January 24, 2017 RSS feed / State

Closing prisons is ‘new normal,’ not politics, senators told

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania corrections officials on Monday tried to battle back suggestions from state senators that a move to close two prisons is designed to squeeze more money out of a Republican-controlled Legislature that has resisted More...

Police responding to burglary kill homeowner, not intruder

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police officers responding to a burglar alarm fatally shot a homeowner, who had grabbed a gun when he spotted an intruder, after shots were fired in their direction as they arrived at his house.  More...

Gayborhood racism is long-standing, Philadelphia report says

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Women, minorities and transgender people have felt unwelcome and unsafe in Philadelphia’s gay neighborhood for decades, according to a city report issued Monday.  More...

Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap betwe More...

Officials: Repeal of Medicaid expansion ‘disastrous’ for state

HARRISBURG (AP) — State officials are preparing for “disastrous” consequences in Pennsylvania should President Donald Trump repeal the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion Program.  More...

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