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HARRISBURG — Regional differences continue to shape the debate over House legislation to limit what Marcellus drillers can deduct from royalty payments to landowners

Pennsylvania voters head to the polls May 20, and Democrats will choose between four candidates who want to run against Republican incumbent Governor Tom Corbett in November. All four want to create what’s called a severance tax on drilling, but they have different on ideas on how large that tax should be.

Desiree Metcalf's story is heartbreaking, but among the 46 million Americans who are poor today, her story is not unique.

The Clean Air Council, on behalf of several conservation and environmental groups, has submitted a letter to state Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Chris Abruzzo questioning DEP’s air quality monitoring report regarding the Chevron well explosion in Dunkard Township.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has again delayed the hearings regarding Hilcorp Energy Co.’s application for well spacing units — also known as “forced pooling” — on a 3,267-acre tract of land in Lawrence and Mercer counties, also called the Pulaski Accumulation.

It’s a complicated story.

After entrapping towing contractor Leo Glodzik III in a "bogus" theft case last year, the FBI sought his help to uncover possible wrongdoing by Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton, city police officers and other municipal officials, an attorney for Glodzik said in court papers filed Wednesday.

The execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma last week lasted over 43 minutes.  Witnesses in the viewing chamber saw Lockett writhe and groan on the gurney, after he was administered with the sedative midazolam.  The execution was stopped and Clayton Lockett was eventually declared dead of a heart attack.  As states have scrambled to access supplies of death penalty drugs from secret sources, they’ve faced numerous legal challenges.  But the botched death of Clayton Lockett has sparked international consternation.

Penn State is in line to receive $229.7 million in state subsidies this year, according to Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget.

Everyone should have access to safe shelter, but as you walk down the streets in Philadelphia and Reading, Pa., you know not everyone has his or her own bed to claim as their own at night.

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