Tag archive for ‘pennsylvania’
By Staff On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Gov. Wolf establishes first statewide goal to reduce carbon pollution in Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Wolf signs new executive order Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that he has signed a new executive order establishing the first statewide goal to reduce carbon pollution in Pennsylvania, which is contributing More...

By Staff On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

New law takes effect today in Pennsylvania

The new “Slow Down to Get Around” law takes effect Tuesday in Pennsylvania. Drivers approaching a vehicle that is stopped to collect trash, deliver mail, or provide roadside assistance must move at least More...

By Staff On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Governor Wolf reminds Pennsylvanians of 2019 health insurance enrollment deadline

Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday reminded Pennsylvanians that the deadline to enroll in 2019 individual health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is Saturday, Dec. 15. “Whether you’re generally More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Pennsylvania fights back against the spotted lanternfly

(Photo: Penn State) Southeastern Pennsylvania is currently under invasion by the spotted lanternfly, and officials say it’s time to fight back. The spotted lanternfly was first seen in Berks County in 2014, probably More...

By Staff On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Remember to be extra vigilant as school buses hit the roads again

As the new school year gets underway, motorists need to be more vigilant than ever to avoid potentially tragic crashes and strong penalties as school buses return to the roads and transport area kids. State law More...

By Charlie Sahner On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Led by fentanyl, Pennsylvania overdose deaths surge

Bucks County overdose deaths, last 12 months (Bucks County District Attorney) The deadly effects of the opioid epidemic continued to explode last year in Pennsylvania, statistics reported Tuesday by the Drug Enforcement More...

By Staff On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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Pennsylvania students continue to lead nation in average college debt

Students on the campus of Penn State University (Photo: Tupungato | Shutterstock.com) By Dave Lemery | Watchdog.org When the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education voted in July to increase tuition for in-state More...

By Staff On Sunday, July 29th, 2018

As Wolf moves to beef up election security, Metcalfe slams governor over illegal registrations

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf By Dave Lemery | Watchdog.org In recent days, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a series of steps that he says will help to ensure the integrity of Pennsylvania’s voting system More...

By Staff On Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Pennsylvania auditor general: State could collect $581M in taxes yearly by legalizing pot

By Dave Lemery | Watchdog.org Pennsylvania’s auditor general is confident that he has a proposal that will make the state’s bruising budget battles a thing of the past and allow the funding of a whole host of More...

By Charlie Sahner On Thursday, June 28th, 2018

New Pennsylvania Fireworks Law in Effect for Fourth of July

“Safe and sane” fireworks at Love Saves the Day in New Hope. For the first time in 79 years, Pennsylvania residents can shoot off aerial fireworks, like bottle rockets, in their back yard. Previously, More...