Senate Democrats spoke for hours on Wednesday against a proposal requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Gasoline in the Pittsburgh area could get a little cheaper under a measure approved in the state Senate on Wednesday.
Michele Lantz said she spent about 30 percent of her time doing political work while a legislative assistant to state Sen. Jane Orie.
Another effort is under way in the state Capitol to prevent Pennsylvanians from being subject to the federal health care law.
A Senate panel approved a proposal to make the federal health care law and its requirement that residents purchase health insurance illegal
The Maryland man beat the trooper with a flashlight and menaced him with Rottweilers.
Come Thursday in Pennsylvania, text messaging while driving won't just be crazy -- it will be illegal.
Armando Cruz, 43, of Mercer, remained in the Mercer County Prison Tuesday night on four federal charges.
A former state environmental department administrator, is the new leader of the statewide environmental organization Citizens for Pennsylvan
The Pennsylvania Turnpike will take the next steps toward an all-electronic toll collection system that eliminates cash.
When Fayette County lumber baron Joe Hardy won a state casino license for his Nemacolin Woodlands resort last April, he said it was "thrilli
There was no warm welcome for the state's top environmental official on Tuesday when he walked into his agency's budget hearing with House l
Pa. Turnpike to move closer to eliminating cash
A bill requiring photo identification at the polls heads to a Senate vote.
HARRISBURG -- Former high-ranking Democratic state Rep. Mike Veon and his ex-aide were found guilty Monday
As the state House Appropriations Committee today conducts a hearing on state education spending, parents, students and other taxpayers will
Counties throughout the region have begun localized efforts to call attention to potential gambling addiction problems.
A Commonwealth Court judge is expected to make a ruling Monday that may determine whether U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-McCandless, will make t
State prosecutors claim that eight of the 10 victims allegedly abused by longtime football coach Jerry Sandusky were molested on the
With a history of labor negotiations that dragged on for months after the deadlines, the Port Authority must complete a new contract with it
The defense attorney for state Sen.
HARRISBURG -- A Dauphin County jury will resume deliberations on Monday of the public corruption charges against Democratic state Rep. Mike
Prosecutors claim eight boys were sexually assaulted by former PSU coach Jerry Sandusky at numerous sites on Penn State's campus.
The prosecution in the case against state Sen. Jane C. Orie spent more than an hour this morning going over document after document with the
Penn State University trustees plan to vote this month on proposed governance changes that include additional committees, more
An arbitrator found that the Department of Corrections erred when it suspended eight officers from SCI Pittsburgh.
State Sen. Jane Orie's former chief of staff spent the entire day on the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the McCandless
HARRISBURG -- A Dauphin County jury is expected to begin considering the public corruption charges against former Democratic state Rep. Mike
Pennsylvania's Department of Labor and Industry reported this afternoon that the state unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage poin
In the hours after an intern resigned her position with state Sen. Jane C. Orie, the McCandless Republican and her chief of staff quickly sc
A top Air Force official said Wednesday that he doubts some human remains from the Flight 93 site were incinerated.
State-related branch campuses will look quite different if state funding continues to decrease, top administrators testified.
The state's 50th House District will get another chance to pull the lever for recently convicted state Rep. Bill DeWeese.
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered special elections for six vacant state House seats to be held on the April primary election day
The largest service reduction in Port Authority history would displace senior citizens, the disabled, working people and businesses, and rev
The defense attorney for state Sen. Jane Orie said this morning that the prosecution will use "an optical illusion" to try to prove his clie
HARRISBURG -- Democratic state Rep. Bill DeWeese will remain on the primary ballot for now, after a Commonwealth Court judge this morning de
State senators grilled the Department of Public Welfare secretary Tuesday on the $400 million in cost-savings he was ordered to find.
The defense attorney for former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky Monday asked for a continuance in the schedule
The defense attorney for former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky yesterday asked for a continuance in the sched
The highway will close today at 9 a.m. for about 20 minutes during repairs to a downed utility line.
State prosecutors Monday moved to withdraw four counts against former Democratic Rep. Mike Veon of Beaver County.
HARRISBURG -- State prosecutors today filed a motion to withdraw four counts against former Democratic Rep. Mike Veon, who is facing his sec
HARRISBURG -- The talk at a House budget hearing for the state Liquor Control Board today was all about modernization, and the P word -- pri
HARRISBURG -- The chairman of the state Senate Appropriations Committee says Pennsylvania's colleges have shouldered their "fair share" of b
Jury selection begins today in the retrial of the criminal case against state Sen. Jane C. Orie.
The highest paid employee at the State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh last year wasn't a superintendent, major, captain or even lieuten
HARRISBURG -- When Fred Anton calls Republican politicians at the state Capitol, they don't put him on hold.
Computer hard drives of top Penn State University administrators and information on payments the school's trustees made to outside
University of Pittsburgh trustees Friday fired back at the Corbett administration over a second consecutive year of what campus
HARRISBURG -- A legal challenge scheduled for court next week seeks to ensure that when Democratic state Rep. Bill DeWeese resigns his state
A month after vowing to examine how effectively they govern, trustees at Penn State University held a weekend retreat in which they
HARRISBURG -- An ex-chief of staff to former Democratic state Rep. Mike Veon says he did little work for the $4,000-a-month fee that his law
Cutting more state funding from Pennsylvania's largest universities is forcing them to essentially become private institutions, said Univers
Top state lawmakers were aiming to vote on new district maps Wednesday, but announced that they're at the drawing board.
HARRISBURG -- Decrying the governor's proposed 30 percent cut to several of the state's largest universities as moving them toward becoming
HARRISBURG -- New state legislative maps, which were planned for a vote today, are still being negotiated, according to top lawmakers who he
Drivers 65 and older account for 8 percent of all miles driven but 17 percent of traffic fatalities came in crashes where at least one drive
Testimony resumed on Tuesday in the trial of former Democratic state Rep.
Gus the groundhog, the furry fictional pitchman for the Pennsylvania lottery, is headed for the unemployment line.
The campaign of U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, claims almost 950 nominating signatures filed by U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-McCandless, a
Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal would eliminate the Public Employee Retirement Commission, the watchdog agency that last year allowed Pit
Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed state budget would not save money for taxpayers but instead would shift more social-service costs to counties, p
HARRISBURG -- Testimony resumed today in the trial of former Democratic state Rep. Mike Veon, who is facing a second round of public corrupt
Tom Corbett's administration achieved a drastic reduction in numbers by redefining what constitutes a state vehicle.
It's been a rough six months for attorneys at the state Department of Environmental Protection's regional office in Pittsburgh.
The newest buzzword in the Capitol for the future of the much-maligned state Liquor Control Board: modernization.
Prescription drug addiction in the United States has reached an all-time high, and a Pennsylvania lawmaker is seeking to identify
HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania has at least 1,400 military veterans who are homeless due to drug abuse, lack of job skills,
Gov. Tom Corbett stood by his proposed $27.14 billion budget Friday as he stood in an example of what he said government should create -- an
Two Philadelphia attorneys filed a lawsuit Friday in the state Supreme Court trying to force House Speaker Sam Smith, R-Punxsutawney, into s
Reason for optimism and concern could be found in an assessment released Friday by Moody's Investors Service regarding Penn State
HARRISBURG -- Production from the commonwealth's Marcellus Shale gas wells increased again during the final six months of 2011, boosting the
State Auditor General Jack Wagner said Thursday that he will examine the state's $17.5 million contract for medical services with Liberty He
HARRISBURG -- Republican leaders say they support privatizing state sales of liquor, but the governor and the Senate Appropriations Committe
HARRISBURG -- State prosecutors portrayed former Democratic state Rep. Mike Veon as a greedy politician who used state grant dollars to rewa
HARRISBURG -- Opening statements began this morning in the case against former Democratic state Rep. Mike Veon, who faces charges that he mi
An 83-year-old woman died when her Clarion County home caught fire Wednesday night.
A bill fast-tracking through the General Assembly aims to send a tough message to local governments in Pennsylvania: Pass gun-control measur
A flurry of pretrial motions Wednesday afternoon delayed the start of former Democratic state Rep. Mike Veon's trial on public corruption ch
HARRISBURG -- A flurry of pre-trial motions today delayed the start of former Democratic state Rep. Mike Veon's trial on public corruption c
Pennsylvania's jails were built with men in mind, and policies governing healthcare for female inmates are scattershot, according to a repor
If financial prognosticators somewhere deep inside Penn State University have even a rough idea of what the child sex scandal ultimately wil
A former Penn State vice president wants a judge to throw out charges he lied to a grand jury investigating former football assistant coach
The Justice Department has asked a federal appellate court to keep Amish sect leader Sam Mullet behind bars, saying he arranged a series of
Former Democratic state Rep. Mike Veon and an ex-aide are poised to stand trial beginning today for the second time.
Computer hackers associated with the international network Anonymous claim to have shut down the website of a Mercer County company that has
The Marcellus Shale impact fee and regulatory measure that passed the General Assembly last week is now law, after Republican Gov. Tom Corbe
Penn State University said it has paid $3.2 million for legal fees, consultants and public relations firms to address the scandal that explo
Several Pittsburgh students are in Harrisburg for Valentine's Day, but it's not so they can deliver chocolate and flowers to Gov. Tom Corbet
Former Penn State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky will get a jury of his Centre County peers to hear his criminal trial.
State police have released the name of a woman who died in a crash Sunday afternoon in Bedford County.
HARRISBURG -- A judge rejected a request that the jury for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky be chosen from outside
House Republicans and Democrats united last week to pass a bill that supporters say could reduce how much taxpayers must contribute toward t
HARRISBURG -- The odds are against a state-licensed slots casino being built near the Gettysburg National Military Park, but state
HARRISBURG -- The horse racing industry is protesting a proposal by Gov.
When Democratic leaders in the state House awarded nearly $2 million in bonuses to staffers in 2007, Majority Leader Bill DeWeese asked the
The following timeline traces the major developments in the Pennsylvania Legislature bonus scandal as it has unfolded in Harrisburg over the
HARRISBURG -- Brett Feese, a one-time local prosecutor who became a rising Republican star in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives,
BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- After a state investigator told a Centre County judge that Jerry Sandusky's neighbors are concerned for their children's