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PA family raises awareness about suicide assistance websites

06.12.19 | Bob Price

The York County family is alarmed after their own daughter took her life with the aid of the online forum. This tragedy has spurred action in Harrisburg too. Representative Frank Ryan says assisted suicide is illegal in Pennsylvania, but says...

PA's governor pushes for state police protection fee

06.12.19 | Terry Diener

Wolf says some municipalities are not paying their fair share for police protection, and to compensate for that deficit, money is being taken from the Motor License Fund that would otherwise go to roads and bridges. During its first year, the...

The conversation continues in PA over school property taxes

06.11.19 | Terry Diener

The disliked bills will arrive in mailboxes across the commonwealth next month. State Senator David Argall, a Schuylkill County Republican, says legislative discussions are likely in July and August, following a stretch in which there was little...

A popular game show is coming to Pennsylvania

06.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Price is Right Live, a staged production show based on the TV game show, is coming to Hershey Theatre. Just like the television show, the stage show gives people the chance to "come on down" and play classic games such as Plinko and the big...

The VP paying PA a visit

06.07.19 | Bill Price

Mike Pence was in York Thursday--where he promoted the new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Pence says the new trade deal will go "hand-in-hand" with the manufacturing opportunities already going on in the commonwealth. The...

Minimum wage will be the key sticking point in PA budget negotiations

06.07.19 | Bob Price

Governor Wolf wants to raise the wage to "15 dollars an hour" over five years. Critics wonder what that will do to summer employment opportunities for teens. Pennsylvania's minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour.  That's the lowest...

Cannibis advocates press PA lawmakers to make recreational weed legal

06.06.19 | Terry Diener

The group gathered on the steps of the Capitol Rotunda to call for lawmakers to consider legalizing marijuana and allow them to grow their own. The rally, organized by the Keystone Cannabis Coalition, comes after Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s...

Pennsylvania House members approve "sextortion" bill

06.06.19 | Brandon Dickson

The legislation, which moves to the state Senate, would make it a crime to extort someone for sexual acts, images, or videos. Currently, there is no state law that addresses the act as a crime. The Justice Department reports that 71% of sexual...

PA Democrats have come out with a slew of voting reform proposals

06.05.19 | Terry Diener

Flanked by representatives from such groups as the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, Pennsylvanians for Fair Elections and the Brennan Center for Justice, lawmakers in the General Assembly touted plans to enact automatic registration, expand...

300 Keystone State farms have been approved to grow hemp

06.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

That's a ten-fold increase from last year's industrial hemp farms. Hemp can be processed into a wide variety of products, including building materials, clothing, and cooking oil. It's also a source of CBD, a compound in cannabis that's...

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