Gov.-elect Tom Wolf Thursday announced his Transition Team leadership. John A. Fry, President of Drexel University, will serve as Transition Chair. Serving as Vice-Chairs will be York Mayor Kim Bracey, Community Leader Cindy Shapira, and Jim Brown, Sen. Robert Casey, Jr.'s Chief of Staff. Denise Smyler will serve as legal counsel to the steering committee. more»
The numbers are in for the September 20 Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup-- volunteers picked up 5,168 pounds of trash along 41.5 miles of Lake Erie shoreline and waterways within the county.Over 1,600 volunteers cleaned up 18 different locations around Lake Erie and picked up 48,238 pieces of trash. more»
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday announced its call for nominations for the 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product that helps protect public health and the environment. more»
The Independent Fiscal Office reported Thursday Pennsylvania faces a $1.85 billion shortfall in revenue-- $171 million for FY 2014-15 and $1.679 million in FY 2015-16.“The report finds that policymakers will face a shortfall of $1.85 billion in FY 2015-16. more»
The natural gas industry and related trade groups gave approximately $8 million to Pennsylvania state candidates and political committees from January 2007 through October 20, 2014, according to new research by Common Cause Pennsylvania and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. more»
Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 18 counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2015 through the Department of Agriculture’s ChemSweep Program.The program is offered in different counties each year. more»
Due to below-normal rainfall over the past several months, Pennsylvania American Water is asking customers in its Nazareth service area in Northampton County to voluntarily reduce water usage in accordance with the company's drought contingency plan.“Water levels have been decreasing gradually over the last few months,” said Don Kessler, manager of Field more»
(HARRISBURG) – Senator Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) and Senator David Argall (R-29) have been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) to leadership positions within the Senate Republican Caucus.
Senator McIlhinney will serve as Caucus Administrator. Senator Argall will serve as Chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee. more»
Senate and House Republicans will have new leadership when the new legislative session begins in January as a result of caucus elections held Wednesday. Ironic that in losing seats, the Senate and House Democrats were the ones not to change their top Leadership. Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre) is the new Senate Majority Leader, replacing Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware), in a contested race. Sen. more»
With polar-like conditions predicted to bring frigid temperatures to the Commonwealth later this week, Pennsylvania American Water Wednesday advised homeowners to prepare now to prevent frozen and damaged household pipes. more»
The responsible development of clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus Shale continues to reach record levels, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest monthly drilling productivity report. more»
The Tribune Review Monday reported Governor-Elect Tom Wolf has named former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty his Chief Of Staff. Click Here to read the entire story. Visit the Tom Wolf Transition website for more news about the transition.
The PA Tree Farm Program Committee of the PA Forestry Association announced Monday the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year: Beckets Run Woodlands, a 110-acre family owned Stewardship Forest 20 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh in Forward Township, Allegheny County.In making t more»