- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday.

GOV. TOM WOLF HOPING TO WOO ‘GOOD REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS’ TO PASS BUDGET

Rep. Gene DiGirolamo, a Bucks County Republican, says it will be difficult, but not impossible, for Wolf to woo enough Republicans to his side to pass both houses of the Legislature, where huge GOP majorities are in control.

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INSURANCE COMMISSIONER TERESA MILLER HOLDING HEARING ON ‘SURPRISE BALANCE’ BILLS

Today’s informational hearing will details bills being issued for health care services at expensive out-of-network rates being sent to patients who assumed their treatment was covered by their insurance network.

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PENN STATE LOOKING TO RENOVATE OR REPLACE BEAVER STADIUM IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS

Penn State has hired an architecture firm to recommend improvements and funding plans for its 18 athletic facilities, including the world’s third-largest stadium. The 106,572-seat stadium has undergone seven expansions, but plumbing, concourses and other aspects remain antiquated, despite additions of luxury boxes and high-definition scoreboards.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR TURNPIKE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened one minute past midnight 75 years ago, on Oct. 1, 1940. People came from across the country to drive four lanes with limited access and no stop signs or red lights for 160 miles, all the way from Irwin, near Pittsburgh, to Carlisle, outside Harrisburg.

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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS CLAIM NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL

By splitting yesterday’s doubleheader, the Cardinals clinched a berth in the National League Divisional Playoffs and sent the Pittsburgh Pirates to the league’s Wild Card game for the third year in a row.

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