Saying they are old and stifle competition, a federal judge sitting in Harrisburg has thrown out most of the laws and regulations governing Pennsylvania’s funeral homes.
“If you have an expired license, you are already in the PennDOT system, and you had to produce proof of ID and residence when you originally got your license,” explains Pennsylvania’s secretary of state, Carol Aichele.
As he left the courtroom, Mike Manzo told reporters he was disappointed by others involved in the case who blamed the “culture” of Harrisburg for their actions.
With the trial due to start in less than two months, the judge presiding over the Jerry Sandusky case has now issued a gag order to those involved.
Mayor Nutter says proposed legislation, which would require local governments to pay plaintiffs who win gun law lawsuits, could bankrupt cities.
Gov. Corbett is proposing 30-percent cuts in state funding for three state-related universities — Temple, Penn State, and Pitt — and 20-percent cuts for state-owned universities.
William DeWeese, who is still member of the state House, is accused of using taxpayer-paid staff in his Harrisburg and district offices for campaign purposes.
DeWeese is accused of using his staff and other taxpayer resources for campaign purposes.
KYW’s John McDevitt reports that workers at Pennsylvania liquor stores are, perhaps obviously, against privatization. But so are some private-sector beer retailers who might be drawn into the wine business.
If Pa. House Bill 11 becomes law, wine could be sold by some beer distributors. Is that a good thing? KYW’s John McDevitt reports that it depends whom you ask.
Non-union workers employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the governor and cabinet secretaries, will not see a pay raise for the fifth year in a row.
Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett is praising the decision at Penn State to hire former FBI director Louis Freeh to head up the university’s own investigation of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
The students want the Pennsylvania House to take up the bill already passed by the state senate that would provide vouchers to low-income students at failing schools.
The move by Harrisburg City Council to file for bankruptcy comes after years of debate on how deal with staggering debt from construction of a trash incinerator.
At the PEMA operations center in suburban Harrisburg, Governor Tom Corbett said the focus right now is on the central part of the state, along the Susquehanna River.