List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Judge to Ramp Up Case Against Penn State Administrators

06.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jerry Sandusky has been convicted and sentenced and lost an appeal, but the prosecution of three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sex-abuse complaints about the former assistant football coach has been in legal limbo. ...

Goodbye, Mandatory High School Graduation Testing In PA. Maybe.

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill that would eliminate a key component of the state's Common Core curriculum - passing proficiency tests to graduate from high school is again up for consideration in the Pennsyvlania Legislature. It’s Senator Andrew ...

Electric Rates To Spike In PA June 1st

05.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Some electricity users in Pennsylvania will see their rates go up in just a few days. It is set to happen June 1st. How much rates go up depends on the provider. Rates go up every quarter. This time around they are going up more than usual to help ...

PA Illegal Immigrants Rally for Driving Licenses

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

          Illegal immigrants rallied for the right to have a driver's license on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg Yesterday. House Democrat Patty King is co-sponsoring house bill 1648. It ...

Corbett's Budget Leaves State Projects Unfunded

05.29.14 | Terry Diener

Cash-strapped schools desperate to replace leaky roofs and crumbling infrastructure will likely go without state construction money for a third year. Governor Tom Corbett's Budget proposal continues a moratorium on funding new projects. In 2012, ...

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 ...

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