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PA groups submit plans for fans in the stands

07.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

Several professional, semi-pro, amateur, and college sports teams in the Keystone State have submitted proposals to the state health department. The Wolf Administration is refusing to say whether it will approve the plans. The governor...

Sen. Pat Toomey is no fan of extending the $600 unemp. insurance benefit

07.08.20 | Brandon Dickson

Sen. Toomey notes there's no need to stretch the benefit beyond July.   U.S. Senator Bob Casey, also of Pennsylvania, co-sponsors the bill that would extend the $600 dollar unemployment insurance assistance and would only phase out once...

PA's treasurer has lowered the minimum contributions for a college savings plan

07.08.20 | Terry Diener

The 529 guaranteed savings program, which allows families to bank college credits for the future at today’s prices, previously carried a $15 minimum contribution. The separate 529 investment program required a $25 minimum contribution...

Gov. Wolf says mask mandate could be in place until vaccine is developed

07.07.20 | Bob Price

The governor says he's concerned about new breakouts of coronavirus cases in the aftermath of the 4th of July holiday. Pennsylvania Congressman Glenn Thompson says unfortunately, mask-wearing has become political.  He says there is a...

Today PA is distributing more than $400 million to long-term care centers

07.01.20 | Brandon Dickson

The effort is aimed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and care for those who have it. DHS Secretary Teresa Miller says thanks to the sacrifices of many, "we are enjoying some return to normalcy, but this fight is far from over." The money is...

The Trump Campaign sues county election boards in Pennsylvania

06.29.20 | Sarah Harnisch

The suit stems from mail-in drop-off sites for ballots in the June 2 primary. President Trump's re-election campaign, the National Republican Party and 4 western Pennsylvania members of Congress sued to force changes to how the state collects...

Black flies are especially bothersome this year in Pennsylvania

06.29.20 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced on its Facebook page this past week that it is aware of an increase in the black fly – commonly known as gnats – population in the northeast portion of the state...

PA marks 1st anniv. of declaring 6/19 as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day"

06.19.20 | Brandon Dickson

The holiday commemorates the end of slavery. U.S. Senator John Cornyn says the day marks a time to "reflect on our history, the mistakes we have made."  He insists, "while we have come a long way, we know there is more we need to...

PA's gov. signs measure requiring State Dept. to publish June 2nd Primary report

06.19.20 | Terry Diener

The report will help identify any necessary changes to the Pennsylvania Election Code before the general election in November. The report will include a series of data points for each county relating to the reforms of Act 77 of 2019 and Act 12...

Poll: Joe Biden has a 3-point lead over President Trump in Pennsylvania

06.18.20 | Terry Diener

According to the CNBC/Change Research survey released Wednesday, Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania, 49% to 46%.   Political analysts say with 20 electoral votes, Pennsylvania is expected to be one of the key battleground states...

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