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  • Neighbors bicker in Pennsylvania over forced gas drilling

    NEW BEDFORD, Pa. — An energy company is dusting off an old, unused state law that can force property owners to accept oil and gas drilling under their land, pitting neighbor against neighbor in a Pennsylvania community and raising the possibility that lawmakers will have to take sides....

  • Neighbors bicker in Pa. over forced gas drilling

    NEW BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — An old law has started a new battle over shale oil and gas in Pennsylvania. At issue is whether a company can force people who don't want drilling under their land to accept it. Houston-based Hilcorp seeks to use a 1961 state law to drill under the property of four...

  • Jay Paterno drops out of Pennsylvania Democratic lieutenant governor race

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jay Paterno has dropped out of the Democratic race for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor. Paterno, the son of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, says conversation with his lawyers have convinced him that trying to overcome challenges to him nomination petition...

  • Does Eric Holder care that votes against Pennsylvania's voter ID law were bought?

    The differences in the case against former Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and the case against the four democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania are distinctive. In Virginia, the investigation was completed; charges were considered, and ultimately rendered. In Pennsylvania, the...

  • Pennsylvania legislators eye ending union exception to stalker laws

    Legislation that would end an unusual loophole in Pennsylvania's anti-stalking laws that exempts union-related activity is slowing making its way through the Republican-led statehouse. It has a good chance of getting enacted, aides say. The Keystone State defines stalking as "following the...

  • Democratic candidates for Pa. governor eye taxes to ease wealth gap

    Under the banner of fairness and equality, the Democratic candidates for governor are proposing a grab bag of changes in Pennsylvania tax laws that would tap wealthy taxpayers and businesses to ease the economic pain of the middle class and the poor.

  • VIDEO: Jay Paterno's candidacy could bring Penn State-Jerry Sandusky case to Pennsylvania politics

    Jay Paterno, son of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno, is running for lieutenant governor, and his candidacy could dredge up Gov. Tom Corbett's role in sexual abuse case.

  • Tea Partier wins write-in race for Pennsylvania state Senate seat

    York is a modest little city in Southern Pennsylvania not too far from Baltimore and right in the heart of Dutch country. It's not the sort of place where political revolutions are found. But Republican state Senate nominee Ron Miller may think differently this morning because he just lost a...

  • Report: Pennsylvania Dem took bribe to oppose voter ID law, but never got charged

    Pennsylvania Democrats reportedly were caught on tape accepting cash bribes, including one lawmaker who was paid to vote against a state voter identification law, but Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane shut down the investigation. "Before Kane ended the investigation, sources familiar...

  • Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane defends handling of Philadelphia politicians probe

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Sunday defended her office's decision not to pursue criminal charges in an investigation into whether four Democratic state lawmakers from Philadelphia accepted illegal payments. Kane responded to a lengthy story in The...



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