List by Category�: Pennsylvania News

Justice Alito gives Democratic voters a few days to weigh in on challenge to redistricting

03.01.18 | Brandon Dickson

Alito called Wednesday for a response to the request for a stay made by the state legislature's highest-ranking Republicans. The voters and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf both plan to respond by the Monday deadline. Republican leaders argue the...

U.S. News & World Report releases its 2018 best states study

03.01.18 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania ranks worst in the subcategories of higher education and corrections. U.S. News evaluated all 50 states across a range of criteria, from education and health care to infrastructure and the economy, to capture how states best serve...

PA Supreme Court declines implementation delay of congressional map

02.28.18 | Brandon Dickson

Four Democratic justices have voted down a request by the highest-ranking Republican leaders in the state house and senate. The brief order indicates both Republicans on the court and Democratic Justice Max Baer dissented from the decision...

Legal group is suing PA for voting records

02.28.18 | Terry Diener

Filed this week in federal court in Harrisburg, the suit by the Public Interest Legal Foundation seeks to pry information pertaining to the maintenance of voter rolls over the 20 yea from state election officials over the last two decades.. PILF...

PA Senator seeks the death penalty for any school shooter that kills

02.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

Legal analysts say the idea put forth by gubernatorial candidate and Pennsylvania state Senator Scott Wagner is unconstitutional. The Republican says that his message is "if someone kills one of our children, we will kill them." Wagner is...

PA's treasurer announces new program to save for college

02.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

State Treasurer Joe Torsella has unveiled the Keystone Scholars Program to help families get a head start on their child's education. It will provide a $100 grant at birth to go toward the child's higher education. The money will grow as your...

One candidate for Gov. in PA is attacking the Higher Ed.'s request for more funds

02.26.18 | Brandon Dickson

State Senator Scott Wagner says schools may not be around four years from now because union bosses are driving then into bankruptcy. This, after the state system of higher education asked for a funding increase of $73 million. Ken Marshall with...

PA police charge grade school student for threats

02.26.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

State police near Harrisburg have charged an 11-year-old student with one count of terroristic threats to Greenwood Elementary School in Millerstown. Troopers also went to the district’s high school last week for a report of threats using...

PA congressmen challenge the state's new map

02.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Eight GOP representatives in Pennsylvania filing suit against the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week, saying the high court overstepped its authority in re-drawing the congressional map. The group of lawmakers is calling for the 2011 map to...

PA state police are joining the movement to equip officers with narcan

02.23.18 | Bob Price

Narcan is a life-saving drug that can revive a person from an opioid overdose. Officers will start carrying the nasal spray antidote today. Governor wolf says Pennsylvania will provide 60,000 narcan kits to first responders in all 67 counties.

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