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PA Voter Registration in Decline

04.29.14 | Terry Diener

In the midst of a closely watched gubernatorial race that could impact everything from jobs to education, fewer Pennsylvania residents are registering to vote than in comparable years. According to data provided by Pennsylvania's State Department, ...

Bridges Across PA Need Urgent Repair

04.25.14 | Terry Diener

An analysis of recent federal data has found more than 63,000 bridges across the United States are in urgent need of repair, with Pennsylvania having the most. The report, released on Thursday by the American Road and Transportation Builders ...

PA Attorney General Kane Cite Conflicts as Sting Investigation is Halted

04.25.14 | Terry Diener

Two weeks after state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane challenged Philadelphia's district attorney to take over the sting investigation she shut down, her office said Wednesday that she would not turn over the case file until certain legal issues ...

Penn State Responds to Affirmative Action Ruling

04.23.14 | Terry Diener

 An affirmative action-related Supreme Court ruling that came down Tuesday morning will likely have little effect on Pennsylvania’s largest institution of higher education, as Penn State contends it doesn’t use race-related factors ...

Clearfield County Residents Challenge EPA Over Gas Well

04.22.14 | Terry Diener

Widespread concerns about earthquakes and drinking water contamination have caused more than 50 Clearfield County residents to mount a novel challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's permitting of a deep injection well for shale gas ...

PENNDOT Holds Survey to Improve Transportation Plans

04.18.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania’s department of transportation wants public feedback on transportation priorities and investments through a public survey. The survey is part of Penndot’s effort to update the state’s long range transportation plan ...

Dog Wardens Cracking Down in PA

04.17.14 | Terry Diener

That knock at the door could be a warden checking to make sure your dog is properly licensed in Pennsylvania. Dog wardens will canvass homes across the Keystone state over the next couple of months, to ensure dog owners have a valid license for ...

New Tax Proposed on High-Producing Gas Wells

04.16.14 | Terry Diener

 Another Republican state lawmaker in the Republican-controlled Legislature is lining up behind a proposal to impose a new tax on Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry.Monroe County Rep. Mario Scavello asked fellow lawmakers Tuesday to ...

PA Governor Tom Corbett Signs Bills to Improve Abuse Reporting

04.16.14 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Corbett signed four more bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals into law on Tuesday.  The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, which trains people to recognize and report ...

Pennsylvania Businesses Pushing for Liquor Privatization

04.15.14 | Terry Diener

Business groups including drugstores, grocery stores and some beer distributors are asking lawmakers to approve sale of Pennsylvania's state stores and enact a full-scale liquor privatization plan by June 30. Business people behind the push say a ...

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