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Power Still Out To Thousands In NY and PA From Tuesday's Storms

07.11.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Utility crews worked Thursday to restore power in some Eastern states hit hard by severe storms nearly two days earlier, and one rural New York town picked through the debris from homes battered by a deadly tornado. A total of five people died in ...

PA School Bus Drivers Cut Ties With Union

07.11.14 | Sarah Harnisch

School bus drivers in Pennsylvania may have dealt a deep financial blow to a local union after voting overwhelmingly to cut ties. Nearly 90 percent of drivers from the Gateway School District voted to withdraw from Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) ...

Tom Corbett Signs Pennsylvania Budget

07.11.14 | Sammy Carrillo

Governor Corbett today signed Pennsylvania’s new budget into law, but he also used his line-item veto pen. The budget does not increase taxes but relies on one-time fixes to cover a significant state deficit. Citing his concerns, Corbett ...

NWS Confirms 6 Tornadoes, 2 Microbursts In NY, PA

07.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A half dozen tornadoes dropped from the sky on New York and Pennsylvania Tuesday. The data-- just in minutes ago-- from the National Weather Service. The teams returned back to their weather station at 1:40 this morning. There was an EF2 tornado in ...

Gay Marriage Lives On In Pennsylvania

07.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

There will be no help from the nation's highest court. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday denied a request from Schuylkill County clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney who was seeking a stay against a federal court decision that allowed ...

PA Budget Update: A Deal Is Coming Today

07.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is planning an announcement on the state budget today in a morning news conference. The fiscal year began more then a week ago, but still no deal. It's been held up by pension reform. Corbett will have Budget ...

PA Governor Tom Corbett Takes To The TV

07.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett is airing his first TV campaign ads since the primary election settled the race to be his Democratic Party competitor in the November 4th general election. The ads began airing statewide Tuesday. Corbett, a Republican, has ...

PA Lawmakers Meet Againt Over The Budget, But No Deal Yet

07.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania state senators returned to the Capitol Tuesday to deal with the remaining pieces of budget-related legislation for the newly begun fiscal year. A key budget-related bill covers a slew of topics, including guiding billions of dollars ...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Recieves Lawsuit Protecting Traditional Marriage

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania county clerk has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend a federal ruling that allows gay couples to marry in the state. Schuylkill County Orphans' Court Clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney filed the request late last week. It was made ...

PA Lawmakers Look At Budget Again

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A key budget-related bill in the Pennsylvania Legislature covers a slew of topics, despite a constitutional guideline that bills be limited to a single subject. The Senate is expected to take up the bill Tuesday. It guides billions of dollars for ...

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