List by Category: Pennsylvania News

VP Pence prepares to pay Pennsylvania a visit

10.21.19 | Brandon Dickson

Vice President Mike Pence is coming back to the commonwealth to make the case for Congress to pass President Trump's rewrite of a trade pact with Canada and Mexico. Pence will be visiting the Schott facility in Duryea, which makes high-tech...

Pro-life proposal in Pennsylvania

10.21.19 | Brandon Dickson

Two state lawmakers plan to introduce legislation today that would make abortions illegal as soon as a heartbeat is detected. The House measure would require all physicians to determine whether the baby has a heartbeat "before" proceeding with...

The Pennsylvania high court considers temporarily restoring cash assistance

10.18.19 | Terry Diener

A lawsuit that challenges the elimination of the program was filed in July, asserting that the legislation was unconstitutional because it combined several unrelated issues into one bill. Community Legal Services and Disability Rights...

A PA dealer is selling a mass of missives between President Reagan and a screenwriter

10.18.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The 40+ letters written between Ronald Reagan and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Douglas Morrow are valued at $200,000. Most have never been published. Correspondence topics range from reflections on the Challenger spacecraft disaster to...

Pennsylvania moves forward in putting in new mandated election systems

10.17.19 | Terry Diener

Some counties had purchased voting machines more than a decade ago and were already looking into upgrades before the state mandated a mass replacement by all 67 counties by April of 2020. Officials from many counties have said they prefer to...

2 PA state senators introduce bill to legalize marijuana for rec. purposes

10.16.19 | Bob Price

Besides calling for full-blown legalization, Democrats Daylin Leach and Sharif Street also want to expunge the criminal convictions of anyone caught possessing a small amount of cannabis. They support licensing Pennsylvania residents, so they...

PA school moves forward with "private" locker rooms

10.16.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

In Pennsylvania, the Eastern Lancaster County School District is moving ahead with a renovation project to create gender-neutral locker rooms for the high school. This week, board members unanimously approved the plan that includes 48 private...

A mega-merger being proposed in Pennsylvania

10.15.19 | Terry Diener

The Financial Times, citing people close to the discussions, reports Allentown's PPL and Avangrid are discussing a possible merger to create a company worth more than $67 billion. If they do combine, it will form one of the largest publicly...

A new plan to reduce property taxes in Pennsylvania

10.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

Luzerne County Representative Eddie Day Pashinski will propose a property tax relief rebate program. The bill would provide an $800 rebate to all property taxpayers for their school property taxes and a $50 rebate to renters. The program would...

Pennsylvania kids are among the most obese in the nation

10.11.19 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania ranked 9th in the nation for childhood obesity, according to the first-ever report on childhood obesity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. New York fared far better, coming in at 25th out of the 50 states. Experts say in the...

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