List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Efforts to end PA's 18-day stalemate over how to pay for spending plan has hit another wall

07.19.17 | Bob Price

House Republicans have abruptly retreated from talks over raising taxes to help stitch together the "bare-bones" spending package. The GOP says Pennsylvanians are already taxed too much.  They're exploring other revenue sources, including...

Women politicians in PA are more effective at getting legislation passed than their male counterparts

07.18.17 | Terry Diener

Researchers have found that female lawmakers were responsible for 10% of the 3,800 bills signed into law the past two years. Women make up only 17% of Pennsylvania's general assembly.

The head of PA's state-owned university system is leaving his post after four years

07.18.17 | Terry Diener

The State System of Higher Education says Chancellor Frank Brogan will retire on September 1st from the position that pays him $346,000 a year. Brogan, who is 63 years old, told the board of his decision last week, shortly before a meeting in...

PA politicians are pursuing legislation to protect road crews on highways

07.17.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Senators have approved a measure to reduce the number of work zone crashes and fatalities with speed cameras. Senator David Argall from Schuykill County introduced the plan. A driver caught speeding in a construction zone could face an...

An important privacy protection lawsuit heads to court today in Pennsylvania

07.17.17 | Bob Price

Four students are suing the Boyertown Area School District over it's transgender bathroom policy. The students argue that policy amounts to harassment. Boyertown made national headlines last year when it eliminated sex-specific restrooms and...

There is a new push to enact new anti-hazing legislation on college campuses

07.14.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania congressman Patrick Meehan says his Reach Act has never been more needed than now. Earlier this year, a Penn State student died in a tragic hazing episode.   The Reach Act requires colleges and universities to track hazing...

Flash flooding soaked communities across upstate NY and central PA last night

07.14.17 | Bob Price

In places like Attica and Rush, a rush of water turned backyards into small ponds. The summer storms that "blew through" also took down some century-old trees in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. Dozens of roads are closed today due to high...

A new telephone scam has led to a warning from the state treasurer of PA

07.14.17 | Terry Diener

Joe Torsella says scammers portray themselves as Treasury employees threatening victims with arrest if they do not immediately pay unpaid taxes.  He says the Pennsylvania Treasury does not collect taxes or seek payments via telephone, and...

Clarion University has announced a new 'opioid treatment specialist' certificate program

07.13.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Clarion University President Karen Whitney says the new curriculum is the school's contribution the the fight against the opioid epidemic. The four-course, 12-credit certificate can be taken with no prerequisites. Pennsylvania's Gov. Wolf says...

Authorities in Bucks County, PA have found the remains of at least one of the four missing men

07.13.17 | Bob Price

Authorities in Bucks County, PA have found the remains of at least one of the four missing men The victim's remains have been found in a shallow grave on a farm owned by the family of the man they think killed the young adults. The 20 year-old...

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