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New business group out to spread word about economic impact and benefits of hunting
I think that I’d be pretty safe in saying that hunting is a pretty popular pastime in Pennsylvania. Few people would dispute that. With nearly 1 million hunters heading afield each year in this state alone, it’s pretty easy to see a ripple effect between hunting expenditures and area economies.
Rep. Brooks goes to bat for small games of chance in bars
The state Senate is poised to vote early this week on the final version of a bill that would allow thousands of bars across the commonwealth to begin offering small games of chance similar to those offered in social clubs and at veterans organizations.
Phone deregulation bill doesn't ring true
Consumer advocates and the AARP are warning that a telephone deregulation bill would allow phone companies across the commonwealth to shed price controls that have kept landline phone bills cheaper than wireless phone bills.
Pa. prison system sheds immigrants, saves money
In June, a convicted drug dealer from Lebanon County was deported instead of having to complete a 25-year sentence that could have kept him in prison until 2032. He was the first state prison inmate in Pennsylvania dismissed from the country before he had completed his minimum sentence.
SUNDAY ISSUE: Are you ready to pay more at the pump for transportation improvements when Harrisburg commuters are likely to be among the biggest beneficiaries?
While state House leaders wrangle over the details in a proposed billion dollar transportation spending plan, many members quietly worry that the plan will not include enough money for local roadwork even as their constituents are being asked to pony up more in gas tax and more in registration fees.
School board group mum on cost of speakers
The Pennsylvania School Boards Association conference featured a pair of costly celebrity keynote speeches, but the organization refused to disclose exactly how much it paid to Capt. Richard Phillips and Michael Eruzione.
Corbett: Low job-creating numbers misleading
Pennsylvania ranked 43rd out of 50 states in job creation in the 12 months ending in August, according to researchers at Arizona State University, though a spokesman for the governor’s re-election campaign insists the numbers are misleading.
Paterno documentary screenings set for Tom Ridge Center
“The Joe We Know,” a feature documentary film about legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, airs Oct. 19 at 6:30 and and 9:30 p.m. at The Tom Ridge Environmental Center. An informal reception will take place between screenings.
Gas tax increase plan may go up for Pa. House vote next week
Here in the middle of harvest season, farmer Andy Flinchbaugh ought to be driving across a small York County bridge four times a day to deliver grain to feed mills.
Counties trying to untangle mess following regional job training agency audit
Robert Snyder Jr., chairman of the Northwest Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board, is blunt in his assessment of actions by the previous board after a recent state audit found questionable and wasteful spending.
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