Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm en Winter Slushes Along, But Do We Have Enough Salt? http://wesa.fm/post/winter-slushes-along-do-we-have-enough-salt <p>Temperatures are expected to plummet from now until Thursday with light snow showers scattered throughout the region, and some are worried the salt supplies won’t last.</p><p>Despite rumors of a potential salt shortage, city and state officials say they’re doing everything they can to keep the roads clear.</p><p>PennDOT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spokesman Steve Cowan said the state is ordering more salt to keep up with the high demand.</span></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:21:42 +0000 Michael Lynch 23431 at http://wesa.fm PA’s Got a Bad Debt Grade http://wesa.fm/post/pa-s-got-bad-debt-grade <p></p><p>According to a <a href="http://www.nclc.org/images/pdf/pr-reports/report-no-fresh-start.pdf">new report</a> by the National Consumer Law Center, Pennsylvania gets a failing grade when it comes to protecting low-income families from debt collectors.</p><p>This is due, in part to outdated laws that have not been changed since the 19th century says Robert Hobbs, Deputy Director of the National Consumer Law Center who worked on the report. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:39:12 +0000 Katie Martin 19138 at http://wesa.fm PA’s Got a Bad Debt Grade Corporations May be the Bridge Between Government and Infrastructure http://wesa.fm/post/corporations-may-be-bridge-between-government-and-infrastructure <p>After the House failed to pass a plan to pay for roads, bridges and mass transit last June, there is renewed speculation about another possible vote on a transportation funding proposal.</p><p>Renewed interest in lobbying efforts stems from the imposed weight limits on over 1,000 bridges in Pennsylvania. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:50:56 +0000 Nick Frost 17372 at http://wesa.fm Corporations May be the Bridge Between Government and Infrastructure