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Tom Corbett Advisor Ron Tomalis Quits

08.13.14 |

An embattled education aide to Republican Governor Tom Corbett resigned on Tuesday. Former Education Secretary Ron Tomalis, who remained on the payroll for 15 months at the same $139,000-a-year salary, will leave his post on August 26th.  ...

Senator Bob Casey Heads Up Caregiver Bill

08.12.14 | Terry Diener

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania plans to introduce a bill that would lead to the creation of federal guidelines for training volunteers who help social services agencies. Casey outlined the bill after a hearing in Lackawanna County on the ...

68th Little Legue World Series Kicks off Thursday

08.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

As players arrived over the last several days, their temperatures were taken before they got off the bus. Little League implemented the precautionary measure after a measles outbreak several years ago. Official activities get under way Wednesday ...

PA Not so Business Friendly

08.11.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A survey of more than 12,000 small business owners by a California nonprofit gave Pennsylvania some of the worst grades in the country in business friendliness. the Keystone state earned a D in overall friendliness to small businesses, placing it ...

Corbett, NCAA Request More Time In Sex-Abuse Settlement

08.08.14 | Terry Diener

Lawyers for the NCAA, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and others involved in a lawsuit about the Penn State penalties over child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky are asking a judge to give them a month to work on a possible ...

Corbett Encourages Holocaust Education

08.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

House Bill 1424 allows public schools in Pennsylvania to offer instruction in the Holocaust, as well as other forms of genocide and human rights violations. If a school chooses to provide instruction in this subject area, the instruction must be ...

Corbett bails out Philly Schools

08.07.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is advancing the states' largest public school system... $265 million to avoid a delay in the start of the school year. Cash-strapped Philadelphia says the money won't guarantee classes will start on time. ...

Marcellus Shale gas production soars

08.06.14 |

Federal energy experts say Marcellus Shale natural gas production has hit an all-time high. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says that production from Pennsylvania and West Virginia totaled about 15 billion cubic feet per day in July. ...

Pennsylvania Governor's race is tightening

08.06.14 | Bob Price

The race for governor of Pennsylvania appears to be tightening. The latest Magellan Strategies poll shows incumbent Tom Corbett within seven points of his democratic challenger Tom Wolf. Last week a New York Times/CBS news poll found Corbett ...

PA Courts Consider Microfilm Records

08.05.14 | Terry Diener

A new law could help counties in Pennsylvania modernize the way they store and preserve court records, by giving them the option to store those records electronically, not just through paper copies or microfilm.The proposal to update methods by ...

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