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Gov. Tom Corbett, trailing opponent Tom Wolf by 20 to 25 points in the polls, has poured $1.66 million into television ads blanketing the state in July, according to FCC reports.
That’s more than one-third of the $4.8 million in campaign funds Corbett had left over from the primary.
The five counties with the worst fingerprinting rates in the state have the same amount of fingerprinting equipment as the five best counties, Linda Rosenberg, executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, told lawmakers today.
Pennsylvania police are failing to fingerprint thousands of suspects every year, jeopardizing background check systems at the state and federal levels. Lawmakers are uncertain what they can or should do about it.
More trains carrying crude oil to East Coast refineries mean a greater risk of accidents. Derailments in Pennsylvania and throughout the country are a signal to some that an accident could be disastrous.
For the last eight years, Pennsylvania has been riding the natural gas boom, with companies drilling and fracking thousands of wells across the state. And in a little corner of Washington County, some 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh, EQT Corporation has been busy 2013 drilling close to a dozen new wells on one site.
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When Gov. Tom Corbett signed Pennsylvania’s $29 billion budget last week, he cut the legislature’s budget by $65 million and chastised them for failing to pass pension reform.
Did you know the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has authority to issue citations for Marcellus Shale pollution cases?
As states try to lower prison populations by looking for alternatives to incarceration and shortening sentences, some prosecutors complain they are being denied tools they need to negotiate plea deals, according to a recent NPR story.
Thousands of people with disabilities in California are being denied their right to vote, often disqualified because of doubts about their competency, according to the Associated Press.