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Five Spartans Reach Double Figures In 66-60 Michigan State Win Over Penn State

Five Michigan State players reached double figures on Wednesday night in a 66-60 victory over Penn State, keeping the Nittany Lions (12-7; 0-6 Big East) winless in Big East Conference play. Branden Dawson led the Spartans (13-6; 4-2) with 12 points, Gavin Schilling and Denzel Valentine scored 11 apiece, and Travis Trice and Matt Costello…

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Senate Committe Again Approves Scott Hutchinson’s Conventional Oil Production Measure

A state Senate committee has once again approved legislation introduced by Senator Scott Hutchinson, from Oil City, that is meant to protect and promote conventional oil production in Pennsylvania. Hutchinson’s bill would establish the Penn Grade Crude Development Advisory Committee, which would be empowered to study existing regulations and assist the Department of Environmental Protection…

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Scott Hutchinson Reappointed Vice Chairman Of State Senate Finance Committee

State Senator Scott Hutchinson, from Oil City, has been reappointed to serve as Vice Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. The committee’s primary role is to review legislation affecting Pennsylvania’s tax codes before the bills can be considered by the full Senate.  Hutchinson said Wednesday he wants to “work to continue to improve the jobs…

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Rep. Lee James Assigned To Four State House Committees

The office of state Representative Lee James says James has been assigned to four House committees for the new legislative session. The Oil City resident will serve on the House Commerce, Finance, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees. James represents the 64th Legislative District in Venango and Butler Counties.  This session’s lawmakers…

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Powerball Jackpot Soars To $230 Million

Lottery officials estimate that the annuity value of the jackpot in the Powerball Lottery will grow to $230 million by the game’s next drawing on Saturday night. No one matched all of the game’s numbers in the $208 million drawing on Wednesday. The estimated one-time cash value of Saturday’s jackpot is being estimated at $157.8 million.…

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Giroux’s Power Play Goal In OT Lifts The Flyers Over The Penguins

A power play goal by Claude Giroux with 1:03 remaining in overtime on Tuesday night led the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game played in Philadelphia. The Penguins, 0-2-1 in their last three games, were shorthanded due to a penalty for having had too many men on the ice. Chris…

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New Governor Tom Wolf Signs Executive Orders On First Day In Office

New Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, in his first day in office, signed a pair of executive orders and held his first full cabinet meeting. Wolf was sworn into office shortly after noon on Tuesday at ceremonies in Harrisburg.  Previously in the day, new Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack also took the oath of office. In his…

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Pennsylvania Cities Brace For Lawsuits Over Local Gun Ordinances

Several Pennsylvania cities are preparing for the possibility of having to defend themselves in lawsuits spurred by a recently-enacted state law over local gun ordinances. The law allows individuals and organizations to file suit against local governments to force them to overturn their gun ordinances.  A lawsuit has already been filed against the city of…

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PA Free File Tax Return System Now Available

A free electronic tax filing system is now available to Pennsylvania residents who qualify. The PA Free File system is up and running.  It allows those with federally-adjusted gross incomes of $60,000 or less to file their state and federal tax returns electronically without charge. The Pennsylvania Revenue Department reminds taxpayers that assistance is also available…

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Gasoline Prices Are Still Falling, Despite Pennsylvania’s New Ranking As Number-1 In Gas Taxes

Despite having the nation’s highest gasoline taxes, Pennsylvania continues to see gas prices falling. The second of three wholesale gas tax increases, a side-effect of another adjustment to the corporate gas tax cap, went into effect on January 1 as part of Pennsylvania’s $2.3 billion transportation funding law.  That now ranks the state number-one nationwide…

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