List by Author: Brandon Dickson

Want free SUNY tuition?

03.30.18 | Brandon Dickson

Applications for next fall's scholarship are being accepted now in New York. The Excelsior Scholarship covers tuition for students at state schools. New students need to apply by July 23rd. Current recipients do not have to reapply. Last...

Judge says PA's Lt. Gov. Stack can keep his name on the ballot

03.30.18 | Brandon Dickson

The judge rejected a claim that he falsely listed Mike Stack's mother's home as his residence on election records, when he actually lives in a state-owned mansion. The judge sided with Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, saying his actions show his...

A Cornell student is back in court related to the purchase of a gun

03.29.18 | Brandon Dickson

Charlie Tan, previously acquitted in the shooting death of his father in their Rochester-area home, now faces federal gun charges. His latest trial focuses on the alleged straw purchase of the shotgun, used in the February 2015...

Feds raid upstate NY home linked to secretive group

03.28.18 | Brandon Dickson

The raid of the Albany-area residence of NXIVM President Nancy Salzman and the search of a second location, came after the group's longtime leader, Keith Raniere, appeared in court in Texas on Tuesday. The group, accused of coercing female...

Gov. Cuomo says $5 million has been earmarked for Rochester projects

03.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

The money will be used to redevelop the old Renaissance Square Block on East Main Street and several other buildings on State Street. City officials say once the projects are finished, the Flower City will have 145 apartments and some...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf has introduced a voting reform plan

03.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

Among his suggestions, same-day and automatic voter registration. Wolf adds that Pennsylvania needs to modernize absentee voting. He also suggested ending gerrymandering, and enacting campaign finance reform to reduce the influence of special...

A PA congressman is dropping out of his race in the wake of redistricting

03.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

Ryan Costello is the 39th GOP lawmaker to announce his retirement from congress this year, according to CNN. Costello, a two-term representative of the 6th District, previously won his races in a then-more favorable district for Republicans with...

Advocates urge NY lawmakers to set aside more $ for housing for people with mental illness

03.26.18 | Brandon Dickson

Supporters delivered nearly 25,000 letters to state leaders describing what they say is a critical lack of housing for some of the state's most vulnerable residents. Cuomo has proposed $10 million in new funding, but advocates say more is...

Chief justice of PA's top court 'very concerned' over effort to impeach

03.23.18 | Brandon Dickson

Republican Chief Justice Thomas Saylor says impeachment threats on four Democratic justices over their rulings in a congressional redistricting case are an attack on the independent judiciary. Saylor's comments come two days after 12 House...

The Sweet 16 continues tonight with Syracuse at Duke

03.23.18 | Brandon Dickson

As the college basketball tournament continues a former NBA player is trying to take a month, normally known for its madness, and turn it into "March goodness." Derek Anderson tells Family Life News what his initiative is all about teaching...

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