List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA regulators decide to divvy up $210 million from fees on Marcellus shale gas wells

06.22.18 | Terry Diener

County and municipal governments will receive $115 million, while state agencies will get $18 million. Another $76.5 million will go to the Marcellus Legacy Fund for environmental improvement programs, roadway repairs and water and sewer...

House moves to amend medical marijuana law's research rules

06.21.18 | Bob Price

State lawmakers moved Tuesday to reinstate the research provision of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law, a month after a court decision left it in limbo. The House voted 167-31 to change the law by laying out more explicitly the goal of its...

Warning Residents Of Construction Scammers

06.21.18 | Bob Price

Erie County Comprtoller Stefan Mychajliw is warning residents of possible construction scammers. Recently the comptrolller says he has seen Erie County Families become victims of contractors who promise work only to receive the money and...

In Pennsylvania, it's budgeting the election-year way.

06.21.18 | Bob Price

It seems almost too easy to say it, but the 2018-19 state budget set for a vote in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Wednesday does have all the elements of an election-year budget. And why not? This is 2018 after all. In a few short...

Pennsylvania state troopers begin wearing body cameras

06.20.18 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania State Police says troopers are now wearing body cameras in a pilot program that's to last through the end of 2018. Acting Commissioner Robert Evanchick said Tuesday that patrol troopers in Troop B in Uniontown, Troop J in...

Pennsylvania joins other states pulling National Guard over immigration policy

06.20.18 | Bob Price

East Coast governors from both parties are refusing to deploy National Guard resources to the U.S.-Mexico border in protest of a federal immigration policy that is separating children from their families. Some of the states have no more than a...

PA's water supply is holding up against Marcellus shale gas drilling

06.19.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving in 2008, making Pennsylvania the nation’s no. 2 gas-producing state, after Texas. Yale University looked at groundwater chemistry and did not find elevated levels of...

Republicans bring forth plan to remake the PA Supreme Court

06.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Democratic majority threw out the GOP-drawn map of Congressional districts as an unconstitutional gerrymander, Republicans raised talk of impeaching Democratic justices. That talk receded, but PA...

Planned Parenthood is planning to spend $1.5 million to re-elect Gov. Wolf

06.18.18 | Terry Diener

The pro-abortion group says this is its biggest investment ever in a Pennsylvania midterm election. Wolf, a Democrat seeking a second four-year term, is running against Republican Scott Wagner, the owner of a waste-hauling business. Planned...

The NWS says 2 tornadoes in Pennsylvania were classified as EF-2

06.15.18 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf says that means high winds hit the commonwealth during Wednesday's storm. The tornadoes ravaged Bradford County and Wilkes-Barre where the governor visited a severely damaged shopping center. Dozens of homes and businesses...

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