List by Category: Pennsylvania News

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...

PA Supreme Court declines implementation delay of congressional map

02.28.18 | Brandon Dickson

Four Democratic justices have voted down a request by the highest-ranking Republican leaders in the state house and senate. The brief order indicates both Republicans on the court and Democratic Justice Max Baer dissented from the decision...

Legal group is suing PA for voting records

02.28.18 | Terry Diener

Filed this week in federal court in Harrisburg, the suit by the Public Interest Legal Foundation seeks to pry information pertaining to the maintenance of voter rolls over the 20 yea from state election officials over the last two decades.. PILF...

PA Senator seeks the death penalty for any school shooter that kills

02.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

Legal analysts say the idea put forth by gubernatorial candidate and Pennsylvania state Senator Scott Wagner is unconstitutional. The Republican says that his message is "if someone kills one of our children, we will kill them." Wagner is...

PA's treasurer announces new program to save for college

02.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

State Treasurer Joe Torsella has unveiled the Keystone Scholars Program to help families get a head start on their child's education. It will provide a $100 grant at birth to go toward the child's higher education. The money will grow as your...

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