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PA's Bond Rating Downgraded

07.22.14 | FL News Team

Pennsylvania's bond rating has been downgraded by Moody's Investors Service. It might be a black eye to the state's government, but the state's taxpayers will share the pain. Like a credit rating, the bond rating determines a lender's risk and the ...

PA Health Officials Probe Effects of Gas Drilling

07.17.14 | FL News Team

  The head of Pennsylvania's Department of Health says its experts are responding to health complaints related to natural gas drilling, but there is no quick and easy way to answer questions about the issue. Health Secretary Michael Wolf tells ...

Libous Denied Information Requestion in Federal Court Battle

07.17.14 | FL News Team

A federal judge has rejected requests by attorneys for Sen. Thomas Libous and his son Matthew Libous for more information about the government’s cases against them.Thomas and Matthew Libous were indicted July 1 in connection with a federal ...

Atheist to Give Invocation at Greece Town Board Meeting

07.15.14 | FL News Team

An atheist is set to deliver the invocation in a western New York community whose town board won a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding its right to open meetings with a prayer.Dan Courtney said he asked the town of Greece right after the 5-4 ...

NY Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

06.20.14 | FL News Team

Late last night,  Medical Marijuana passed in New York State.The bill, however, prohibits patients from smoking the drug. Instead, doctors can only prescribe edibles, tinctures or vaporizers. Of the 22 other states that have legalized medical ...

Bike Helmet Laws Enforced in PA

06.18.14 | FL News Team

Police in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania are cracking down  on kids. They are tired of seeing children without bike helmets. The keystone state is one of 22 states where you can get a ticket for forgetting a bike helmet. Chief Scott says hundreds ...

Time Ticking for On-Time PA Budget

06.18.14 | FL News Team

 Governor Corbett has issued an ultimatum-- on the budget. He says lawmakers will not be allowed to leave town-- until the budget is balanced. No matter how long it takes.   The session ends in a week and a half. The governor has posted ...

PA Lawmakers Push for Medical Marijuana

06.11.14 | FL News Team

A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania could be ready for a state Senate committee vote this month, supporters say.The bill would set up state oversight of doctors to prescribe marijuana for a range of illnesses, said Sen. Mike ...

New York Cracks Down On Opiate Abuse

06.11.14 | FL News Team

The State Senate sent a clear message this week by passing more than 20 bills aimed at fighting against heroin and opioid abuse. Steuben County leaders are applauding that vote, which they hope will add to their own efforts, including the ...

Pennsylvania Has Second Highest-Paid Lawmakers in Country

06.10.14 | FL News Team

According to the National Conference of State Legislators, Pennsylvania's lawmakers continue to have the second-highest average salary in the nation.California is first, with an average legislator salary of $90,526, and Pennsylvania's average ...

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