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State's Mentored Youth Fishing Day program may expand
Plans to expand the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s popular Mentored Youth Fishing Day program across the state in 2014 were unveiled during the PFBC’s recent business meeting.
1 dead, 44 injured in Interstate 80 Greyhound bus crash
A Greyhoud bus plowed into the rear of a tractor-trailer early Wednesday on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, killing a woman passenger and injuring 44 others, state police reported.
State House votes on school property tax change bill
The state House voted down a bid to replace school property taxes with an increase in sales tax Tuesday after lawmakers from both sides of the aisle cautioned that the plan would leave the state with a billion dollar shortfall.
'Confusion' describes Affordable Care Act in Pa.
Tuesday is the first day Pennsylvania residents can sign up to enroll in health insurance available through exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act.
Group of lawmakers form 'Coal Caucus' to oppose new coal plant limits
Republican Congressman Tom Marino and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers have formed a “Coal Caucus” to oppose new strict federal emission limits on coal plants in Pennsylvania and other states.
State's dog owners reminded to get licenses
Pennsylvania’s state dog wardens remind owners to license their dogs and have them vaccinated for rabies. Wardens will be canvassing homes across the state this fall.
Committee approves bill to expand state prescription drug tracking program
The House Health Committee has approved legislation to expand Pennsylvania’s prescription drug tracking program to allow doctors to review a patient’s drug use history. Now only law enforcement officials have access to this private medical information.
State politicians see bad bridges as 'ticking time bomb'
State Rep. Kurt Masser, R-Northumberland County, was one of the most outspoken proponents of liquor privatization in the state House in the early summer.
Two bills target gas industry perks in Pa.
Fighting back against gas-industry-friendly rules, lawmakers have introduced a pair of bills intended to roll back provisions that treat the industry better than Pennsylvania landowners.
Rep. Metcalfe eyes other possible ethics violations
Allegations of nepotism in the attorney general’s office were not the only perceived ethical lapses catching the attention of state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe.
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