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Governor to take Tree of Life mezuzah to Holocaust memorials

Sep. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visits Holocaust memorials in Lithuania and Poland, he will carry the mezuzah that was on the office door of Rabbi Jeffrey Myers when a gunman burst into Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue last year and killed 11 people. Wolf said Friday that he...

Lack of interest thwarts latest Pennsylvania casino auction

Sep. 4, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lack of interest has thwarted Pennsylvania's latest casino expansion attempt. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board received no bidders Wednesday in a casino license auction ordered by lawmakers as part of an aggressive gambling expansion launched in 2017 by a cash-hungry state...

Maryland concerned about Pennsylvania's water plans for bay

Aug. 29, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland continues to have "alarming concerns" about neighboring Pennsylvania's lack of progress in meeting clean water goals and how falling short will affect the Chesapeake Bay, Gov. Larry Hogan wrote Thursday to Pennsylvania and federal officials. Hogan sent a letter to...

Pennsylvania to close another prison as inmate ranks shrink

Aug. 28, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is planning to close another prison, as the inmate population continues to decline and prison costs rise, lawmakers and union officials said Wednesday. Prison officials briefed lawmakers and Retreat state prison staff in northeastern Pennsylvania about their plans to...

Governor wants answers on 4 kids separated from families

Aug. 12, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor says at least four children from his state were recently separated from their parents by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and wrote Monday to demand the agency halt the practice until it has a plan to ensure the welfare of children. Gov. Tom Wolf asked...

Pennsylvania to allow gender-neutral driver's license option

Jul. 31, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvanians who prefer not to be identified as neither male nor female will soon have a gender-neutral option for their state-issued driver's licenses. The Daily Item of Sunbury reported the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation expects to have the new procedure in place by...