List by Category´┐Ż: Pennsylvania News

Supreme Court's gerrymandering ruling should have no immediate impact on PA

06.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

That's because the series of legal disputes that played out in the Keystone State took place largely within the state court system with Pennsylvania's Supreme Court having thrown out the former congressional maps to impose its own for the 2018...

PA counties continue to assist ICE to deport illegal immigrants in local custody

06.27.19 | Terry Diener

Released this week, the new Temple University study highlighted 19 counties in Pennsylvania with relatively large immigrant populations, finding they are routinely cooperating with immigration enforcement at a time when many so-called sanctuary...

Chaos as PA Senate hearing turned into a shouting match over a welfare program

06.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

It began when Republicans attempted to block Democrats from offering amendments to keep the benefits;  and Lt. Governor John Fetterman, who was presiding over the meeting, didn't allow Majority Leader Jake Corman to speak. Democrats say the...

A snowy day may not translate into a day away from schoolwork in PA

06.26.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania’s schools soon may be allowed to give out school assignments students can do at home on days when school buildings are closed due to heavy snowfall or other issues. State lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow school...

The chair of PA's Republican Party has stepped down

06.26.19 | Bob Price

This comes following a report that he had traded sexual text messages with a Philadelphia City Council candidate and also sent her an explicit photo. But, Val DiGiorgio denied the allegations and says his "resignation should in no way be...

Plan to protect Pennsylvanians against pyramid schemes passes House

06.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

The unanimously passed bill amends the unfair trade practices and consumer protection law and highlights the distinction between direct-sale companies with a pyramid-like structure and "fly-by-night" operators attempting to rip off the public...

Stud. test scores may play smaller role in how PA teachers are graded

06.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

The state senate is set to vote on legislation that will de-emphasize student test performance in evaluating public school teachers and principals. Instead, the bill would increase the weight classroom observations carry in those job...

Pennsylvania is setting aside $60 million to help prevent school shootings

06.25.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The extra cash will go to improve security and training. One child safety experts says, "there's not a one-size-fits-all preventative measure for safety. The best prevention is relationships and the more that our faculty and our staff knows our...

100 years ago today PA became 7th U.S. state to give women the right to vote

06.24.19 | Terry Diener

As part of today’s Monday’s 100th anniversary commemoration of that event, Pennsylvania’s document ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be on display in the Capitol Rotunda from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The...

The Freedom From Religion Foundation tagets PA school district

06.24.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The atheist group claims the Montoursville Area School District failed to keep church and state principles separate last month when members and coaches of the high school baseball team removed their caps, kneeled in a circle, and prayed before a...

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