List by Category: Pennsylvania News

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 ...

PA Police Failing to Fingerprint

07.22.14 | Terry Diener

An independent news group called Public Source is reporting that Pennsylvania police are failing to fingerprint thousands of suspects every year, jeopardizing background check systems at the state and federal levels.Lawmakers are uncertain what ...

Corbett Adminstration Concerned About Migrant Health Risks

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

Speaking in a radio interview, Corbett said the Obama administration hasn't called to discuss its plans to find places for the children to stay. The governor said he’s worried that state dollars would be necessary to care for children coming ...

Corbett Administration Agrees to State Park Drilling Settlement

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

The Corbett administration has agreed not to lease any more state land for drilling until the court makes a ruling in the case, and in return the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation has agreed to drop its request for the court to prevent ...

Pennsylvania Court Limits 2012 Gas Drilling Law

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Commonwealth court on Thursday threw out the Public Utility Commission's Power to withhold drilling fee revenue from towns-meaning zoning doesn't matter- if a drilling site is within a town, they can get a check from the state. The decision also ...

Obama Care Could Cost Pennsylvania Hospitals

07.17.14 | Bob Price

Twenty five percent of the hospitals in Pennsylvania are being penalized for not meeting the requirements set forth by the Affordable Care Act, costing them a total of almost $20 million. That'll mean higher bills for patients starting in October. ...

PA Health Officials Probe Effects of Gas Drilling

07.17.14 | FL News Team

  The head of Pennsylvania's Department of Health says its experts are responding to health complaints related to natural gas drilling, but there is no quick and easy way to answer questions about the issue. Health Secretary Michael Wolf tells ...

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