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PA State Official Challenges Marriage Law

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord is the first state elected official to challenge Pennsylvania’s Marriage Law formally in a legal proceeding. He has petitioned federal court for permission to submit a friend-of-the-court brief in a ...

Fishing Season Is 48 Hours Away In PA

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Some of the lakes may be frozen over, but it doesn't matter for fisherman in Pennsylvania! Anglers in eighteen southeastern Pennsylvania Counties are preparing for Saturday’s opening day of trout, which marks the unofficial start of the 2014 ...

LIHEAP Heating Aid Extended In Pennsylvania

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Corbett announced that Pennsylvanians who are struggling to pay home heating bills will have extra time. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended through April 18th. The federally-funded program was slated ...

Metcalfe Takes the Lead on Making English PA’s Official Language

03.26.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Majority Chairman, Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), has introduced legislation to establish English as the official language of Pennsylvania (House Bill 2132). “Time and time again, ...

Pa. House ethics panel might investigate Democrats involved in sting

03.26.14 | Bob Price

Despite decades of inaction, the House Ethics Committee may secretly investigate at least four state House members accused of taking cash payoffs from a confidential informant posing as a lobbyist to influence passage of legislation. The ...

Among GOP governors, Corbett of Pa. lags behind

03.25.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania is a big state, but from wherever Republican Gov. Tom Corbett stands, the view is bleak. To the east is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a GOP star and presidential contender despite his recent troubles over a bridge scandal. On the ...

Pa fracking activist fights to change trespassing law

03.25.14 | Bob Price

A high-profile anti-fracking activist who gives tours of natural gas drilling sites in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region has asked a judge for relief from an order barring her from 300 square miles of land owned by one of the ...

Gov Corbett Introduces New Protections for Assualt Victims

03.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is expected to sign a bill this week that would give victims of sexual violence the ability to ask a judge for a protective order that could bar perpetrators from calling, visiting, or contacting ...

PA Homewners Hit by Rising Flood Insurance

03.24.14 | Bob Price

 Thirty thousand homeowners and businesses in the Keystone state will see their flood insurance rates rise as the Federal Government tries to shore up the national flood insurance program. There are 57 Pennsylvania cities or towns where at ...

400% JUMPS: PA House hearing eyes variable electric rates

03.21.14 | Bob Price

Skyrocketing electric bills have been shocking consumers all across the region this winter, and now lawmakers are getting involved. "Everybody knows that there is a problem," said Pa. Rep. Bob Godshall, R-Montgomery Co. On Thursday,  the ...

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