List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Gubernatorial Race Takes on Candidates

07.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Just when Pennsylvania voters are getting used to the idea of a gubernatorial election showdown between Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, other hopefuls may soon be joining the fray. At least two are expected to ...

Court Refuses to Halt Spanier Perjury Trial

07.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

    In a decision over the weekend, a U.S. District judge ruled Penn State testimony against the college's former president may be improper, but it's not a reason for a federal court to stop Spanier's prosecution. Spanier requested ...

PA Schools Funding Formula To Be Changed

07.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A commission tasked with coming up with a recommendation for overhauling the funding system that provides key state support to Pennsylvania's public schools is now operational. The Basic Education Funding Commission members met on Thursday ...

PA State Employees' Paychecks May Not Makie It Into Their Account Today

07.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

If you're one of the thousands of Pennsylvania state employees being paid Friday, you may want to make sure your money made it into your account. Earlier this month, the Treasury Department upgraded its computer systems and there were coding issues ...

Deadline Nears for PA Elk LIcense Lottery

07.24.14 | FL News Team

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says July 31st is the deadline for hunters to enter the lottery to receive one of 108 elk licenses to be issued this year. The deadline is about a month earlier than normal because game officials are holding the ...

PA Republicans Challenge Corbett's Budget Vetoes

07.24.14 | Terry Diener

Republicans who control the Senate have hired outside counsel to decide whether -- or even how -- to challenge Corbett's veto of roughly $7.2 million in legislative earmarks in a budget-related bill called the fiscal code. The code is often ...

PA's Auditor General Says State-Wide Drilling Needs Better Monitoring

07.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Auditor General Eugene Depasquale says the D.E.P. tried hard, but when Pennsylvania's gas industry boomed, there wern't enough inspectors to keep an eye on all the new wells. Hi audit took place from 2009-2012 and found no standard policy for when ...

Formers PSU Coaches Sue Penn State Over Dismissal

07.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jay Paterno and another former assistant football coach at Penn State are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O'Brien was hired as head coach two years ago. Paterno and William Kenney have filed a lawsuit in ...

HSLDA Urges People In NY, PA To Protest United Nations Disability Treaty

07.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a vote taking place in a u.s. Senate committee today that would affect parent's rights. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, poised to vote on the United Nations Disabilities treaty. The Homeschool Legal Defense Organization says it will ...

PA's Bond Rating Downgraded

07.22.14 | FL News Team

Pennsylvania's bond rating has been downgraded by Moody's Investors Service. It might be a black eye to the state's government, but the state's taxpayers will share the pain. Like a credit rating, the bond rating determines a lender's risk and the ...

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