List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Governor Tom Wolf Says He's On Board With A Higher State Minimum Wage

02.11.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf says passage of a higher minimum wage in Pennsylvania is a priority of his in the current legislative session. At an impromptu news briefing after speaking before a closed-door meeting sponsored by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, Wolf ...

PA Supreme Court Rules On Life Sentences For Juvenilles

02.11.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania highest court has overturned a law that said juveniles convicted of rape and other serious sex offenses could be on the Megan's law sex offender list for life. The State Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional. There are around 100 ...

Gas Drilling Sparring Front And Center In PA Enviromental Secretary Hearing

02.10.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Sparring over gas drilling and climate change are expected to spice up the Senate confirmation hearing for John Quigley as state environmental secretary sometime this spring. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources secretary from 2009 to ...

Wolf Flips Approach On Pennsylvania Healthcare

02.10.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Obamacare is about to be expanded in Pennsylvania. In a major policy shift away from the path set by his GOP predecessor, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced a Medicaid expansion program that he claims will provide poor people greater access ...

PA Town Puts Up Signs Warning Residents Carry Guns

02.06.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A pint-sized town in Pennsylvania is putting up a bunch of signs, warning motorists there that many of it's residents are packing heat. In response to the rash of home invasions and petty crime, a rural Pennsylvania town is putting-up signs ...

Billboard In Harrisburg Calls For Joe Paterno's Statue To Be Restored

02.06.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A new billboard in the Harrisburg area is calling for Penn State to restore a symbol of Joe Paterno's legacy. The latest PS4Truth Billboard is calling for Penn State to return Paterno's statue to its former home outside of Beaver Stadium in State ...

Abortion Numbers Fall In PA

02.04.15 | Sarah Harnisch

According to numbers provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, less women are aborting their pregnancies. According to the report using the most recent numbers available, 32,108 abortions were performed in 2013. In 2012, there were 2,000 ...

Wolf Pays Hikes Salaries Of His Inner Circle

02.04.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Top officials in Gov. Tom Wolf's administration began earning six-figure salaries more than $12,700 higher than their predecessors under former Gov. Tom Corbett. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, nineteen department heads will make ...

PA Treasurer Rob McCord Formally Charged

02.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Days after he publicly admitted wrongdoing, federal authorities Monday afternoon charged former state Treasurer Rob McCord with extortion for trying to strong-arm campaign donations. McCord released an on-line statement Friday in which he said he ...

Students At PA Community Colleges Get New Way To Earn Credit

02.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Students at community colleges in Pennsylvania can now earn credit outside of the classroom through previous work experience. The Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges has launched a prior learning assessment called College Credit Fast ...

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