Latest Pennsylvania state government News

Coroner: Smoke inhalation killed at least 5 of 10 in fire

Aug. 07, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say at least half of the 10 people found dead after an early morning fire in northeastern Pennsylvania died of smoke inhalation. The Luzerne County coroner's office said autopsies on the victims of the early Friday blaze in Nescopeck began...

Blaze kills firefighter's 10 relatives, 3 of them children

Aug. 05, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — Fire tore quickly through a house in northeastern Pennsylvania early Friday morning, killing seven adults and three children and horrifying a volunteer firefighter who arrived to battle the blaze only to discover the victims were his own family, authorities said. ...

Pipeline developer pleads no contest in pollution cases

Aug. 05, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The developer of a major pipeline system that connects the Marcellus Shale gas field in western Pennsylvania to an export terminal near Philadelphia pleaded no contest Friday to criminal charges that it systematically polluted waterways and residential water wells across...

4th county adds to ballot dispute as candidate sues to quit

Aug. 04, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge deciding if three Pennsylvania counties have to certify May primary vote counts including ballots lacking dates on their return envelopes learned this week that a fourth county is in the same situation — and there may be more. The legal dispute has...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 03, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August X, 2022,. Editorial: Assess state recycling performance Pennsylvania led the nation in 1988 when it adopted a progressive new law that vastly accelerated waste recycling, and there is little doubt that the law has kept millions of...

Justices uphold Pennsylvania's 2019 mail-in voting expansion

Aug. 02, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A wide expansion of mail-in voting in Pennsylvania survived a legal challenge on Tuesday before the state Supreme Court in a case brought by some of the same Republican state representatives who voted for the legislation nearly three years ago. Millions of...

Third-party candidates file to run for Pa. governor, Senate

Aug. 01, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania third-party candidates for governor and U.S. Senate have filed paperwork ahead of a Monday deadline to get on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, potentially making a crucial difference in the high-stakes races. Three parties — the Keystone...

Wolf sues to stop GOP-backed amendments on abortion, voting

Jul. 28, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Democratic governor sued the state Legislature on Thursday over a package of proposed constitutional amendments that Republican lawmakers are pursuing, including one that would say the state constitution does not guarantee any rights relating to abortion or...

Pennsylvania universities reject GOP call to freeze tuition

Jul. 27, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Four Pennsylvania universities said Wednesday they will follow through with tuition increases despite calls from House Republicans to roll back the price hikes. The lawmakers, including Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, the GOP nominee for governor, argue Penn...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 27, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. July 26, 2022. Editorial: Transportation tax structure needs jolt The joy of driving past the gas station — every gas station — belongs for now to only about 30,000 Pennsylvanians who own electric vehicles. But they are...