List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Former PA Supreme Court Justice Avoids Jail Time

05.08.13 |

Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin avoided prison time Tuesday for her campaign corruption conviction but was ordered to send a letter of apology to every judge in the state because she abused her office. Melvin and her ...

PA Christian College Fights Back Against The Gay Rights Movement

05.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter says he won't return to play a central Pennsylvania Christian college unless it changes its policy against "homosexual behavior." Ritter made the announcement on Facebook hours after playing a concert Friday night at ...

Businesses Could Pay Fewer Taxes In Pennsylvania

05.07.13 |

A win for businesses across Pennsylvania. The state House gave its approval to a bill that would eventually cut business taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars a year, cutting the tax rate from 10 to 7 percent starting in 2015, by cracking down ...

PA Considers Law Limiting Boar Hunting

05.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

 Did you know there are places in Pennsylvania-- where you can legally hunt wild boar? Wild boar on Pennsylvania hunting preserves are at the center of a legal and legislative struggle that comes to a head next month. It's an issue that pits ...

Beloved Catholic Bishop Passes Away in PA

05.03.13 |

A Roman Catholic Bishop that was loved across the state of Pennsylvania has passed away. The headlines of the death of Bishop Joseph McFadden has been printed in dozens of newspapers across the state today, from Erie to Wilkes-Barre. He'd been in a ...

Corbett Says Unemployment is High Because Job Seekers Are High

05.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is taking heat from democrats for saying on a radio program this week that the reason the state unemployment rate is so high-- is that the people applying for jobs-- can't pass drug tests. Corbett's comments ...

State Senate Gets Its First Taste of The Liquor Privatization Bill in PA

05.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

If you live in New York, you're paying more property taxes then you think you are. The 2 percent property tax cap we keep hearing about is actually more like 4.6 percent. The Empire Center in Albany says the cap is twice what's being reported, ...

Some PA Lawmakers Are Fasting Today

04.30.13 |

Pennsylvania is observing National Fast Day today. Some keystone state lawmakers may be a bit hungry today at work. They are fasting to commemorate the 150-year anniversary of a proclamation made by President Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War, ...

Abortion Coverage Bill In The P.A. House

04.30.13 |

 Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate will begin discussions this week about legislation that bans abortion coverage in President Obama's health insurance exchanges. The state House of Representatives passed the legislation last week. A ...

Closing Arguments In Gosnell Trial Today

04.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Closing arguments begin today in Pennslyvania in the trial of abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell. A Philadelphia jury is set to hear closing arguments in the capital murder trial of the abortion doctor, accused of killing at least 4 babies born alive ...

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