State officials plan Utility Impostor Awareness Week after rash of robberies

Members of the Keystone Alliance to Stop Utility Imposters joined State Rep. Mike Regan (R-Dist. 92) on Monday at the Capitol Rotunda to unveil HR 341 and declare June 8-12 Utility Imposter Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. Officials have been warning the public about a recent increase in incidents of imposters posing as utility workers, gaining access to people’s homes and committing robbery. Read More »

Highmark-Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania merger approved

Highmark, Inc., said on Monday that it has completed a merger with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) after gaining approval from the state's insurance agency.Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will ensure that current clients' benefits will remain unchanged for the time being. The company said that over time, enhancements will be made to better serve clients. Read More »

PA Chamber praises House legislators for opposing tax hikes

Responding to state House legislators’ voting against Gov. Tom Wolf’s tax-increase proposal, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President Gene Barr issued a statement on Monday supporting the opposition and urging a pension-crisis resolution. In March, the governor proposed a budget with tax hikes to increase state spending to nearly $34 billion, nearly a $5 billion increase over the current year. Read More »