List by Category: Pennsylvania News

The Bald Eagle is back in PA

09.25.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is considering a proposal to remove the bald eagle from the state's list of threatened species, and there's an opportunity for the public to weigh in on the matter. The board on Tuesday voted to open a ...

Bill Would Require Pa. Public Schools to Offer Online Courses

09.24.13 | Bob Price

A Lancaster County representative has introduced a bill that seeks to make online courses a staple in the learning opportunities offered at more public schools. The legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. Ryan Aument would require the state ...

Transportation Bill Gaining Ground in PA

09.24.13 | Bob Price

A $2.5 billion proposal to raise taxes and fees to fund improvements to Pennsylvania's highways, bridges and mass transit systems may soon get a vote in the state House, two months after it stalled during lawmakers' budget negotiations. House ...

PA AG : Combine Spanier, Curley and Schultz Trials

09.23.13 | Bob Price

The PA Attorney General’s Office wants to proceed with one trial encompassing all the charges against the three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky. Chief Deputy Attorney General ...

Liquor Privatization and the PA General Assembly

09.23.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania lawmakers return to work Monday after a nearly three-month break.  Liquor privatization will feature prominently on the "to do" list. The House took the historic step of passing a plan that would have moved the state out of the ...

Support for Medical Marijuana Grows in Pennsylvania

09.20.13 | Bob Price

The medical marijuana debate is back at the State Capitol: Senate bill 770, known as the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, would legalize the drug for those with certain diseases and chronic pain. It's not the first time a bill like this has ...

Urgent Action Needed to Address PA's Roads and Bridges

09.20.13 | Bob Price

Pointing to the 1,100 in-state bridges now weight-restricted as a warning for the future, a frustrated Barry Schoch, the state's secretary of transportation, has urged legislators to quickly pass a transportation bill that would raise billions for ...

Critics say "CorbettCare" will Lead to More Welfare, Higher Taxes

09.19.13 | Bob Price

Republican Governor Tom Corbett came out with his “Healthy Pennsylvania” initiative this week, a proposal that gives the federal government a laundry list of Medicaid reforms he would like to implement in the state. Corbett wants to use ...

New Grading System in PA

09.19.13 | Bob Price

Education officials unveiled a new grading system for Pennsylvania's public schools on Wednesday that they described as a tool for parents, administrators and the public to monitor and improve student achievement. School Performance Profiles will ...

"Twin Sister" Conflict with PA Attorney General

09.18.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's top deputy says he's confident the promotion of Kane's twin sister can withstand scrutiny by the state Ethics Commission. The state's First Deputy Attorney General says the promotion of Ellen Granahan ...

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