List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA to Settle with Feds on Overpayment of Public Funds

01.21.15 |

Pennsylvania has agreed to a nearly $49 million settlement with the federal government to resolve claims that it improperly paid public benefits to people who were ineligible between 2004 and 2010. The state is not admitting any liability by the ...

PA Hails Tom Wolf as New Governor

01.21.15 |

Democrat Tom Wolf took office Tuesday as Pennsylvania's 47th chief executive, portraying himself as a political outsider and appealing for bipartisanship in a divided state government plagued by budget deficits and partisan stalemate. Wolf outlined ...

Poll Finds Voters Optimistic About New PA Governor

01.20.15 |

A new Mercyhurst University poll finds most Pennsylvania voters positive about his ability to solve the state’s problems, with broad support for his policy agenda. Sixty-nine percent of respondents to the survey by the Mercyhurst Center for ...

Tom Wolf Sworn in Today as PA Governor

01.20.15 |

The 65-year-old Wolf is scheduled to be sworn in at a noon ceremony as the state's 47th governor. Wolf is scheduled to take his oath following an introduction by former Gov. Ed Rendell, who served two terms prior to Corbett's election. Penny ...

Penn State Wins Restored

01.19.15 |

The NCAA has agreed to restore 112 football wins it had stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal and to reinstate the venerated late coach as the winningest in major college football history. The ...

PA Officials Push for Public Natural Gas Station

01.19.15 |

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has asked four engineering teams to submit proposals for the establishment of natural gas fueling stations at public transit agencies around the state that would also be available for use by the public. ...

PA DEP Study Shows Fracking Poses Minimal Radiation Risk

01.16.15 |

While the study outlines recommendations for further review, it concluded there is little potential for harm to workers or the public from radiation exposure due to oil and gas development. In January 2013, at the direction of Gov. Tom Corbett, DEP ...

New Findings Question NCAA's Sanctions for Penn State

01.16.15 |

In court documents filed Thursday in the Paterno lawsuit, former NCAA Executive Committee Chairman Ed Ray admitted he never read the Freeh report, the entire basis for the NCAA sanctions against Penn State, before fining them $60 million and ...

PA Companies Urged to Swich to Natural Gas

01.15.15 |

Pennsylvania has awarded $7.3 million in funding to 18 companies, organizations and partnerships making the switch to natural gas for their heavy-duty fleet vehicles. For this third round of the program, the Department of Environmental Protection ...

PA Attorney General Kane Wishes to Finish Term

01.15.15 |

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she's not backing down and fully intends to serve the rest of her term amid a report that a grand jury investigating press leaks recommended charges against her. The Democrat told reporters outside a Farm ...

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