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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 ...

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 26th

04.15.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs Saturday, April 26th, as part of National Prescription Drug take-back day. Take-back day is a National Initiative, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Drug ...

More Autonomy for PA's State Schools

04.11.14 | Terry Diener

The board of governors for Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities Thursday gave member schools greater autonomy to create minors and certificate programs and approved additional tuition price flexibility experiments. The board also voted to ...

Bill for Landowner's Rights Approved in PA Senate

04.11.14 | Terry Diener

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 ...

NY Teacher's Union President Ousted

04.07.14 | Terry Diener

 New York's powerful statewide teacher's union has ousted its 3-term president.The union represents 600-thousand teachers. Delegate votes were taken Saturday and counted Sunday morning-- And at the end of it, Karen Magee-- The longtime head of ...

The Rules Are Changing For Teenage Drivers In Pennsylvania

10.25.11 | Sarah Harnisch, Terry Diener

A new law signed today limits the number of passengers teens can have and increases the number of practice hours required to get a license.

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