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PA Town Mourns Three Children Killed in Housefire

04.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 A funeral service is set for Tuesday for 3 mennonite children killed in a housefire in Danville, Pennsylvania Friday.   13 Year old Daniel, 7 year old Gavin, and 2 year old Arthur could not escape. Two children did get out alive. ...

PA Senator Pushes for Public Funding Bill

04.07.14 | Terry Diener

A Pennsylvania senator is calling for a program that would provide public money to state political candidates to fund their election campaigns.State Sen. Daylin Leach  said the bill would create a fund which would allow any candidate running ...

PA Gubernatorial Race Heats Up

04.07.14 | Terry Diener

Polls show the Democratic nomination race for Pennsylvania has been lead by Tom Wolf for more than a month, but that's likely to change in the six weeks left until the May 20th primary. With about half the Democratic voters undecided, Wolf is ...

PPL in PA May Start Billing Customers "Storm Fees"

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Customers of PPL Electric Utilities Corp. may be charged special fees beginning next year for the utility's storm-related expenses. The state Public Utility Commission on Thursday granted the Allentown-based utility a storm damage expense rider, ...

Pennsylvania Doesn't Report All Gas Drilling Complaints

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Thursday that the testimony shows that the state Department of Environmental Protection doesn’t always issue a violation notice or formal notice of contamination where shale gas energy companies reach ...

Pennsylvania's Governor Says He's Worn With Obamacare

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said Wednesday he's getting to his breaking point with the Obama administration. At issue is a conference call between the Corbett administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Corbett aides ...

PA AG Calls For A Ban On Cash Gifts To Lawmakers

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's top prosecutor says she strongly supports an action by state House leaders to ban most types of cash gifts to lawmakers and legislative staff. Attorney General Kathleen Kane says in a statement that stronger ethics laws for the ...

Gas Royalty Disputes in PA

04.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 Disputes over royalty payments for oil and natural gas drilling have involved several farmers in rural parts of Pennsylvania has brought the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau into the argument.  The Farm Bureau wants lawmakers to take action. ...

Minimum Wage Increase Proposed in PA

04.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Two Pennsylvania  State Senators have introduced a bill which would raise PA's minimum wage to $12 an hour.The proposal would also make it illegal for businesses to pay workers who receive tips less than minimum wage. Currently, tip earners ...

Medical Marijuana Focus at Keystone Cannibus Rally

04.01.14 | Bill Price

Speakers at the Keystone Cannibus reform rally urged lawmakers to allow the use of the drug for medical purposes, to allow for the production of industrial hemp and they want recreational marijuana decriminalized. The bill's sponsor Daylin Leach ...

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