Tag archive for ‘pennsylvania’
By Staff On Monday, October 7th, 2019

PennDOT reminder: Deadline to have REAL ID one year away

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding customers that in one year federal enforcement of the REAL ID Act will begin at airports and secure federal facilities nationwide. Beginning Oct. More...

By Staff On Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Pennsylvania governor backs legalizing recreational marijuana use

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Wednesday that he supports legalizing recreational marijuana, and called on the Republican-controlled Legislature to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana and authorize More...

By Staff On Friday, September 13th, 2019

Pennsylvania Health Department warns against vaping weed

Pennsylvania is warning the public about the dangers of vaping, particularly using THC-containing products purchased illegally. Cases of e-cigarette-related lung injury have rapidly increased in Pennsylvania, More...

By Staff On Monday, September 9th, 2019

Pennsylvania to launch online application for absentee ballots

Pennsylvania is launching a new option for voters to apply online for an absentee ballot starting with the November election. In previous elections, voters’ only choice was to complete a paper absentee ballot More...

By Staff On Friday, August 16th, 2019
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Gov. Wolf issues executive order aimed at reducing gun violence

Governor Tom Wolf on Friday signed an executive order making changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target gun violence in Pennsylvania. The governor’s executive order names Charles Ramsey, More...

By Staff On Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Gov. Wolf touts commercial hemp production in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on Friday promoted Pennsylvania’s expanding commercial hemp sector during a visit to a hemp growing site in Blair County. “Pennsylvania has a tremendous More...

By Staff On Monday, July 29th, 2019
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Pennsylvania officials say federal food stamp change would punish working families

Pennsylvania officials on Monday criticized a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposal to tighten eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly called “SNAP.” The More...

By Charlie Sahner On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Pennsylvania commits additional $3 million to battle spotted lanternfly

Most spotted lanternflies are still small, red nymphs (Photo: Pa. Dept. of Agriculture) The Pennsylvania Rapid Response Disaster Readiness Account will provide $3 million toward the containment of the spotted lanternfly. The More...

By Staff On Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Anxiety disorders now qualify for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

Starting July 20, anxiety disorders and Tourette syndrome will be qualifying medical conditions under Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program. Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said Thursday More...

By Staff On Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Pennsylvania becomes first state to automatically seal criminal records

Pennsylvania on Friday began automatically sealing certain types of criminal records under the state’s Clean Slate law, which was enacted one year ago. It’s the first state in the union to initiate More...