John Wozniak http://wesa.fm en Tourism Could Boost Rural Economies, State Lawmaker Says http://wesa.fm/post/tourism-could-boost-rural-economies-state-lawmaker-says <p>Pennsylvania's&nbsp;rural areas are facing hard economic times, and a state lawmaker believes that tourism could be the answer.</p><p>“Pennsylvania is one of the largest rural states in the union, and when you look statistically it is our rural Pennsylvania that has the highest unemployment rates and I think it needs to be addressed,” said state Sen. John Wozniak (D-Cambria).</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Jess Lasky 23304 at http://wesa.fm PA Dems Outline Budget Savings, Investment in Jobs, Education http://wesa.fm/post/pa-dems-outline-budget-savings-investment-jobs-education <p>Before the holidays, Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to deliver his mid-fiscal year budget update.&nbsp;</p><p>Citing a November report by the Independent Fiscal Office that the commonwealth faces a projected structural budget deficit of $839 million, Senate Democrats Tuesday unveiled a savings and investment plan.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:48:12 +0000 Kevin Gavin 21151 at http://wesa.fm To Wear a Helmet or Not Wear a Helmet? That's Still the Question http://wesa.fm/post/wear-helmet-or-not-wear-helmet-thats-still-question <p>May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, and while everyone wants to keep riders safe, how to best do that is still up for debate in the commonwealth.</p><p>When Gov. Tom Corbett declared May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month he encouraged riders to head to the PennDOT-sponsored website <a href="http://www.livefreeridealive.com">livefreeridealive.com </a>to get tips on how to stay safe while riding. Along with tips such as wearing sturdy shoes and checking tire pressure, it also recommends that riders wear a helmet.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 9683 at http://wesa.fm