List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Push Continues to Ban Gifts for PA Lawmakers

05.28.14 | Bill Price

In the midst of a scandal that involved four Philadelphia representatives, the state voted to ban cash gifts to public employees. Now some Pennsylvania lawmakers are saying enough is enough. In April, the state senate passed a ban on all cash gifts ...

Montgomery County Legalizes Gay Marriage

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 The final Pennsylvania county which had been legally prevented from issuing same sex marriage licenses to gay couples will begin signing them at 8:30 this morning. This, after a Federal judge legalized gay marriage in the Keystone State last ...

Measles Cases Spotted In Pennsylvania

05.27.14 | FL News Team

Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located, has reported its second case of measles in a month. It's unclear if the two cases are related. Now-- officials have notified a bank and a yogurt store where one of the infected people worked-- to ...

Low Turnout at PA Polls

05.27.14 | Terry Diener

  The numbers are in on how many people voted in last week's primary elections in Pennsylvania: fewer than 1 in 5 registered voters made a pit stop at the ballot box last Tuesday. That's a figure some experts say Pennsylvania could improve if ...

Governor Corbett Ends Ban on Drilling Near State Lands

05.26.14 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Corbett will allow natural gas companies to drill under state forests and parks but will ban drilling that would result in long-term surface disturbances.  In an executive order that took effect on Friday, Corbett ended a blanket ...

Wolf Leading Corbett in PA's Gubernatorial Polls

05.26.14 | Terry Diener

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Pennsylvania Governor Corbett's approval rating at just 36 percent. Anything under 40 percent is considered a huge danger sign for an incumbent. That same poll showed Corbett's Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, ...

Bill Urges for Lifeguards at PA's Public Beaches

05.23.14 | FL News Team

A Pennsylvania lawmaker says he's drafting legislation that would once again require certified lifeguards at all state parks with public beaches. Sen. Rob Teplitz  says unguarded beaches pose a safety risk. In 2008, the state Department of ...

Governor Corbett's Campaign Criticizes Opponent Tom Wolf

05.23.14 | FL News Team

Gov. Tom Corbett's campaign is criticizing Democratic challenger Tom Wolf over plans by an environmentalist billionaire to spend money to defeat the Corbett in this year's election. Corbett's campaign manager said Thursday it's a case of one ...

Pennsylvania Sees Increase in Elderly Drivers

05.22.14 | FL News Team

Pennsylvania's has a growing number of drivers over the age of 80. Since 2003, the number have increased 31 percent to 424,809 drivers. PennDOT statistics also show the number of crashes involving drivers age 65 and older in 2013 was up 12 percent ...

PA Commission to Improve Power Companies Disclosure

05.22.14 | FL News Team

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission meets Thursday in Pennsylvania and will take up two proposed changes to how power companies deliver electricity. Both changes are supported by the state Public Utility Commission to make sure electricity ...

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