Spokesman Chuck Ardo said there was “absolutely no connection at all.”
The Commonwealth Court suit said the chain, with four homes in Western Pa., misled consumers by failing to provide basic services.
The Senate passed a budget bill late this afternoon, after earlier approving a bill that allows privatization of liquor sales.
The governor said he would review the companion bills on liquor sales and pensions and respond to the GOP today.
State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale delivered a series of “realistic and responsible reforms” to the governor Tuesday.
GOP leaders plan to submit a budget that Gov. Tom Wolf says he will veto.
Enrollment now is expected to fall by 1,697 students this fall, a bigger dip than the 862 forecast before student commitments were received.
The Achievement School District would be run by a board appointed by the governor and Senate and House leaders.
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey isn’t running for re-election until next year, but his first re-election television commercial begins airing today.
The pope will be in Philadelphia Sept. 26-27 for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families conference.
Commonwealth Court will hear the case of whether state offices should retain email, pushed by media outlets including the Post-Gazette.
Disruptions would be few at first but a long delay to approve a budget could cause damage as the GOP and Democratic governor remain at odds.
The governor separate letters to state workers and to the tens of thousands of vendors who do work with the commonwealth.
Sate Auditor General Eugene DePasquale will recommend fixes for the state’s beleaguered municipal pension systems by Tuesday.
Getting people to consider a career as a trooper has proven to be a tougher sell than it once was.
Also, late Sunday the Senate approved a bill that would create a statewide school district to oversee the lowest-performing schools.
The worst state budget fight was in 1969, when the disagreement lasted 247 days, with the state running on stopgap funding.
The U.S. population grew by 3.3 percent over the last five years, but it increased in Pennsylvania by just 0.7 percent.
The Mobile Justice app allows users to record video and audio and send immediately to the ACLU.
Filming horizontally is recommended, as is keeping a distance, and refraining from speaking or commenting in order to avoid confusion.
The $30.1 billion Republican plan, which would not raise taxes, relies in part upon revenue from privatizing liquor sales.
Though same-sex marriage is legal in Pennsylvania, it’s still legal to discriminate based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
Leaders of Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system are extending a $6.5 million line of credit to Cheyney University.
The senator said the bill would help prevent ID theft and improve the response of the IRS to identity theft-related tax fraud.
The move prompted Gov. Tom Wolf to pledge that he would veto such a bill.
Following two cyberattacks on Penn State's College of Liberal Arts, the university is resetting passwords on its college-issued accounts.
President Barack Obama called the decision “a big step in our march toward equality.”
Top Democratic lawmakers say Gov. Tom Wolf has told them that he’ll veto a GOP plan that does not meet his priorities.
With no movement in negotiations between the governor and GOP leaders, Republicans say they will deliver a budget by the June 30 deadline.
Gov. Tom Wolf accuses Republican legislators of not negotiating in good faith.
Pittsburgh joined other cities in challenging the law, which allowed outside parties such as the NRA to challenge local gun ordinances.
The bill, which passed the Senate today, sets a $1.65 monthly surcharge for any device that can contact 911 centers.
The school wants the State System of Higher Education to issue up to $76 million in bonds.
The health care giants have been battling since last year over cancer payments, treatment rates and the process for settling disputes.
The dismissed aide, the office's labor-relations coordinator, said a superior told him only that the AG wanted to "go in a new direction."
Federal and state authorities are investigating what they described as a dangerous incident Tuesday night in the skies over Pennsylvania.
Officials hope the new complex will boost annual visitors from about 300,000 to 500,000.
Forecasters are trying to determine whether straight line winds or a tornado caused most of the damage.
Tim Reese, 51, still requires confirmation by a two-thirds Senate majority of the Senate before he may take over as treasurer.
The log doesn’t prove drilling causes illness, but reflects a range of complaints by citizens, physicians, workers and health agencies.
State Auditor General Euqene DePasquale says the audit likely will contain "strong recommendations" for change within the department.
Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative leaders Monday expressed frustration about the lack of progress in talks on the budget and related issues.
The pope is expected to attend the performance on the last night of the World Meeting of the Families in September.
The Vienna-style lager available in mid-August will come in 12-oz. cans featuring Paterno’s image and accomplishments.
Police said at least five people were injured, two critically, in the second shotgun shooting in Philadelphia in three days.
The homeless man and the purse’s owner didn’t want to go on camera Thursday. But the station says their meeting included thanks and hugs.
In a letter to Highmark attorneys, Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller noted that the approval does come with some conditions.
The unannounced visit was part of an inquiry into allegations she illegally leaked confidential documents to embarrass a foe.
The oil and gas trade group says state regulators are illegally considering public resources in permit applications.
Expanding its roots, the Southern Baptist Convention is launching more churches in Ohio, Pennsylvania and throughout North America.