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You May Soon Be Able To Register To Vote Online In PA

03.20.13 |

A bill to allow Pennsylvanians to register online to vote has the unanimous approval of a key legislative committee. The Senate State Government Committee approved the bill Tuesday and sent it to the full chamber. The Pennsylvania Department of ...

PA House Approves Bill Banning "Triple Dipping"

03.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch, FL News Team

The Pennsylvania House is trying to end so-called "triple dipping" where retirees come back to work and then leave to collect unemployment benefits. State lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to send the Senate a bill that would prohibit jobless ...

PA Pastor Runs For Governor

03.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A minister with no previous political experience is the newest Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Governor in 2014. Max Myers held a news conference Monday at the state Capitol as part of a three-day tour to publicize his candidacy. Myers is a ...

Winter Storm Hones In On NY, PA

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The first day of spring is Wednesday. Before we usher it in though, another snowstorm is on its way. It'll start this afternoon, mostly as sleet and freezing rain. Utica, New York could see 12 inches of snow; 6 to 8 inches of snow is due for ...

Environmentalists In PA Want Changes In Shale Drilling Industry

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania environmental officials want drillers to use waste water from coal mining to extract gas from the marcellus shale region. Every day, 300 million gallons of polluted mine water enters Pennsylvania streams and rivers, turning many into ...

Changes Coming For Public School Students In PA

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

As expected, the Pennsylvania Board of Education has adopted a more rigorous curriculum known nationally as the Common Core Standards. The board also voted to require students to pass the Keystone Exams before they graduate from high school. The ...

Gas Spill In Tunkhannkock PA Prompts Evacuations

03.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Workers have capped a malfunctioning natural gas well in northeastern Pennsylvania that spilled wastewater and prompted evacuations. State Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Colleen Connolly says the well in Wyoming County was ...

Burn Bans Start In NY And PA Proclaims Wildfire Prevention Week

03.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

All outdoor residential bush burning in New York has been prohibited by the D-E-C as wildfire season gets underway. The season begins on March 16th and ends on May 14th. The restriction was put in place back in 2009 to prevent wildfires and to ...

The Nitty Gritty On The Huge PA Turnpike Scandal

03.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new 88-page state report charges a former state senator, three former top Turnpike Commission officials and four others with running a years-long "pay-to-play scheme" that forced companies to make campaign contributions or provide gifts to them ...

There Are Plenty Of Family Docs In P.A.

03.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Not only are there enough family doctors in Pennsylvania, but most are willing to care for the uninsured. The information, among the findings of survey results released this week by the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. They interviewed ...

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