Gov. Tom Corbett helped balance his proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year by lifting a moratorium on new gas drilling under state forests and other public lands. According to the budget, leases and royalties will produce $75 million for the state trea
The News-Item's cheers and jeers from the past week of news:
- Cheers to the proactive approach by local police in organizing a public meeting Wednesday night in Elysburg to address the problem of drug abuse in our communities. Ralpho Township Patrolman
HARRISBURG - The application period for seven programs administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority opened March 21 and runs through July 21, state Sen. John Gordner reported. The programs are funded by impact fees paid by natural gas drilling c
HARRISBURG - Fifty years ago, Pennsylvania voters approved a constitutional amendment to authorize borrowing so the state could purchase land for recreational, conservation and historical purposes.
The result was the Project 70 bond program from 1964