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PA's Electric Voting System Under Fire

09.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania voters have cast ballots electronically for years, but a voter-rights group plans to argue before the state's highest court that the most widely used voting system violates state law. At issue in Wednesday's Supreme Court hearing in ...

New Sandusky Accuser

09.05.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A new accuser has sued Jerry Sandusky, Penn State and a charity the former assistant coach founded, claiming he was sexually abused about six years ago. The Centre Daily Times says the case was filed in Philadelphia last month by a Williamsport ...

PA Paying A Higher Price For Road Salt This Year

09.05.14 |

Road crews are getting ready for the stormy winter that the almanacs are forecasting for Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic states. Municipalities and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have locked in road salt supplies at a price ...

There's A Second Marcellus Shale In PA

09.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Energy companies might have another “sweet spot” for gas drilling in Pennsylvania. Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday said two wells it drilled in the Utica shale below Tioga County are producing at levels comparable to the most ...

Corbett's Campaign Fundraising Kicks Into High Gear

09.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Tom Corbett's biggest campaign donor is upping its ante in Pennsylvania's race for governor that will exceed $50 million. The Republican Governors' Association said Wednesday that it gave Corbett's campaign $3.5 million in recent weeks. It ...

PA Releasing Gettysburg License Plates

09.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Stone and metal markers honoring the sacrifices of Pennsylvania soldiers at Gettysburg will get a monetary boost this year from some Pennsylvania drivers. Revenue from special Pennsylvania Monuments license plates — with the words ...

PA To Look At Marcellus Cash Flow To See If It Helps Families

09.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

For the first time researchers are looking at whether money from the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom helps Pennsylvania children and families. Research by a Penn State sociology professor will compare northeastern Pennsylvania communities ...

Study: PA’s debt would cost taxpayers $14,500 each to pay off today

09.02.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania is famous for its potholes, but it has an even bigger sinkhole problem that could cost taxpayers way more than minor car repairs caused by pock-marked roads. Truth in Accounting, an economic think tank based in Chicago, released ...

Marcellus Shale drillers under-reported waste by nearly 95,000 tons, DEP says

09.02.14 | Bob Price

EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013. But landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different story. Six ...

PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane's Office Faces Several Subpoenas

09.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A special prosecutor is investigating whether the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane leaked confidential grand jury material to a newspaper in a bid to strike back at former prosecutors in the office who had been ...

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