List by Category: Pennsylvania News

A large crowd showed up last night for a concealed carry seminar in Bradford County, Pennsylvania

03.30.16 |

The meeting in Leroy Township gave residents an overview of the states' firearms laws. It also educated gun owners about a new concealed carry partnership program with cross-state neighbor Chemung County, NY.Bradford County Sheriff Clinton...

Governor Wolf vetoes the state's fiscal code

03.29.16 |

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has vetoed the state's fiscal code, a one-hundred page document by which education dollars are divvied up.Wolf says the code is unfair in how it distributes school aid.   

No school today in Montrose, Pennsylvania due to a strike

03.29.16 |

Teachers are striking due to a contract dispute. The district website and board members claim teacher pay as the main issue.       Patrick Strickland lives in Montrose and says the strike is a huge...

Religious institutions and preservation groups clash in Pennsylvania over what to do with unneeded or crumbling historic churches

03.28.16 |

Church leaders argue that preservationists and historic landmark agencies are interfering with their right to freedom of religion by trying to stop them by tearing down or disposing of buildings they no longer want or can afford. Those seeking...

GOP fundraisers in Pa. take a closer look at Kasich

03.28.16 |

A group of Pennsylvania Republicans will host a Kasich fundraiser this Thursday at the Union League of Philadelphia. They include former Gov. Tom Ridge and Bob Asher. To cinch the GOP presidential nomination, Kasich needs around 120 percent of...

Pennsylvania energy lobbyist files suit to block new hydrofracking rules

03.25.16 |

The Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association claimed in Commonwealth court that the Department of Environmental Protection did not follow legal procedures when it wrote new rules covering unconventional shale drilling which...

Ex Pa. Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin fined $50,000 for coarse emails

03.25.16 |

Eakin resigned from the state's high court last week, but the Court of Judicial Discipline still investigated Eakins offensive emails.  The tribunal fined Eakin $50,000, but allowed him to keep his $153,000 annual pension.The six members of...

Pennsylvania's long budget nightmare is over for now

03.24.16 |

Governor Wolf has agreed to let a Republican spending bill become law and GOP lawmakers are relieved. House speaker Mike Turzai says the decision is good for taxpayers and schools. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau says allowing the $30 billion...

Republican Pennsylvania senator will meet with the Supreme Court nominee

03.24.16 |

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says he will meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, but still believes the court vacancy should not be filled this year. Toomey's remarks come a day after Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey met with the nominee on...

Governor Wolf faces the dilemma of his career over budget

03.23.16 |

Shall Tom Wolf veto or cave to growing pressure and pass an emergency spending bill so schools don't shut down next month? Many in Wolf's own party are now encouraging him to capitulate and approve big chunks of a budget he has openly...