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Wolf says $180M will fill potholes, fix other winter effects

May. 24, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania drivers will be getting some relief from pockmarked roadways in the form of $180 million to fill in potholes and perform other work after the ravages of a tough winter. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf was announcing Thursday $22 million for pothole and pavement repairs, enough...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

May. 23, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ NEWLY PUBLISHED MEDICAL MARIJUANA RULES KEEP PUBLIC NEEDLESSLY IN THE DARK May 21 In yet another reminder that it helps to read the fine print, new temporary medical marijuana regulations made public last week underline the Pennsylvania Department of Health's stubborn...

Firms sued over incinerator deal that left Harrisburg broke

May. 21, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday blames lawyers, engineers and financial experts for a Harrisburg trash incinerator project that nearly bankrupted the city, calling it "the worst municipal financial disaster" in Pennsylvania history. The state and the city on Monday sued four law firms, two...

The Latest: Firm defends role in Harrisburg incinerator deal

May. 21, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit over the Harrisburg incinerator project (all times local): 4:40 p.m. A Pennsylvania law firm is defending its role in a trash incinerator project that nearly bankrupted Harrisburg. Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellot chief executive Timothy Hudak predicted in a...

Gates Foundation director to lead Pennsylvania universities

May. 21, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was chosen Monday to be the new chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities, which have struggled with state aid cuts and to recruit students to its rural campuses. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education...

Judge stops state plan to take $200M out of malpractice fund

May. 17, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blew a $200 million hole in Pennsylvania's state budget by throwing out a law that appropriated the surplus from a state-created medical malpractice insurer of last resort. U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner sided with the Pennsylvania Professional...

Lack of paper trail a concern amid fears of election hacking

May. 17, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, roughly 1 in 5 Americans will be casting ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes. That worries voting and cybersecurity experts, who say lack of a hard copy makes it difficult to...

Pennsylvania governor gets to know imposing new ticket mate

May. 16, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor spent some time Wednesday getting to know his new running mate, a day after Democrats voted to replace the incumbent lieutenant governor on the fall ticket with a mayor who sports arm tattoos with the dates of murders in his economically struggling steel town....

Trump backs 2 successful US Senate nominees in primaries

May. 16, 2018 8:56 AM EDT

President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. The primaries began to settle swing state Pennsylvania's chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just three months ago....

The Latest: Trump celebrates Barletta, Fischer primary wins

May. 16, 2018 8:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times local): 8:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is congratulating two of his favored candidates, Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania and Deb Fischer in Nebraska, who won their U.S. Senate primaries. In a pair of tweets Wednesday morning, Trump said...