Thursday, November 21, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state Senate has Ok'd a major transportation spending proposal that proponents hope will modernize travel in Pennsylvania. House approval is expected today. The proposal would raise gasoline taxes and motorist fees to spend $2.3 billion a year more on roads, bridges and mass transit. Governor Tom Corbett supports it.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Some United Methodists are calling on the church's eastern Pennsylvania bishop to stop holding religious trials for pastors who perform gay weddings. A group plans to deliver a petition with about 20,000 signatures to Bishop Peggy Johnson today at the church's regional office in Norristown. On Tuesday, a religious jury suspended a Methodist minister for officiating the marriage of his gay son.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gambling officials have fined three Pennsylvania casinos a total of nearly $300,000 for violating state regulations. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced penalties against casinos in Valley Forge, Philadelphia and Grantville.
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — A town near Philadelphia that's famous for fungus will ring in 2014 with a giant mushroom. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the 700-pound, stainless steel toadstool will be lowered from a crane December 31st as residents of Kennett Square count down to the New Year.