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- State of the State
Stickers are placed out for voters at a polling place in Buckingham, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Matt Rourke / Associated Press
Using the state’s Right to Know Law process, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria County, asked the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for the number of out-of-service or revoked restaurant liquor licenses in each county that are able to be auctioned.
This controversial legal mechanism allows police departments and district attorney offices to profit from property seized during arrests, even if a suspect is never convicted of a crime. This property — which is often tied to drug suspects — ranges from cash, cars and homes to jewelry and flat screen televisions.
In late 2016, Pennsylvania began rolling out a new system for its 29 licensing boards. The roll-out of that system has taken longer than anticipated.
Gov. Wolf introduced a charter reform proposal this summer, which included specific measures that could limit cyber charter school growth.
The district still has a long-term structural deficit, which will, at some point, demand new money, cutbacks, or both.
Landfills are supposed to pre-treat fracking waste before sending it to a sewage treatment plant — unless it’s a smaller plant. Gary Kruppa found that out when the Belle Vernon plant he runs started failing water quality tests.
Panelists discussed how climate change is affecting vulnerable communities, and talked about potential solutions.
Dispatches from Scotland: Reporter Reid Frazier takes you behind the scenes of his trip to Scotland “to look at where America’s shale gas is going, and what happens to it once it gets there.”
Funds have been used for a wide range of services, such as providing medication-assisted treatment, hiring care workers and helping people with things like housing, transportation and employment.
The Oklahoma ruling could prompt more pharmaceutical companies to settle.