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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 ...

Wolf Leading Corbett in PA's Gubernatorial Polls

05.26.14 | Terry Diener

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Pennsylvania Governor Corbett's approval rating at just 36 percent. Anything under 40 percent is considered a huge danger sign for an incumbent. That same poll showed Corbett's Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, ...

Bill Urges for Lifeguards at PA's Public Beaches

05.23.14 | FL News Team

A Pennsylvania lawmaker says he's drafting legislation that would once again require certified lifeguards at all state parks with public beaches. Sen. Rob Teplitz  says unguarded beaches pose a safety risk. In 2008, the state Department of ...

Governor Corbett's Campaign Criticizes Opponent Tom Wolf

05.23.14 | FL News Team

Gov. Tom Corbett's campaign is criticizing Democratic challenger Tom Wolf over plans by an environmentalist billionaire to spend money to defeat the Corbett in this year's election. Corbett's campaign manager said Thursday it's a case of one ...

Pennsylvania Sees Increase in Elderly Drivers

05.22.14 | FL News Team

Pennsylvania's has a growing number of drivers over the age of 80. Since 2003, the number have increased 31 percent to 424,809 drivers. PennDOT statistics also show the number of crashes involving drivers age 65 and older in 2013 was up 12 percent ...

PA Commission to Improve Power Companies Disclosure

05.22.14 | FL News Team

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission meets Thursday in Pennsylvania and will take up two proposed changes to how power companies deliver electricity. Both changes are supported by the state Public Utility Commission to make sure electricity ...

Tom Wolf Wins PA Gubernatorial Primary

05.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  Thousands filled a stadium last night as Tom Wolf and Mike Stack won the nomination for governor and lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania. This November, Tom Wolf will be up against Tom Corbett in a race that experts say, won't be an easy ...

PA's Gay Marriage Ban Overturned

05.21.14 | FL News Team

 At 8 o'clock this morning, county clerk offices across Pennsylvania will start legally issuing same sex marriage licenses for the first time. This, after a federal judge struck the state's ban on gay marriage down Tuesday afternoon. ...

PA Lawmaker Pushes for Open Primaries

05.20.14 | FL News Team

As voters cast ballots on primary day in Pennsylvania, one state lawmaker thinks its time to let independents take part in the nominating contests. Today's primary features many hot races across the Commonwealth, but over 1 million voters will have ...

Federal Court to Announce PA Gay Marriage Ruling

05.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Federal court rules today on gay marriage in Pennsylvania. The ACLU brought a lawsuit on behalf of 21 gay and lesbian couples. They plan to hold rallies across the state before and after the decision is announced, with a mass rally on the steps ...

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