Keeping up with the neighbors: WV, MD, NY

A look at state government news across the region

West Virginia deals with lottery fraud, Maryland works to shed light on public data, and New York releases figures on overtime spending.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014/Author: Mike Howells
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Gov. Corbett’s Healthy PA Medicaid waiver plan approved by feds

The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Thursday the approval of the Healthy PA Medicaid waiver submitted by the Corbett administration.

“It means we are going to be able to change the health care landscape here in Pennsylvania with a plan that is specifically designed for Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Corbett in a video clip released by Commonwealth Media Services.

Thursday, August 28, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Study gives Pennsylvania barely passing marks in economic performance and job growth

An annual pre-Labor Day report issued by the Keystone Research Center Thursday gave Pennsylvania poor marks in terms of economic performance and job growth.

The 2014 State of Working Pennsylvania looked at four areas—called “buckets” by the researchers—of the economy: job growth, joblessness (including unemployment and underemployment), wages, and income. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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A LOOK BACK with Sen. Edwin Erickson (R-Delaware)

A LOOK BACK with Sen. Edwin Erickson (R-Delaware)

Sen. Edwin Erickson (R-Delaware) sat down with The PLS Reporter at his district office in Drexel Hill to discuss his time in the legislature, his greatest accomplishments, and his plans to stay busy during retirement. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Debate continues on possible impact of EPA’s proposed carbon emissions standards

Earlier this year, the US Environmental Protection Agency released an initial proposal that would require states to lower their carbon emissions 30 percent by the year 2030 in the interests of reducing greenhouse gases and combating global warming. Many in traditional energy markets—especially the coal industry—are worried this requirement will put them out of business and drive up energy costs.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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