List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Most In PA Support Medical Marijuana

07.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A new poll finds four in five Pennsylvanians favor legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. The Franklin and Marshall College poll shows 59 percent of registered voters strongly support medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, up three points from ...

Still No Deal On PA Budget: Wednesday Morning Update

07.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A frustrated Governor Tom Corbett, upset that lawmakers didn't tackle pension reform, refused to sign an all-Republican budget ahead of the deadline. He pleaded for pension reform from lawmakers. On Tuesday, the state House discussed the Tobash ...

Judges Order 2 Ride Sharing Aps In PA To Stop Operations

07.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Two administrative law judges Tuesday ordered two smartphone app-based ride-sharing services to halt their operations in Pennsylvania until they get properly licensed. The judges granted the Public Utility Commission's emergency orders ...

Conestoga Wood Specialties applauds Supreme Court Ruling

07.01.14 | Bob Price

The conservative Mennonite owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties in Pennsylvania reacted with applause and prayer Monday after the Supreme Court upheld their religious objection to covering emergency contraception. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court said ...

Governor Corbett won't sign PA Budget

07.01.14 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Corbett has commented on the $29.1 billion spending plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year passed by the General Assembly: “We are elected to serve the best interests of the people of Pennsylvania.  Leadership is not always about ...

No plan to offer gas extraction tax in budget package

06.30.14 | Bob Price

Proponents of a state severance tax on natural gas extraction may not be able to offer amendments to enact one because the General Assembly does not plan to bring up a budget companion bill that sets tax rates, legislative leaders said ...

Conestoga Wood Specialties wins in Supreme Court religious freedom appeal

06.30.14 | Bob Price

The conservative Mennonite owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties reacted with applause and prayer Monday after the Supreme Court upheld their religious objection to covering emergency contraception. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court said the federal ...

PA Budget Due At Midnight Tonight

06.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

As the clock for getting an on-time budget gets closer to running out of time, people around the Capitol began to suggest over the weekend that Gov. Tom Corbett has resigned himself to just getting a budget done without it having pension reform or ...

Hobby Lobby, Conastoga Wood Decision Expected Today

06.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

For Norman Hahn, the conservative Mennonite founder of Conestoga Wood Specialties in Pennsylvania, an anxious wait is almost over. Family Life reporter terry Diener says the Supreme Court is expected to rule today on the Hahn family's ...

PA Grocery Store Changes Rules On Gas Discounts

06.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania based grocery market chain is changing its gas discount program. Giant Foods rolled out the new rules on Sunday. You still get a discount of 10 cents a gallon for each $100 you spend on groceries and pharmacy items. But effective ...

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