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Report: Pa. House Speaker Sam Smith will retire

02.11.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania House Speaker Sam Smith will retire rather than face a second conservative primary challenge to his office, two well-connected Republican lobbyists said late Monday. Smith, R-Jefferson County, will forgo a contentious Republican ...

Home-schooler's mom sues over PIAA ban keeping her son off Christian school's sports teams

02.10.14 | Bob Price

Saying the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is misinterpreting its own rules, an East Shore mother is waging a court fight to get her home-schooled son on a local Christian school's soccer and basketball teams. So far, according ...

Rally For Royalties Planned In Towanda

02.10.14 | Bob Price

Bradford County Commissioners are inviting landowners in the county to a rally on the steps of the courthouse in Towanda. The rally is to show support for State House Bill #1684 to protect the gas royalty interests of landowners. The ...

Great Lakes Ice Cover At Highest Level Since 1996

02.10.14 | Bob Price

One effect of the persistently cold winter of 2013-2014 is showing up on the world's largest group of freshwater lakes.According to a recent analysis by the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, ice covered 78.7 percent of the Great Lakes ...

PA's New Road Conditions Website Is A Stunning Success

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's new traffic website was enormously successful during this week's twin winter storms. Originally, the 511 website could only monitor about 29-hundred miles of road, but its new expansion was put to the test Wednesday. Some 37-thousand ...

Former P.A. Senator Jane Orie Is Leaving Prison

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Republican state Senator Jane Orie will be released from state prison on Sunday, barely 20 months after she was sentenced for using her taxpayer-funded legislative staff to do campaign work and forging defense exhibits to try to cover it up. ...

PA's Attorney General says Sandusky scandal delayed by lost emails

02.06.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General says erased emails has hampered her investigation into tom Corbett's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Democrat Kathleen Kane says a time-consuming effort to reconstruct erased e-mail messages has ...

Power Problems in Pennsylvania

02.06.14 | Bob Price

Wednesday’s snow-and-ice storm left more than a million people in the dark - the vast majority of them in Pennsylvania.  The vast majority of Pennsylvania's power problems were in the Philadelphia area.  Close to 8-hundred-thousand ...

Toomey: CBO Findings On Obamacare "Devastating"

02.05.14 | Bob Price

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement about today's nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that says the President's health care law will reduce the number of full-time workers by about 2.5 ...

Corbett hopes to raise $75M through natural gas leases in state forests, parks

02.05.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett wants to end a three-year ban on new leases for natural gas drilling beneath state forests to be able to raise $75 million, a proposal in his budget on Tuesday that angers some critics who say it endangers sensitive ...

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