List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Will there be a budget by Christmas?

12.15.15 | Bob Price

The choir voices filled the Capitol Rotunda with a stirring rendition of, “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The countdown to the lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree went smoothly Monday afternoon. As Governor and Mrs. Wolf threw the switch, ...

Pennsylvania's state budget talks, at loooonnnnng last, enter home stretch

12.14.15 | Bob Price

The six-month Pennsylvania state budget impasse - after months of political gridlock - is showing significant signs of breaking up. That's probably going to mean a tax increase for Pennsylvanians. (Negotiators from all sides are expected to ...

Senate moves toward removing Attorney General Kathleen Kane

12.11.15 | Bob Price

The Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution to move forward with a hearing that could lead to a vote next month on removing Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office. The resolution sets a Jan. 12 hearing for Kane to present her ...

Pa. taxpayers will pay $4 billion+ to fund school pensions next year

12.11.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) has boosted its annual surcharge on state and local taxpayers to 30 cents on top of every $1 paid to teachers and other school employees in fiscal 2016, up from 26 cents this ...

Pennsylvania AG sues gas driller over ‘deceptive’ leases

12.10.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s attorney general is suing one of the nation’s largest producers of natural gas over claims it cheated thousands of landowners who signed drilling leases with the company. The lawsuit alleges that Oklahoma City-based ...

Bill Clinton Coming to Scranton

12.09.15 | Bob Price

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Scranton this week to campaign for his wife, Hillary. President Clinton will be at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel on December 10 for what's being called a "small rally" for about 250 people. This ...

House GOP tries again to resolve Pennsylvania standoff with own budget

12.09.15 | Bob Price

Widening a Republican rift in the Pennsylvania Legislature, House Republicans unilaterally attacked the state government's 5-month-old budget stalemate with a spending plan of their own Tuesday, rejecting a bipartisan Senate vote a day earlier on a ...

Senate plan introduced for possible removal of AG Kane

12.08.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania senators were given a proposal Monday about a process that could lead to the removal from office of embattled state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The Special Committee on Senate Address introduced a five-page resolution that ...

Pennsylvania Senate OKs bipartisan budget; House fate unsure

12.08.15 | Bob Price

A proposal that could end Pennsylvania’s 5-month-old state budget stalemate is through the Senate and headed to the House, where rank-and-file Republicans are pushing back against a deal GOP leaders helped negotiate. The bill passed, 43-7, ...

Pennsylvania Budget Process In Peril As House GOP Backs Off

12.07.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania senators trickled into the Capitol on Sunday to continue work toward a budget deal, a job made more challenging by the House Republicans’ decision in recent days to walk away from negotiations that have stretched on for ...

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