Pennsylvania

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Wolf Veto Message Outlines Reasons He Rejected GOP’s Budget

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto message to state lawmakers says the budget they’ve just sent him doesn’t spend enough on education and will make the state’s deficit worse.

12 hours ago

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Governor Wolf Vetoes Entire Republican Budget Bill, Liquor Legislation Up In The Air

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday he will veto the Republican-crafted spending plan that the GOP’s huge majorities in the state Legislature sent to him just hours before the state government’s fiscal year ended.

06/30/2015

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Pennsylvania Racetrack To Start Races Earlier To Avoid Deer

A thoroughbred track that canceled races because wild deer were jumping onto the track will start races earlier and remove nearby bushes and trees in an attempt to keep the animals at bay, officials said Tuesday.

06/30/2015

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House To Consider Changes To Pa. Public Sector Pension Plans

Proposals to move Pennsylvania’s newly hired public school employees and state workers into a 401(k)-style retirement plan and to privatize liquor sales faced state lawmakers Monday, less than two days before the annual budget deadline.

06/29/2015

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Wolf Plans Veto Of GOP Budget, Democrats Say

Gov. Tom Wolf told top Pennsylvania Democratic lawmakers he will veto a Republican budget plan that falls short of his priorities, two senior Democrats said Thursday.

06/25/2015

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Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law Subsidies

Gov. Tom Wolf will withdraw his application to take over the insurance marketplace created under the 2010 federal health care law now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the law’s nationwide tax subsidies.

06/25/2015

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Bottled Water Recalled After Tests Detect E. Coli At Source

A bottler says spring water recently shipped from two Pennsylvania plants could be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

06/22/2015

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New Pennsylvania School Funding Formula Wins Panel’s OK

A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers and advisers to Gov. Tom Wolf gave unanimous approval Thursday to a new formula to distribute aid to Pennsylvania’s 500 public school districts, a model that would funnel more money to districts with rising enrollment and students whose families are deeper in poverty.

06/18/2015

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Cops Cracking Down On Slow Drivers In The Fast Lane

Dozens of states are now cracking down on drivers going too slow in the fast lane.

06/16/2015

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2 Ohio Teens Accused In Armed Robbery Still On The Run, Elizabeth Police Call Off Search

Two teenagers missing from Ohio are still on the run today after robbing a store and dragging a police officer as they got away.

06/05/2015

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Search Continues For Ohio Teens After Armed Robbery, Officer Dragging Incident

Allegheny County Police detectives are investigating after an officer was dragged by a robbery suspect early Thursday morning in Elizabeth Township.

06/04/2015

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State House Republicans Push Wolf Taxes To Unanimous Defeat

A measure combining all of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed tax increases went down unanimously Monday in the state House, but Republicans and Democrats had much different reasons for voting against it.

06/01/2015

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30 Years Later, Residents Vividly Remember Deadly Tornado Outbreak

This Sunday marks 30 years since one of the worst tornado outbreaks in United States history.

05/29/2015

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Santorum To Announce He Will Run For Republican Presidential Nomination

Next Wednesday, former Pa. Sen. Rick Santorum is expected to announce he is again running for the Republican presidential nomination.

05/21/2015

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Results In From City, County Controller Races, Other Election Day Votes

The results are in from Tuesday’s Primary Election.

05/19/2015

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