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Hearing Held On Proposal To Merge State Game And Fish-and-Boat Commissions

There are people, including some state lawmakers, who think the Pennsylvania Game Commission should be merged with the state’s Fish & Boat Commission. A state House committee heard testimony on the issue on Wednesday. At an informational meeting held by the House Game and Fisheries Committee, the topic was House Resolution 129, which directed the…

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House Committee Votes For Immediate Expansion Of Medicaid In Pennsylvania

A state House committee has voted for the immediate expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania, but Radio PA News reports the action could be largely symbolic. On a 12-to-11 vote, the House Human Services Committee passed a measure that would force a Medicaid expansion in the state.  Republican lawmaker Gene DiGirolomo introduced the bill, and he…

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Plan Unveiled To Reform Public Pensions In Pennsylvania

A state lawmaker has unveiled a proposal to reform the public pension system in Pennsylvania. The plan would place a cap on the amount of future retiree benefits and combine it with a 401(k)-style defined contribution plan.  State Representative Mike Tobash, who is spearheading the effort, tells Radio PA News the savings would ensure that…

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Venango College Names Colleen McAleer Interim Executive Dean

Clarion University officials have named Colleen McAleer interim executive dean for the school’s Venango College in Oil City. Effective July 1, McAleer will assume the post for one year, replacing Christopher Reber, while the search for a replacement dean is undertaken.  Reber is leaving the school later this month to assume the job as president…

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State House Votes To Approve Official State Weapon And Official State Aircraft

The state House of Representatives voted Wednesday to name the Pennsylvania long rifle the state’s official weapon and the Piper J-3 Cub Pennsylvania’s official aircraft. Among the few lawmakers opposing the bill was Philadelphia Democrat Mark Cohen, who noted that official status has not been given in the past to commercial products.  Cohen’s main concern, though, involves…

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Oil City Man Gets Up To Seven Years In State Prison In Three Separate Venango County Cases

An Oil City man has been sentenced to state prison in three different cases brought against him in Venango County Court. 31 year-old Daniel Kulling was most recently accused in March of selling a prescription drug from his home.  When he was arrested in March, Oil City Police said Kulling had sold a drug from his…

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Padres Beat Pirates 3-2 With Only One Hit

The San Diego Padres managed to record only one hit in a home game with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night, but with the help of nine walks, a hit batsman and an untimely error, they pulled out a 3-2 win and kept the visiting Bucs from sweeping the three-game series at Petco Park. The…

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Williams OT Goal Give Kings 3-2 Win In Stanley Cup Championship Opener

Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime on Wednesday night to give the Los Angeles Kings a 3-2 home win over the New York Rangers in the opening game of the NHL’s Stanley Cup championship series. The Rangers had taken a 2-0 lead on first-period goals by Benoit Pouliot and (shorthanded) by Carl Hagelin.  But, Kyle…

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Latest Poll Shows Wolf With 20-Point Lead Over Corbett In Race For Pennsylvania Governor

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Democratic challenger Tom Wolf holding a twenty percentage point lead over incumbent Republican Tom Corbett in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race. The poll’s assistant director, Tim Malloy, told Radio PA News Wednesday morning the total results of the survey add up to bad news for the current Governor in his…

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State Senate Committee Advances Bills To Reduce Numbers Of Pennsylvania Lawmakers And State Court Judges

A state Senate committee on Tuesday voted unanimously to advance measures that would reduce the numbers of lawmakers in Harrisburg and the numbers of justices on the state’s appeals courts. Because the measures would result in amending the state Constitution, they would need to pass both the House and Senate in two consecutive legislative sessions and then…

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