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P-A Budget Pressures Revive Talk Of Shale Gas Tax

05.16.14 | Bill Price

Gov. Tom Corbett's longstanding opposition to an extraction tax on natural gas in Pennsylvania is running up against the reality of weak state revenue collections and election-year spending pressures. The governor's communication's director said ...

Lights, Cameras, Tax Breaks! State House OK's Subsidies For Hollywood

05.16.14 | Bill Price

Pennsylvania lawmakers will soon be racing to fill a budget deficit that could top $1 billion in the next fiscal year, but there’s still a glimmer of hope the financial news won’t be all bad, at least if you’re M. Night Shyamalan ...

P-A Same-Sex Marriage Suit Headed To Federal Court

05.15.14 | Bill Price

The gay marriage fight in Pennsylvania moves to a federal courtroom Thursday, where a couple will ask a judge to recognize their same-sex marriage. Pennsylvania is the only northeast state that bans both same-sex marriage and civil unions. But ...

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Putting The Brakes On Taxing Traffic Signals

05.15.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Caltagirone is calling on the state Legislature to lift what he calls an unfair burden on local municipalities. The Berks County Democrat says the Department of Revenue has been taxing the sale of poles and mast arms used in ...

PA Lawmakers Back Kevin's Law for Hit and Run Cases

05.14.14 | FL News Team

 It’s called Kevin’s Law, and it’s named after five-year-old Kevin Miller, who was killed in a deadly hit and run in Wilkes-Barre.This is the little boy Kevin’s Law is named after: Kevin Miller. The five-year-old was ...

PA Congress Considers Updates to Organ Donation Law

05.14.14 | FL News Team

 An effort to update Pennsylvania's organ donation law is raising concerns from state prosecutors and coroners about potential changes to the process by which body parts are obtained for transplantation.A House legislative panel on Tuesday ...

PA Medicaid Alternative Requires Large Workforce

05.13.14 | Bill Price

The Private Market Initiative, that Governor Corbett says will save money, is going to require 723 new state workers-or about one percent of the current workforce- a figure far higher than most states have needed and has surprised some public ...

PA Governor's Race Continues with Democrat Debate

05.13.14 | FL News Team

Just a week before Pennsylvania's gubernatorial primary, the final democratic debate happened last night at Drexel University. Before discussion got started amongst the candidates, an unidentified woman took the stage, protesting for candidates to ...

Penn State President Rodney Erickson Retires

05.12.14 | Terry Diener

  Rodney Erickson retired Sunday as president of Penn State, but he’s leaving with some nice parting gifts. The university’s board of trustees voted unanimously to rename Penn State’s food science building for Erickson, and ...

Last Gubernatorial Debate Tonight for PA Democrats

05.12.14 | FL News Team

    Democrats in Pennsylvania are seeking the party's nomination to take on Republican Governor Tom Corbett in the fall will meet for their last scheduled debate tonight before the primary next week. The debate will run for a full ...

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