List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A 280-page report on capital punishment has been published in PA

06.26.18 | Bob Price

A bi-partisan group of state lawmakers authored it. It finds grave concerns with the current state of the death penalty in Pennsylvania. Since 1985, nearly 500 death warrants have been signed in the commonwealth, but only three condemned...

The PA Supreme Court is explaining why it will not allow the release of a statewide report into clergy sex abuse

06.26.18 | Terry Diener

The opinion, which comes five days after the high court blocked the release of the long-awaited grand jury report, notes that it is in the process of reviewing challenges filed by "many individuals" named in the report. The five-page opinion...

PA's top 2 Republicans are at odds over new sanctity of life legislation

06.22.18 | Bob Price

House Speaker Mike Turzai is holding up anti-hazing legislation because Senate leader, Jake Corman refuses to act on a measure to ban down syndrome abortions. Turzai says he'll also stall human trafficking legislation so long as the Senate drags...

PA regulators decide to divvy up $210 million from fees on Marcellus shale gas wells

06.22.18 | Terry Diener

County and municipal governments will receive $115 million, while state agencies will get $18 million. Another $76.5 million will go to the Marcellus Legacy Fund for environmental improvement programs, roadway repairs and water and sewer...

House moves to amend medical marijuana law's research rules

06.21.18 | Bob Price

State lawmakers moved Tuesday to reinstate the research provision of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law, a month after a court decision left it in limbo. The House voted 167-31 to change the law by laying out more explicitly the goal of its...

Warning Residents Of Construction Scammers

06.21.18 | Bob Price

Erie County Comprtoller Stefan Mychajliw is warning residents of possible construction scammers. Recently the comptrolller says he has seen Erie County Families become victims of contractors who promise work only to receive the money and...

In Pennsylvania, it's budgeting the election-year way.

06.21.18 | Bob Price

It seems almost too easy to say it, but the 2018-19 state budget set for a vote in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Wednesday does have all the elements of an election-year budget. And why not? This is 2018 after all. In a few short...

Pennsylvania state troopers begin wearing body cameras

06.20.18 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania State Police says troopers are now wearing body cameras in a pilot program that's to last through the end of 2018. Acting Commissioner Robert Evanchick said Tuesday that patrol troopers in Troop B in Uniontown, Troop J in...

Pennsylvania joins other states pulling National Guard over immigration policy

06.20.18 | Bob Price

East Coast governors from both parties are refusing to deploy National Guard resources to the U.S.-Mexico border in protest of a federal immigration policy that is separating children from their families. Some of the states have no more than a...

PA's water supply is holding up against Marcellus shale gas drilling

06.19.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving in 2008, making Pennsylvania the nation’s no. 2 gas-producing state, after Texas. Yale University looked at groundwater chemistry and did not find elevated levels of...

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