List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Could schools close if budget’s not passed soon?

12.17.15 | Bob Price

School kids singing Christmas carols on the steps of the Capitol Rotunda. A student orchestra playing holiday music in the East Wing Rotunda. From one side of the Capitol to the other, school children are entertaining passersby, staffers and ...

Fire at Salvation Army church destroys toys and clothes meant for 200 families for Christmas

12.16.15 | Bob Price

Two days after a fire broke out within The Salvation Army church on Shadyside Avenue in Huntingdon, PA, an investigation into the cause is still ongoing.  The contents of the building are a total loss, and the status of the structure is ...

State opts not to appeal ruling giving Sandusky back pension

12.16.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's large public-sector pension system isn't appealing a court order restoring state retirement benefits to former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. A State Employees' Retirement System spokesman said Tuesday that the ...

Pa. senator calls for handgun licensing law

12.15.15 | Bob Price

A state Senator has unveiled legislation that would require Pennsylvanians to obtain a firearms eligibility license before they could buy a handgun. Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) said handgun buyers would have to be at least 18 ...

Will there be a budget by Christmas?

12.15.15 | Bob Price

The choir voices filled the Capitol Rotunda with a stirring rendition of, “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The countdown to the lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree went smoothly Monday afternoon. As Governor and Mrs. Wolf threw the switch, ...

Pennsylvania's state budget talks, at loooonnnnng last, enter home stretch

12.14.15 | Bob Price

The six-month Pennsylvania state budget impasse - after months of political gridlock - is showing significant signs of breaking up. That's probably going to mean a tax increase for Pennsylvanians. (Negotiators from all sides are expected to ...

Senate moves toward removing Attorney General Kathleen Kane

12.11.15 | Bob Price

The Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution to move forward with a hearing that could lead to a vote next month on removing Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office. The resolution sets a Jan. 12 hearing for Kane to present her ...

Pa. taxpayers will pay $4 billion+ to fund school pensions next year

12.11.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) has boosted its annual surcharge on state and local taxpayers to 30 cents on top of every $1 paid to teachers and other school employees in fiscal 2016, up from 26 cents this ...

Pennsylvania AG sues gas driller over ‘deceptive’ leases

12.10.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s attorney general is suing one of the nation’s largest producers of natural gas over claims it cheated thousands of landowners who signed drilling leases with the company. The lawsuit alleges that Oklahoma City-based ...

Bill Clinton Coming to Scranton

12.09.15 | Bob Price

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Scranton this week to campaign for his wife, Hillary. President Clinton will be at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel on December 10 for what's being called a "small rally" for about 250 people. This ...

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