List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Gov. Wolf vetoes the plan to ban abortions after 20 weeks in Pennsylvania

12.19.17 | Brandon Dickson

Tom Wolf says Senate Bill 3 is "an attempt to pass the most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country." The measure would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, except in the rarest of circumstances. Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel of...

PA Sen. Daylin Leach has ended his bid for one of Pennsylvania's congressional seats

12.19.17 | Brandon Dickson

The Montgomery County Democrat facing accusations of inappropriate behavior with several former female staffers-- posted the announcement on his Facebook page Monday afternoon, saying: "While I've always been a gregarious person, it's...

Fed judge in PA chips away at an exemption to Obamacare's birth control mandate

12.18.17 | Brandon Dickson

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has granted a preliminary injunction blocking President Trump's broadening of the religious exemption to Obamacare's birth control mandate. The exemption allowed groups, like the Little Sisters of the Poor, to...

Gov. Wolf calls for a state senator to resign following allegations

12.18.17 | Brandon Dickson

56-Year-old Sen. Daylin Leach has been accused of inappropriate jokes and touching. Leach denies the allegations, but the Democratic governor says Leach's "conduct can not be excused."  

PA's Gov. Wolf will veto newly-approved pro-life legislation next week

12.15.17 | Bob Price

Tom Wolf will veto the measure, Monday, in a ceremony at City Hall in Philadelphia. The state Senate fell just two votes shy of achieving a "veto proof" majority when it passed a fetal pain awareness bill earlier this week. The legislation...

Deer hunters have helped a PA nonprofit that distributes to food banks set a new record

12.15.17 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says nearly 3,000 deer harvested by hunters in 2016-17 were donated to a nonprofit that distributes the venison to food banks. The donation sets a record for the nonprofit, Hunters Sharing the Harvest, now in its...

Gov. Wolf applauds passage of a measure to address the opioid epidemic

12.14.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Bill 446 will give the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs regulatory authority to license or certify recovery homes that receive public funds or referrals from state, county, or federal agencies. Before that legislation...

PA's top court has agreed to hear an appeal by an electric supplier

12.14.17 | Terry Diener

In taking the case, the state's Supreme Court will answer the question of whether the $1.8 million fine imposed on HIKO Energy by the state Public Utility Commission is "grossly disproportionate" to penalties other energy firms have received for...

Brutally cold temps dominate your morning drive

12.13.17 | Brandon Dickson

Winds are helping blow the snow around and keep temps bone-chilling. A winter weather advisory is in effect until this evening as snow tapers off and gives way to just cold across our listening region. Temperatures won't climb out of the 20s...

A plan to let students use state money to pay for private school is getting closer to the Senate floor

12.13.17 | Terry Diener

Senate Bill 2 would create education savings accounts, similar to private school vouchers, that would let students in the lowest-performing public schools use the money the state would have spent on their education for alternative school options...

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