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Deadline Nears for PA Elk LIcense Lottery

07.24.14 | FL News Team

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says July 31st is the deadline for hunters to enter the lottery to receive one of 108 elk licenses to be issued this year. The deadline is about a month earlier than normal because game officials are holding the ...

PA Republicans Challenge Corbett's Budget Vetoes

07.24.14 | Terry Diener

Republicans who control the Senate have hired outside counsel to decide whether -- or even how -- to challenge Corbett's veto of roughly $7.2 million in legislative earmarks in a budget-related bill called the fiscal code. The code is often ...

PA's Auditor General Says State-Wide Drilling Needs Better Monitoring

07.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Auditor General Eugene Depasquale says the D.E.P. tried hard, but when Pennsylvania's gas industry boomed, there wern't enough inspectors to keep an eye on all the new wells. Hi audit took place from 2009-2012 and found no standard policy for when ...

Formers PSU Coaches Sue Penn State Over Dismissal

07.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jay Paterno and another former assistant football coach at Penn State are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O'Brien was hired as head coach two years ago. Paterno and William Kenney have filed a lawsuit in ...

HSLDA Urges People In NY, PA To Protest United Nations Disability Treaty

07.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a vote taking place in a u.s. Senate committee today that would affect parent's rights. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, poised to vote on the United Nations Disabilities treaty. The Homeschool Legal Defense Organization says it will ...

PA Police Failing to Fingerprint

07.22.14 | Terry Diener

An independent news group called Public Source is reporting that Pennsylvania police are failing to fingerprint thousands of suspects every year, jeopardizing background check systems at the state and federal levels.Lawmakers are uncertain what ...

Corbett Adminstration Concerned About Migrant Health Risks

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

Speaking in a radio interview, Corbett said the Obama administration hasn't called to discuss its plans to find places for the children to stay. The governor said he’s worried that state dollars would be necessary to care for children coming ...

Corbett Administration Agrees to State Park Drilling Settlement

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

The Corbett administration has agreed not to lease any more state land for drilling until the court makes a ruling in the case, and in return the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation has agreed to drop its request for the court to prevent ...

Pennsylvania Court Limits 2012 Gas Drilling Law

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Commonwealth court on Thursday threw out the Public Utility Commission's Power to withhold drilling fee revenue from towns-meaning zoning doesn't matter- if a drilling site is within a town, they can get a check from the state. The decision also ...

America's Favorite Chocolate Maker Raising Prices

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A not so good news for chocolate lovers around the world: America's leading candy and chocolates producer Hershey Co announced an overall 8 percent price increase for its chocolates. That means buying your favorite Kit Kat or Reese will now cost ...

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