The state is trying to end a practice that can leave patients with bills running into the tens of thousands of dollars. Let's say you go to an in-network hospital or clinic. You might expect to pay your co-pay and little else.
In Pittsburgh, housing is a matter of paradoxes: affordable housing advocates point to a shortage of units accessible to low-income renters while all around the city houses worth very little stand vacant. Mayor Bill Peduto wants to address both the dilapidated structures and the dearth of affordable housing in one initiative, using federal Section 8 funds to fix up vacant homes and provide mortgages to families that would otherwise be renting in a rising market.
Ah, fresh snowfall. It's magical, isn't it? The whole world is covered in white powder, drivers have to slow down (or stop driving entirely) and life stands still for a brief moment. If you live in a city, that moment is especially brief. Before you know it, the snow is packed down with footprints and tire tracks, and it turns gray and even black from the traffic.
(WXXI) Before this week, President of Seneca White Deer Dennis Money could be heard referring to the abundance of the animals at the Seneca Army Depot. He spoke of as many as two hundred of the rare deer in the area, not albino, just expressing a regressive white gene.
Two years after state lawmakers voted to hike driver fees and let the gas tax increase to pay for roads and bridges, they're facing a shortfall in available money for construction projects. Trade groups say the top culprit is the diversion of dedicated transportation funds into the Pennsylvania State Police budget.
Landowners in Susquehanna County prepared for a last-minute confrontation with tree-felling crews who were expected to begin clearing forest on Friday to make way for the planned Constitution Pipeline to take natural gas from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale into New York State.