PEMA is urging Pennsylvania residents to take the weekend to prepare for at least three days in their homes without power or outside assistance.
Act 80, passed this year, eliminated the $150-million general assistance fund, which gave monthly cash grants of about $200 to more than 61,000 low-income and disabled Pennsylvanians.
At the end of the message, callers are told that it’s a joke purportedly associated with a humor web site and they are encouraged to pull the same prank on others.
Opponents of Pennsylvania’s recently enacted voter ID law have notched a preliminary victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
The names of Pennsylvania emergency workers who had given their lives in the line of duty were read during a ceremony outside the state capitol.
Four people were arrested in front of the governor’s residence as a group of several hundred demonstrators protested the end of cash assistance for the poor in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania’s liquor sales agency says certain types of tequila are subject to a voluntary recall because glass particles may be inside the bottles.
A liberal watchdog group based in Harrisburg has issued a report that criticizes how Pennsylvania officials are making ID’s available for voters in advance of the November election.
Despite concern about expanding competition from casinos, the Pennsylvania Lottery set another sales record in the 2011-12 fiscal year.
State senate majority leader Dominic Pileggi is introducing legislation that would make it a crime to recruit gang members in Pennsylvania.
The ACLU challenge to Pennsylvania’s voter ID law continues Monday in its fourth day of testimony, with even more state officials heading to the hot seat.
“I say to you, and I want you to quote me directly: Tom Corbett is liar!” Jerome Mondesire of the NAACP told the crowd.
The US Department of Justice says it is reviewing whether Pennsylvania’s new voter photo ID law is in compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act.
Corbett told a gathering of the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania that he believes the revenue picture has improved enough that the state can spend more than he originally proposed in February.
Several state lawmakers have already been convicted of using taxpayer resources for political purposes, including Republican state senator Jane Orie, the sister of Joan Orie Melvin.