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Wolf Endorses McGinty for PA Democratic Chair

06.12.14 | Terry Diener

Gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf has endorsed a former opponent - Katie McGinty - for chairwoman of the state Democratic Party.  He also endorsed state Representative Jake Wheatley of Allegheny County as vice chairman. Wolf disclosed his choices ...

PA's Political Corruption Costing Taxpayers

06.12.14 | Terry Diener

A scholarly study based on data from the Justice Department says Pennsylvanians pay inflated taxes because the state's public corruption rate is among the highest in the nation.  The report in Public Administration Review shows public ...

PA Lawmakers Push for Medical Marijuana

06.11.14 | FL News Team

A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania could be ready for a state Senate committee vote this month, supporters say.The bill would set up state oversight of doctors to prescribe marijuana for a range of illnesses, said Sen. Mike ...

PA House Scraps Pension Reform Plans

06.11.14 | Bob Price

  Members of the Republican majority met privately on the topic for hours yesterday afternoon but a spokesman says a complicated proposal to create a hybrid pension system for future school and state workers generated many questions but not a ...

Pennsylvania Has Second Highest-Paid Lawmakers in Country

06.10.14 | FL News Team

According to the National Conference of State Legislators, Pennsylvania's lawmakers continue to have the second-highest average salary in the nation.California is first, with an average legislator salary of $90,526, and Pennsylvania's average ...

PA Marriage Ruling to Stay

06.10.14 | Bill Price

The federal judge who struck down Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage says he saw no proof that homosexual marriage destroyed the strength of families. Judge John Jones III was responding to a statement by Bishop David Zubik of the Roman ...

PA Attnorney General Releases Sandusky Review

06.09.14 | Terry Diener

 Pennsylvania attorney General Kathleen Kane's long-awaited review of the prosecution of child abuser Jerry Sandusky is out and it's revealing a scathing report of Governor Tom Corbett, the attorney general during the Sandusky scandal.  ...

Schuykill County Clerk to Appeal PA Marriage Ruling

06.09.14 | Terry Diener

 Governor Tom Corbett will not appeal a federal judge order legalizing same sex marriage in Pennsylvania. But there's someone else who will. Her name is Theresa Santai-Gaffney, and she's Schuykill County's register of wills and clerk of the ...

Judge Sets January Trial In Lawuit Over Penn State's NCAA Fine

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania judge is scheduling a January trial for a lawsuit by a state senator and the state treasurer over the NCAA's $60 million fine imposed on Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Commonwealth Court ...

School District Survey In PA: Property Taxes To Keep Rising

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania school officials estimate the cost of educating students will rise again this year, and they pledge more local property tax increases despite significant reductions in faculty, staff and resources. That forecast was the result of the ...

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