List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A new survey's out on a hotly contested congressional race in PA

03.07.18 | Bob Price

With less than a week to go before the special election, a new poll by Emerson College shows Democrat Conor Lamb with a 3-point lead over Republican Rick Saccone in the race to replace Tim Murphy in congress. The contest in western Pennsylvania...

Merchants selling in PA will be required to collect and pay sales tax starting April 1st

03.07.18 | Terry Diener

Amazon will begin charging sales tax automatically for any of its third-party Amazon Marketplace sellers. Pennsylvania is only the second state, after Washington, to require Amazon to charge sales tax for all sales through its site, even if...

Pennsylvania is suing Uber

03.06.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The state attorney general says Uber broke Pennsylvania law when it failed to notify victims for a year after it discovered hackers had stolen names, email addresses and cell phone numbers of 57 million Uber riders, including riders in...

Gov. Wolf warns the nation's top court of cost if congressional elections are halted

03.06.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Democratic Pennsylvania governor's brief filed Monday argues against a request by two high-ranking Republican state legislative leaders that the justices halt state court orders that threw out a GOP-crafted 2011 map and imposed a new map for...

NY and PA residents pay some of the highest property taxes in the country

03.05.18 | Brandon Dickson

WalletHub spokeswoman Jill Gonzalez says Pennsylvania ranks 39th and New York 41st when in comes to high property taxes. The average yearly Pennsylvania property tax is $2,600, while New York residents shell out an average of $5,000. Hawaii has...

PA National Guard is assisting after Fridays's bomb-cyclone

03.05.18 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf says 600,000 utility customers lost power in the commonwealth at the height of the powerful storm that left one man dead. Currently, about 31,000 PP&L customers remain without electricity in the Keystone State.  

Will PA dispensaries' medical pot supply hold out?

03.02.18 | Terry Diener

Only one grower-processor in Pennsylvania is shipping product, and it's unclear when the full range of medical marijuana products will consistently be available. A plentiful supply is needed for more than just ensuring people can get the...

A PA court skirmish on women's 'choice' issues could impact your right to know how your tax dollars are spent

03.02.18 | Terry Diener

The question at the center of the suit is, do taxpayers have the right to know how a group that receives state grant money is spending all of that cash? Or can some portion of that money be justifiably shielded from public view? That's one of...

Justice Alito gives Democratic voters a few days to weigh in on challenge to redistricting

03.01.18 | Brandon Dickson

Alito called Wednesday for a response to the request for a stay made by the state legislature's highest-ranking Republicans. The voters and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf both plan to respond by the Monday deadline. Republican leaders argue the...

U.S. News & World Report releases its 2018 best states study

03.01.18 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania ranks worst in the subcategories of higher education and corrections. U.S. News evaluated all 50 states across a range of criteria, from education and health care to infrastructure and the economy, to capture how states best serve...

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