HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s new fiscal year will begin without a state budget in place, as Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and top Republican lawmakers haltingly worked through Thursday’s deadline to hammer out a roughly $42 billion spending plan whose details were still largely being kept secret.
PLAINS TWP. — The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board worked through a long agenda Wednesday that included passing a final budget with no tax increase, appointing a new member, accepting a lawsuit settlement with the prime construction contractor of the new high school, adding a new Early Learning Academy for four-year-olds, inking a five-year sports medicine deal with Geisinger and buying two new reading programs for elementary students.
WILKES-BARRE – Mia Hopkins, a former Pittston Area basketball standout and a current member of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, will be conducting a basketball camp at the Friedman Jewish Community Center (JCC) on Friday and Saturday.