List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA lawmakers have proposed a ban on bump stocks

10.06.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Bump stocks are rapid fire devices. They allowed Las Vegas shooter Steven Paddock to turn his AR-15 into an automatic weapon. Two Democratic state lawmakers, Madeleine Dean and Dom Costa, began seeking co-sponsors Thursday for a bill that would...

New numbers are out from an insurance giant on the number of deer/car collissions in PA

10.05.17 | Terry Diener

The Keystone State ranks third in the nation behind Montana and West Virginia for the most "deer-related" automobile crashes. State Farm has released its annual deer claim study. It says the odds of a vehicle collision involving deer are now 1...

PA's governorsays he'll borrow money to patch the deficit

10.05.17 | Bob Price

For three months lawmakers have been unable to find a way to fill the $32-billion hole. Tom Wolf blasted the Republican-controlled general assembly in announcing his revenue raising plan. The governor says he'll borrow money from the...

Pennsylvanians have less than a week to register to vote in the November election

10.04.17 | Terry Diener

The deadline is Tuesday, October 10th. Pennsylvania’s online voter registration site is www.register.votesPA.com. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 31st, and the voted ballots must be received in the county...

Penn State could be tobacco-free as soon as January

10.04.17 | Terry Diener

Findings by the Penn State Smoke Free/Tobacco Free Task Force, released this week, go to PSU President Eric Barron for review. A final decision on recommendations - which include banning smoking and tobacco - will be made later this semester...

PA politicians hope to make a deal soon to end a 3-month budget battle

10.03.17 | Bob Price

Rank-and-file members of the house and senate have been holding closed-door meetings to discuss new ways to raise revenue. The state budget is out of balance to the tune of nearly $3 billion. Pro-family groups are concerned lawmakers will...

PA park officials need your help in filling out a new survey so they can plan for the future

10.03.17 | Terry Diener

Park officials hope to learn more about what visitors want from their parks, whether they notice natural resources being affected by overuse, and how they should protect parks. Attendance booms have also led to worries that some parks may have...

U.S. health dept. dispenses millions to help PA fight the opioid epidemic

10.02.17 | Bob Price

The nearly $6 million grant will be used to expand access to treatment facilities. Nearly 5,000 Pennsylvanian's died last year from overdosing on heroin or prescription pills.

PA voters will be asked whether they want to overall their tax system

10.02.17 | Bob Price

The referendum could pave the groundwork for the abolishment of property taxes. Nothing would change immediately if the ballot question passes, but schools, counties, and municipalities would have the option to exempt peoples' primary residence...

A cross on a PA county flag has riled atheists and a federal judge weighs in

09.29.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Judge Edward Smith has ruled against Lehigh County in a suit filed by the atheist organization Freedom From Religion Foundation. The group, claiming the cross is an endorsement of religion, seeks to have it removed from the county flag and...

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