List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pa. Supreme Court upholds Gov. Wolf's death penalty moratorium

12.22.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday upheld Gov. Tom Wolf's constitutional authority to grant temporary reprieves to inmates on death row. The case involved Terrance Williams, convicted of beating a man to death with a tire iron in 1984. With ...

Wolf says he will veto stop gap measure

12.22.15 | Bob Price

Half way through the fiscal year and Pennsylvania does not have a budget. A Republican majority passed a stop gap measure, with a vote of 22-15, out of the House Appropriations Committee Monday. “This is not most desirable way to proceed ...

Wolf, Senate: No stopgap budget

12.21.15 | Bob Price

Legislative leaders huddled behind closed doors Sunday to determine how to resolve the state's budget crisis after a so-called framework agreement seemed to implode a day earlier. But after hours of negotiating, it seemed another contentious ...

Wolf: GOP budget ultimatum 'ridiculous'

12.18.15 | Bob Price

A day after House Republicans told Gov. Wolf he had 24 hours to recruit enough votes to pass a long-overdue state budget, their deadline came and went. And nothing happened. A spokesman for Wolf dismissed the deadline as "ridiculous." Speaker ...

Could schools close if budget’s not passed soon?

12.17.15 | Bob Price

School kids singing Christmas carols on the steps of the Capitol Rotunda. A student orchestra playing holiday music in the East Wing Rotunda. From one side of the Capitol to the other, school children are entertaining passersby, staffers and ...

Fire at Salvation Army church destroys toys and clothes meant for 200 families for Christmas

12.16.15 | Bob Price

Two days after a fire broke out within The Salvation Army church on Shadyside Avenue in Huntingdon, PA, an investigation into the cause is still ongoing.  The contents of the building are a total loss, and the status of the structure is ...

State opts not to appeal ruling giving Sandusky back pension

12.16.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's large public-sector pension system isn't appealing a court order restoring state retirement benefits to former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. A State Employees' Retirement System spokesman said Tuesday that the ...

Pa. senator calls for handgun licensing law

12.15.15 | Bob Price

A state Senator has unveiled legislation that would require Pennsylvanians to obtain a firearms eligibility license before they could buy a handgun. Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) said handgun buyers would have to be at least 18 ...

Will there be a budget by Christmas?

12.15.15 | Bob Price

The choir voices filled the Capitol Rotunda with a stirring rendition of, “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The countdown to the lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree went smoothly Monday afternoon. As Governor and Mrs. Wolf threw the switch, ...

Pennsylvania's state budget talks, at loooonnnnng last, enter home stretch

12.14.15 | Bob Price

The six-month Pennsylvania state budget impasse - after months of political gridlock - is showing significant signs of breaking up. That's probably going to mean a tax increase for Pennsylvanians. (Negotiators from all sides are expected to ...

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