List by Category: Pennsylvania News

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...

PA's ED secretary warns schools may not reopen in the fall

04.30.20 | Bob Price

In fact, Pedro Rivera says there's a very good chance they will not. Rivera adds until the state can "get a grip" on COVID-19 kids won't see the inside of a classroom for a very long time. The education secretary insists the state education...

Gov. Wolf's veto of telemedicine bill falls in line with Planned Parenthood

04.29.20 | Terry Diener

The veto drew strong criticism from Republican lawmakers and pro life organizations who condemned him for siding with pro-abortion activists and ignoring what they call the needs of underserved Pennsylvanians for access to medical care. The bill...

Pennsylvania could be past the pandemic peak

04.29.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the numbers continue to decline as the state looks at multi-day trends. Levine cautions that outbreaks will need to be dealt with "very, very quickly" as the state transitions from its red to yellow...

Kickstarting elective surgeries in the Keystone State

04.28.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The state has released guidance for hospitals and ambulatory surgical facilities "to resume elective surgeries, procedures and admissions. Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says that means colonoscopies, minor surgeries and blood...

Pennsylvania is opening a "release valve" on "cabin fever"

04.28.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Tom Wolf says PA marinas, golf courses and privately owned campgrounds may "swing open their gates" this Friday, May 1, while maintaining social distancing. The Wolf administration insists the lifting of some restrictions will allow...

Second round of state funding for Pennsylvania businesses

04.27.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Wolf Administration has announced that 160 companies in 43 counties have received $13.5 million in funding. The money was given to a number of businesses such as restaurants, wellness centers, wineries and breweries, consulting firms, and...

Penn State making pay cuts due to the pandemic

04.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

Employees at university hotels, conference centers, and events at the Bryce Jordan Center will have their salary cut in half. Those employees will still receive benefits, and most will be eligible for unemployment and stimulus support. The...

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