FLN News Articles

Meeting about Medicaid Program

06.17.13 | Abby Lutcher

Pennsylvania's top welfare official will meet with Medicaid's federal overseers (today) Monday in hopes of getting Republican Gov. Tom Corbett the flexibility he's seeking to determine whether to expand the state's program.

Efforts to Reform Alcohol Sales

06.17.13 | Abby Lutcher

This week the most serious effort to reform alcohol sales in Pennsylvania since the 1930s will officially launch.

Prayer Before Meetings

06.14.13 | Abby Lutcher

An objection was made Thursday night at the Wilkes-Barre City Council meeting over the council’s use of prayer before meetings.

Impact Fee Revenue

06.14.13 | Abby Lutcher

Bradford County is getting millions of dollars thanks to impact fee revenue from drilling Marcellus Shale.

Flood Watches

06.13.13 | Abby Lutcher

A flood watch is in effect for a large swath of the family life listening area....from this morning through tomorrow morning.

Double-Lung Transplant Success

06.13.13 | Abby Lutcher

A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation spurred public debate over how organs are allocated has had a successful double-lung transplant.

Changes to Child Abuse Laws

06.12.13 | Abby Lutcher

Several changes to Pennsylvania laws that deal with child abuse are moving in the state Legislature following favorable committee votes.

1,700 Jobs Up for Grabs

06.12.13 | Abby Lutcher

With an unemployment rate just under 9%, Lackawanna County is among the worst in the state when it comes to people out of work.

Public School Religious Freedom Month

06.11.13 | Abby Lutcher

The Pennsylvania state House of Representatives is recognizing the 50th anniversary of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawing required Bible reading in public schools.

$28.3 Billion Budget Plan Protected

06.11.13 | Abby Lutcher

Republicans who control Pennsylvania's House of Representatives lined up behind the GOP's $28.3 billion state budget plan, blocking Democratic efforts to add spending for education and health care.

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