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AAA: Gas Prices Soaring in Pennsylvania

AAA: Gas Prices Soaring in Pennsylvania

| February 20, 2024

VENANGO COUNTY, Pa. — Gas prices are 13 cents higher in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.655 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

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A Bill to Legalize Syringe Services in Pa. Just Passed an Historic Hurdle, But GOP Opposition Remains

A Bill to Legalize Syringe Services in Pa. Just Passed an Historic Hurdle, But GOP Opposition Remains

| February 20, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. — In what advocates are calling a historic move, a bill that would legalize syringe services throughout Pennsylvania is making progress in the legislature.

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What Shapiro’s Budget Pitch Could Do for Pennsylvania’s Rural Communities

What Shapiro’s Budget Pitch Could Do for Pennsylvania’s Rural Communities

| February 19, 2024

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — As the populations of Pennsylvania’s rural counties shrink, officials hope future state spending can help slow projected losses by making investments that attract new residents and support local economies.

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Shapiro Wants to Tax Skill Games. He Must First Navigate Pa.’s Wealthy, Warring Gambling Interests.

Shapiro Wants to Tax Skill Games. He Must First Navigate Pa.’s Wealthy, Warring Gambling Interests.

| February 17, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. — As part of his budget pitch this year, Gov. Josh Shapiro says he wants to regulate and tax skill games to raise tens of millions of dollars in revenue.

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Shapiro Administration Awards Nearly $4.5 Million in Keystone Grants to 17 Public Libraries

Shapiro Administration Awards Nearly $4.5 Million in Keystone Grants to 17 Public Libraries

| February 17, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) on Friday announced that nearly $4.5 million in funding has been awarded to 17 libraries in 14 counties for the construction and rehabilitation of public library facilities.

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Roadside Rescue: Veteran-Owned Apparel Company’s Co-Founder Saves Bald Eagle

Roadside Rescue: Veteran-Owned Apparel Company’s Co-Founder Saves Bald Eagle

| February 16, 2024

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (EYT) – A business trip like any other took an à propos turn when the co-founder of a veteran-owned apparel company had the opportunity to save the life of an injured bald eagle.

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Great Pa News Quiz: 2024 Ballots, Flawed Election Claims, ‘Spring’ Snow, and Shapiro’s Debt Eraser

Great Pa News Quiz: 2024 Ballots, Flawed Election Claims, ‘Spring’ Snow, and Shapiro’s Debt Eraser

| February 16, 2024

In this week’s quiz: primary lineups, merchant of doubt, state House majority, and when Punxsutawney Phil gets it wrong.

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Shapiro Administration Partners With Industry Leaders Statewide To Invest $4.2 Million In Pennsylvania’s Workforce

Shapiro Administration Partners With Industry Leaders Statewide To Invest $4.2 Million In Pennsylvania’s Workforce

| February 16, 2024

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Shapiro Administration and Workforce Board Lehigh Valley joined labor leaders, public-school educators, legislators and Allentown business leaders on Thursday to announce $4.2 million in Industry Partnership grants for workforce projects statewide.

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State Bear Harvest Totals 2,920

State Bear Harvest Totals 2,920

| February 16, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. – There was a time when black bear hunting occupied a faithful, but small, niche in Pennsylvania’s hunting calendar.

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Treasurer Stacy Garrity’s Decision to Invest More Pa. Money in Israel Bonds Draws Protest, Democratic Opposition

Treasurer Stacy Garrity’s Decision to Invest More Pa. Money in Israel Bonds Draws Protest, Democratic Opposition

| February 15, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. — As protesters push Pennsylvania’s state treasurer to divest from Israel amid mounting Palestinian deaths, Stacy Garrity is defending her decision to send taxpayer money to the country and drawing flak from political opponents who question her motives.

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Shapiro Administration Awards $444,000 in Wild Resource Conservation Program Grants

Shapiro Administration Awards $444,000 in Wild Resource Conservation Program Grants

| February 15, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn on Wednesday announced that $444,364 has been awarded to 12 projects aimed at protecting Pennsylvania’s native biodiversity.

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Josh Shapiro Accepted $1,650 in ‘Event Tickets’ from Powerful Pa. Lobbyist

Josh Shapiro Accepted $1,650 in ‘Event Tickets’ from Powerful Pa. Lobbyist

| February 14, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Democrat Josh Shapiro accepted $1,650 worth of “event tickets and catering” from a powerful Harrisburg lobbyist last year, a perk his campaign insists was a political contribution.

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DOJ Settlement Will Bring New Protections for People with Opioid Use Disorder in Pa. Courts

DOJ Settlement Will Bring New Protections for People with Opioid Use Disorder in Pa. Courts

| February 14, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A recent settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Pennsylvania court system offers new protections to people who county courts allegedly barred from taking medications for opioid use disorder.

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New Wardens Join Ranks, Lucinda’s Samuel D.T. Terwilliger Among Them

New Wardens Join Ranks, Lucinda’s Samuel D.T. Terwilliger Among Them

| February 14, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Their training now complete, Pennsylvania’s newest State Game Wardens are working in their newly assigned districts.

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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Announces Rare Whiskey Lottery

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Announces Rare Whiskey Lottery

| February 13, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), through its Limited-Release Lottery, will award lottery registrants the opportunity to purchase 1,896 bottles of rare whiskeys from the Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Antique Collections (BTAC).

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AAA: Gas Prices Continue to Rise in Pennsylvania

AAA: Gas Prices Continue to Rise in Pennsylvania

| February 13, 2024

VENANGO COUNTY, Pa. – Gas prices are eight cents higher in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.521 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

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Shapiro Administration Announces $75 Million in Public School Environmental Grants

Shapiro Administration Announces $75 Million in Public School Environmental Grants

| February 13, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Recognizing that students cannot learn, grow, and thrive without access to safe and healthy school facilities, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) on Monday announced $75 million in grant funding to help schools make environmental repairs and improvements.

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PA Could Wipe Out Up to $400M in Medical Debt Under Proposal from Gov. Josh Shapiro

PA Could Wipe Out Up to $400M in Medical Debt Under Proposal from Gov. Josh Shapiro

| February 10, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Up to $400 million in medical debt held by Pennsylvanians would be cleared under Gov. Josh Shapiro’s new budget proposal, with relief targeted at the state’s poorest and most underwater residents.

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Shapiro Administration Warns of Potential SNAP Benefits Scam

Shapiro Administration Warns of Potential SNAP Benefits Scam

| February 10, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh is informing Pennsylvanians of a potential scam targeting individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits wherein a recipient receives a phishing email in order to obtain their personal information.

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Great Pa News Quiz: Shapiro’s Big Budget, Cannabis Cash, State House Control, and a Bogus Voter Fraud Claim

Great Pa News Quiz: Shapiro’s Big Budget, Cannabis Cash, State House Control, and a Bogus Voter Fraud Claim

| February 9, 2024

In this week’s quiz: Gov. Josh Shapiro's big budget ask, cannabis cash, state House control, and a bogus voter fraud claim.

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How Your Tax Return Can Be Used to Support Pa’s Military, Veterans, and Their Families

How Your Tax Return Can Be Used to Support Pa’s Military, Veterans, and Their Families

| February 9, 2024

ANNVILLE, Pa. – Pennsylvanians filing their 2023 personal state income taxes can help Pennsylvania’s military personnel, veterans, and their families by donating any amount of their refund to the state’s Military Family Relief Assistance Program (MFRAP) and/or Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF).

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More Than 400 Vehicles to be Available at February Commonwealth Auction

More Than 400 Vehicles to be Available at February Commonwealth Auction

| February 9, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Department of General Services’ Bureau of Vehicle Management (BVM) announced that over 400 used vehicles will be up for public purchase at the February Commonwealth Vehicle Auction.

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Former Top Pa. Lawmaker’s Lobbying Firm Paid $41K by Game Commission in Unusual Arrangement

Former Top Pa. Lawmaker’s Lobbying Firm Paid $41K by Game Commission in Unusual Arrangement

| February 8, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The state agency that promotes hunting in Pennsylvania has hired a lobbying firm run by a former top lawmaker using tens of thousands of dollars in public funds, an unusual arrangement that at least one legislator has tried to ban.

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Governor’s $10.3M Agriculture Innovation Fund Aims to Create Economic Opportunity Across the Commonwealth

Governor’s $10.3M Agriculture Innovation Fund Aims to Create Economic Opportunity Across the Commonwealth

| February 8, 2024

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. – Governor Josh Shapiro and Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding highlighted key pieces of Governor Shapiro’s 2024-25 budget at New Holland Agriculture’s Lancaster County campus on Wednesday, February 7.

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Game Commission Recruiting New Wardens

Game Commission Recruiting New Wardens

| February 7, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Interested in becoming a Pennsylvania game warden?

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Shapiro Pitches Legal Cannabis, Regulated Skill Games in Budget that Bumps Education Spending by $2.2B

Shapiro Pitches Legal Cannabis, Regulated Skill Games in Budget that Bumps Education Spending by $2.2B

| February 6, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. — In his annual budget address Tuesday, Gov. Josh Shapiro unveiled a $48.3 billion spending plan that proposes to significantly increase funding for public education and legalize recreational marijuana.

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Raising Taxes on the Table as Pa. Weighs How to Pay for Education Court Ruling

Raising Taxes on the Table as Pa. Weighs How to Pay for Education Court Ruling

| February 6, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Pennsylvania likely needs billions of dollars to shore up its public schools following a landmark court ruling, but lawmakers are entering a new state budget cycle with few concrete proposals.

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AAA: Gas Prices Climb in Pennsylvania

AAA: Gas Prices Climb in Pennsylvania

| February 6, 2024

VENANGO COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – Gas prices are five cents higher in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.444 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

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Opioid Settlement Money Is Supposed to Expand Syringe Services. A Pa. Nonprofit Just Lost $150K Because of Them.

Opioid Settlement Money Is Supposed to Expand Syringe Services. A Pa. Nonprofit Just Lost $150K Because of Them.

| February 5, 2024

BOLIVAR, Pa. — Kim Botteicher decided to speak out about her work offering syringe services in Westmoreland County, hoping to prompt change that she believes would help save lives.

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Senator Bob Casey Visits PSP Headquarters to Discuss Proposed Stop Fentanyl at the Border Act

Senator Bob Casey Visits PSP Headquarters to Discuss Proposed Stop Fentanyl at the Border Act

| February 3, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) on Friday joined Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Colonel Christopher Paris, Harrisburg City Police Commissioner Thomas Carter, and Susquehanna Township Police Chief Rob Martin to introduce his new bill, the Stop Fentanyl at the Border Act.

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