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Pennsylvanians Were Asked What They Want to Change About the State House. Their Answer: Less Partisan Deadlock.

Pennsylvanians Were Asked What They Want to Change About the State House. Their Answer: Less Partisan Deadlock.

| February 4, 2023

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A statewide listening tour organized by embattled state House Speaker Mark Rozzi revealed widespread frustration with the lower chamber, which has been unable to move forward with official business amid a partisan stalemate.

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5 Takeaways From Our Event on Pennsylvania’s Fragmented Local Governments

5 Takeaways From Our Event on Pennsylvania’s Fragmented Local Governments

| February 4, 2023

A December Spotlight PA investigation detailed how the government of Tioga, a small borough in northern Pennsylvania, nearly collapsed after a controversial police hire unearthed disorganization, personal vendettas among elected officials, and a lack of critical oversight.

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Penn State’s Lion Ambassadors Were Accused of Hazing. Why Isn’t It on the Hazing Report?

Penn State’s Lion Ambassadors Were Accused of Hazing. Why Isn’t It on the Hazing Report?

| February 3, 2023

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — When a former Penn State student claimed responsibility for vandalizing the Lion Shrine last year, she also alleged inappropriate conduct including hazing by the Lion Ambassadors, a student group responsible for giving campus tours to prospective students.

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Punxsutawney Phil Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter

Punxsutawney Phil Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter

| February 2, 2023

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s very own world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow this morning at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney.

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Pa. Takes Over Troubled Mortgage Relief Program From Contractor After Complaints, Backlogs

Pa. Takes Over Troubled Mortgage Relief Program From Contractor After Complaints, Backlogs

| February 1, 2023

HARRISBURG, Pa. — In an abrupt change, Pennsylvania’s struggling mortgage relief program will no longer work with the private company originally hired to run it, and will temporarily stop accepting new applications starting Feb. 1 while it makes the transition.

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Governor Shapiro Lights Capitol Green in Celebration of Philadelphia Eagles Advancing to Super Bowl LVII

Governor Shapiro Lights Capitol Green in Celebration of Philadelphia Eagles Advancing to Super Bowl LVII

| February 1, 2023

HARRISBURG, Pa. – This week, Governor Josh Shapiro helped to light the west side of the Capitol green along North 3rd Street to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles’ advancement to Super Bowl LVII following their Sunday night win at home over the San Francisco 49ers.

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Garrity, Center for Rural Pennsylvania Announce Findings of PA 529 Report

Garrity, Center for Rural Pennsylvania Announce Findings of PA 529 Report

| February 1, 2023

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board Chairman Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), Center for Rural Pennsylvania Vice Chairman Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-121), and Center for Rural Pennsylvania Executive Director Dr. Kyle C. Kopko on Tuesday announced the findings of a study analyzing the differences in how residents of rural […]

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Rate Drop Coming for National Fuel Gas Customers

Rate Drop Coming for National Fuel Gas Customers

| February 1, 2023

ERIE, Pa. – National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (National Fuel) has submitted to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission its quarterly adjustment to gas supply charges to become effective Feb. 1, 2023.

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United Steelworkers Officials Ousted from Latrobe Specialty Metals

United Steelworkers Officials Ousted from Latrobe Specialty Metals

| January 31, 2023

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – United Steelworkers (USW) officials missed a January 27th deadline in their dispute before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) with workers at Latrobe Specialty Metals’ Franklin facility, clearing the way for the NLRB to certify the workers’ rejection of the union’s representation.

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Penn State University Has Not Reimbursed Pa. State Police for Security at Proud Boys Event

Penn State University Has Not Reimbursed Pa. State Police for Security at Proud Boys Event

| January 28, 2023

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police sent 70 employees to Penn State’s University Park campus in October to provide additional security for an event featuring one of the founders of the Proud Boys, a violent extremist group.

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