| Mar 24, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's not often that you see a legislative committee fairly falling all over itself to offer a hand to a state agency beset by budget cuts. But yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee wrapped the state......
| Apr 26, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you're like us, then you start each morning with a tall, cold glass of Fracking Water. With its mix of essential vitamins, minerals and radioactive isotopes, there's nothing quite like a tall, cold glass......
| Dec 8, 2011
Another draft of proposed state Senate districts was released by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi.
Although the draft gives Democratic Sen. John Wozniak more of Somerset County, it still leaves Democratic Sen. Rich Kasunic completely out of the...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 8:55 PM
A plan to redraw state House and Senate lines was approved by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission Monday with a 4-1 vote.
The new maps outline 50 Senate districts and 203 House districts for the 2013 session. As expected, Somerset County lost...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:14 PM
1. The 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, was chosen as the top story of the year by the Daily American news staff.
The Flight 93 National Memorial was dedicated on Sept. 10. Vice President Joe Biden and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton...
| Jan 12, 2012
Business leaders and elected officials gathered Thursday for a legislative update held by the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce.
About 75 people packed the Somerset Country Club to hear what the elected officials had to say.
The event began with...
| Jan 31, 2012
The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act filed Tuesday would allow the use of toll credits for Appalachian highway projects such as Route 219.
The toll credits would provide funding necessary to finish the highway — a project local, state...
| Feb 7, 2012
Local lawmakers have mixed feelings on the budget Republican Gov. Tom Corbett released Tuesday morning.
Corbett announced that his $27.14 billion budget closes a projected shortfall of $700 million and reduces spending by $20 million. It meets the state'...
| Feb 9, 2012
A Cambria County Republican announced he plans to run for the seat held by Democratic state Sen. John Wozniak.
Tim Houser, 54, of Ebensburg, owner and president of Askew-Houser Funeral Home in Ebensburg and Nanty Glo, said he would bring private sector...
| Feb 13, 2012
Democratic state Sen. John Wozniak announced Monday that he will seek another term in office.
Wozniak, 55, was elected to the Senate in 1996 and represents the 35th district.
"I think when you look at my overall record, I represent the west central part...
| Feb 17, 2012
It appears there will be no local primary races for General Assembly seats.
Based on the 2001 district maps, state Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar, R-Allegheny Township, and Frank Burns, D-East Taylor Township, will not have primary opposition on April 24....