

After years of flat or declining funding, Pennsylvania’s state universities and community colleges would see significant increases in their budgets under Gov. Wolf’s proposed spending plan unveiled Tuesday. But as Wolf said in his ...

Pa. high court upholds stay of execution

03.04.15 | Bob Price

A man on death row will not be executed Wednesday, after the state's highest court denied the Philadelphia district attorney's request to an expedited decision on a petition seeking to overturn Gov. Wolf's temporary reprieve. Terry Williams, 48, ...

Bill restricting union dues collection fails but not dead yet in Pa. Senate

03.04.15 | Bob Price

An attempt to pass a controversial amendment to a bill that would restrict union dues collection from state and school employees' paychecks narrowly failed in the state Senate. But most likely, we haven't seen the last of this amendment ...

Wolf's budget looks to be big, bold and controversial

03.03.15 |

The details have been kept under lock and key, but when Gov. Wolf unveils his first budget early this week, all signs point to its being big, bold - and highly controversial. For days now, there has been chatter in political circles in the ...

Liquor privatization faces uncertain future after passing House

03.02.15 | Bob Price

For the second straight legislative session, state House Republicans say it’s time to privatize liquor and wine stores. One key lawmaker is proclaiming the government monopoly on adult beverages is destined to fall. “There is an ...

Pirates sickened by pic of 'Jihadi John' wearing Bucs ball cap

03.02.15 | Bob Price

He would be the Pittsburgh Pirates' most unwanted and unwelcome fan. A photograph surfaced Friday of Mohammed Emwazi, identified as the Islamic State terrorist known as “Jihadi John” and linked to several beheading videos, wearing a ...

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