Latest Pennsylvania state government News

Court OKs life term in 2016 police chase crash that killed 3

Nov. 24, 2022 15:19 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a man convicted of third-degree murder in a Thanksgiving Day 2016 crash that killed three people following a police chase can be sentenced to a mandatory life prison term. The Tribune-Review reports that the state's...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 24, 2022 03:25 AM EST

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. November 21, 2022. Editorial: Democrats’ state House win significant The surprising success of Democrats in capturing control of the Pennsylvania state House signals a change in direction and philosophy for state policymaking. ...

Plea hearing scheduled in 'Gasland' drilling pollution case

Nov. 23, 2022 17:09 PM EST

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — A plea hearing has been scheduled for next week in the long-running case of a natural gas driller facing felony charges over allegations it polluted the aquifer of a small Pennsylvania community 14 years ago. Houston-based Coterra Energy Inc. will appear in...

In narrowly split Pa. House, parties stick with top leaders

Nov. 22, 2022 17:46 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Both parties in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sticking with their top leaders as they head into the uncertainty of starting the next session in January with the chamber closely divided. House Republicans on Tuesday named Rep. Bryan Cutler of...

Public utility to pipe water to residents of 'Gasland' town

Nov. 22, 2022 17:35 PM EST

SPRINGVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A new water line will deliver something that residents of a rural Pennsylvania community have gone without for the last 14 years — a clean, reliable supply of drinking water — after a public utility on Tuesday released the first details of a plan to mitigate the damage...

Inflation gives pay raise gift to top Pennsylvania officials

Nov. 22, 2022 13:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Inflation is gift-wrapping another big salary increase for hundreds of Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials in 2023, including boosting rank-and-file lawmakers and district judges into six-figure territory. For many of these...

Jury rejects discrimination suit by former prosecutor

Nov. 22, 2022 11:38 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal court jury has rejected a discrimination lawsuit by a veteran former Philadelphia homicide prosecutor over his 2018 termination by District Attorney Larry Krasner. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that jurors deliberated for less than two hours Monday...

Taylor Swift tickets breakdown probed by attorneys general

Nov. 19, 2022 13:56 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The breakdown in Ticketmaster's sales of Taylor Swift tickets is a mess some attorneys general aren't shaking off. With fans sharing outrage and heartache over the fruitless hours they spent trying for seats for Swift's upcoming concert tour, top legal...

Democrats win enough for narrow Pennsylvania House majority

Nov. 18, 2022 15:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats won a suburban Philadelphia state House race Friday, giving them barely enough seats to take the chamber majority after 12 years, although two of their reelected incumbents also won higher offices and a third died in October. The Associated Press...

McCaffery to run for open seat on Pennsylvania high court

Nov. 18, 2022 11:36 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appellate court judge, Daniel McCaffery, will run for an open seat on the state Supreme Court in next November's election, a campaign aide said Friday. The period for filing paperwork hasn't opened yet, but McCaffery, a Democrat from...