List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A Pennsylania politician has introduced "blue lives matter" legislation

07.13.16 | Bob Price

Representative Frank Burns says his bill would elevate assaults on police to hate-crime status. It puts employment as a law enforcement officer on par with race, color, religion and national origin as covered classes under the commonwealth's hate ...

Pennsylvania lawmakers are nearing a deal to fully fund the budget which took effect at midnight

07.12.16 | Bob Price

The Senate and House are both in session today to try and shore up the deficit-riddled package. Standard & Poor's is warning of a downgrade to the state's credit, and $600 million in aid to public universities across Pennsylvania remains in ...

The Pennsylvania Senate is set to vote today on pro-life legislation

07.12.16 | Bob Price

The measure would ban abortions after 20 weeks and criminalize the dismemberment of babies in the womb. The bill, sponsored by Northern Tier Republican Kathy Rapp was "born out" of the abundance of scientific evidence that children in the womb, ...

Lawyers for three former Penn State administrators accused of failing to report Jerry Sandusky's abuse of children have filed motions asking all charges be dropped

07.11.16 | Bob Price

Already, the Pennsylvania court system has thrown out most the egregious offenses faced by former president Graham Spanier, vice president Gary Schultz, and athletic director Tim Curley. Five years ago, all three were accused of conspiring to ...

Pennsylvania has a budget or at least will at midnight tonight

07.11.16 | Bob Price

The governor has vowed to allow the $31-and-a-half billion spending plan to become law at the stroke of midnight, even though there's no plan in place on how to pay for it.             ...

Pennsylania's top fiscal watchdog says the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs needs to do a better job of meeting the needs of the nation's war heros

07.08.16 | Bob Price

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says waiting lists for vets to receive care are too long and too cumbersome at the state's six veteran facilities.  DePasquale says there is no protocol in place for tracking complaints at V.A. facilities in ...

Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden will campaign together in Scranton today

07.08.16 | Bob Price

The two Democrats both have family roots in the electric city and will speak at a noon-time rally at the Riverfront Sports Complex. Voters have mixed reaction to the high profile visit.Pundits say the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has yet to sign the state's $31 billion budget

07.07.16 | Bob Price

It was due a week ago. On Monday, July 11, the governor can do one of four things: sign the measure, veto it, veto parts of it, or do nothing and let the budget automatically become law.         ...

The Archbishop of Philadelphia has unveiled updated guidelines on who should and should not receive communion in the Catholic church in Pennsylvania's largest Catholic community.

07.07.16 | Bob Price

The communion guidelines in Philadelphia contradict recently announced reforms from Pope Francis at the Vatican. We caught up with some Catholics in Scranton recently who had a mixed response.         ...

Pennsylvania parents are now able for the first time to simply fill out an application online to grant their child permission to have medical marijuana

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The new Safe Harbor application requires parents to have a photo ID, a doctor's note, and a background check. It's only available to kids with one of 17 medical conditions. Pennsylvania's program is not off the ground yet. This form allows parents ...

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