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PA Governor-Elect Wolf Announces Transistion Team

12.12.14 | Terry Diener

Governor-elect Tom Wolf on Thursday named 34 people he appointed to catch him up on the state of state agencies.The members of Wolf's transition team will act as review heads for state agencies and issue areas, attempting to identify challenges in ...

D-E-P Expands PA Forests

12.11.14 | Terry Diener

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is adding 971 acres to Pennsylvania’s state forest system by adding seven separate tracts to Bald Eagle, Gallitzin, Lackawanna, Rothrock, Tiadaghton and Tuscarora state forests. These ...

PA Governor-Elect Wolf Staffs Cabinet

12.11.14 | Terry Diener

Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has begun filling key positions on his senior staff roster. Wolf on Wednesday announced he had selected John Hanger to be his new secretary of Policy and Planning, a high-profile job that involves helping the governor ...

PA's Attorney General Kane Makes Staff Adjustments

12.10.14 | Terry Diener

As she faces a grand jury probe into alleged leaks, Attorney General Kathleen Kane is once again reshuffling her top staff. On Tuesday, Kane named a former top aide to the Arkansas attorney general as her chief of staff. Kane also said she will be ...

Some PA Drilling Companies to Pay Workers Backwages

12.10.14 | Terry Diener

Following a two-year U.S. Department of Labor investigation, a newly released report says contractors involved in natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania and West Virginia must pay nearly $4.5 million in back wages to ...

PA To Enforce "Steer Clear" Law

12.05.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials and state police are urging motorists to "steer clear'' of police, emergency responders, road crews and tow-truck operators while they carry out their duties. To draw attention to the steer clear ...

PA Makes Adjustments for Boom in Medicaid Applicants

12.05.14 | Terry Diener

After receiving complaints that phone applicants for PA's Federal Medicaid expansion, state officials say they're increasing the number of people at a hotline to help more apply for coverage. A state Department of Human Services spokeswoman said ...

PA's New Gas Pipeline to Help Fuel Northeast

12.04.14 | Terry Diener

Federal energy regulators have approved a $700 million pipeline project designed to ferry cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania into high-priced markets in New England and New York.The project's backers said Wednesday the Federal ...

PA Bear Season A Success So Far

12.04.14 | Terry Diener

Now that most of the bear season is over, the Pennsylvania Game C omission reports that an additional 100 bears were taken on November 26th, the final day of the statewide firearms season. Bear hunting during the extended season has resumed in some ...

New EPA Regs Could Raise PA Power Bills

12.03.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Bob Casey is warning Pennsylvanians that power bills could be going up this year because of new regulations from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Casey said that President Barack Obama’s plan to slow ...

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