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Wolf unveils gun violence effort after Philadelphia shooting

Aug. 16, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf directed state police and other agencies under his control Friday to focus greater efforts on addressing gun violence, two days after a gunman shot six Philadelphia police officers. Wolf said set up a new Special Council on Gun Violence and gave it six...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Aug. 15, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Learning the hard way: China is slow to understand Trump on trade Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Aug. 13 Sooner or later, China will get it. President Donald Trump last week threatened to impose another round of tariffs on Chinese...

Wolf pursues changes to Pennsylvania's charter school rules

Aug. 13, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania needs to improve the operational and reporting rules for charter schools and wants to change the regulations and laws that govern them. The Democratic governor on Tuesday directed his Education Department to develop regulations to limit enrollment for...

US appeals court hands truckers defeat in turnpike toll suit

Aug. 13, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — High tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike do not violate the right of truckers and other motorists to travel between states, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, upholding a lower-court dismissal of a lawsuit against state agencies and officials. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

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...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Aug. 7, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Latest mass shooting hits home The Altoona Mirror Aug. 6 Residents of this part of Pennsylvania have been watching and grieving, along with other people across the nation, as mass shootings have grown both in frequency and in the...

Pennsylvania foster kids can now go to college tuition-free

Aug. 3, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Like many 19 year olds, Dustin Moore is having trouble deciding on a career. He's narrowed it down to either electrical engineering or social work, but since both jobs require a college degree, Moore put his plans on the back burner after graduating from high school last year. In...

Cash welfare program ends, court rejects injunction request

Aug. 2, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Payments have ended under a Depression-era program that provided about $200 a month to poor or disabled Pennsylvanians, while a state court rejected an effort to keep the payments continuing during a legal challenge. The program known as general assistance ended Thursday under a...

Lottery reports record sales after adding online, bar games

Aug. 1, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Lottery is reporting record highs in revenue and profits, after concerns that it was slumping spurred lawmakers to expand its offerings to the internet and bars. The agency said Thursday it recorded $4.5 billion in sales in the 2018-19 fiscal year, an increase of 7%....

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jul. 31, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Boost voter participation with better absentee ballot laws The Citizens' Voice July 30 County election officials across Pennsylvania disenfranchised thousands of voters in last year's general election, not because of any...