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More than a dozen PA counties have seen election directors leave in the last year

09.21.20 | Terry Diener

Since a new law was passed to accommodate no-excuse mail-in voting across the state, several election directors or deputy directors have left their post.   The heightened concern comes after the Keystone State took weeks to report its...

Joe Biden back in the Keystone State

09.18.20 | Bob Price

The Democratic presidential hopeful was in his hometown of Scranton last night for a "drive-in" town hall event. He blamed President Trump for the high loss of life during the coronarivurs crisis. However, some were critical of the CNN event...

The PA Supreme Court has just handed Democrats two huge wins

09.18.20 | Brandon Dickson

Pleased with the outcomes, Governor Wolf says the rulings "make access to voting better." But top Republicans call the rulings "political" by a Democrat-dominated high court. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has a 5-to-2 Democratic majority. It...

Uncommon cold settles in tonight across NY and PA

09.18.20 | Brandon Dickson

Freeze warnings and frost advisories are in effect through 8 a.m. Saturday morning. It's expected to dip below freezing tonight in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties in western New York. Meteorologist Kevin Williams says those hoping for some...

GOP House members pressure Gov. Wolf to allow schools to make sports calls

09.17.20 | Bob Price

Representative Mike Reese, says it makes sense for local officials, committed to public safety, to make the decisions. Governor Wolf has vowed to veto legislation that passed both houses of the general assembly. The measure returns control to...

PA voters will soon issue verdict on legislature's response to the pandemic

09.14.20 | Terry Diener

The answer will either extend the gains Democrats made two years ago or further tighten the longstanding Republican grip on both chambers     The GOP-majority General Assembly has been in hybrid mode this year...

A ballot delay puts a "hold" on early voting today in PA

09.14.20 | Brandon Dickson

None of the commonwealth's 67 counties are able to send out ballots due to a slew of lawsuits and legal questions surrounding mail-in voting. Tioga County Elections Director Penny Whipple says regardless, they will get ballots out as soon as...

PA's Senate has approved legislation to expand broadband access

09.09.20 | Bob Price

This bill establishes a grant program to extend broadband services in under-served areas. Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman says, given the greater need for distance learning during this pandemic, it's time to bridge the digital divide. The...

Pennsylvania still on track to send money to eligible unemployed workers

09.09.20 | Brandon Dickson

The extra $300 a week will begin September 14th. Jerry Oleksiak, secretary for the PA Department of Labor and Industry says the funds are currently retroactive from August 1 through August 29th. The program runs through December, or until...

Direct care workers in PA are getting "cash" to continue their mission

09.09.20 | Terry Diener

Thousands of people who provide one-on-one care for older Pennsylvanians and people with disabilities will get some extra cash. Using CARES Act funding, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is paying out $31.5 million to these workers...

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