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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 ...

New York Bill to Curb Abandoned Homes

06.05.14 | FL News Team

   A bill is in the works in NY that'll help rid the state of abandoned properties. These  "zombie" houses are homes that have sat vacant for years due to foreclosure.  The legislation, pushed by  New York State Attorney ...

NY Considers Zoning Laws for Anti-Drilling Towns

06.04.14 | FL News Team

 New York's top court will decide by the Fourth of July whether towns can use zoning laws to ban gas drilling from their borders. The seven-member Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases out of Dryden and Middlefield, where ...

Pennsylvania to Downsize State Government

06.04.14 | FL News Team

 Two bills passed the state Senate on Tuesday that would affect all three branches of government. Senators are signaling support for amending the constitution to get rid of top state government offices including Lieutenant governor and two ...

Upton Waives Right to Preliminary Hearing

06.03.14 | FL News Team

Almond Upton,  the man accused of intentionally hitting and killing State Trooper Christopher Skinner will not appear in court Tuesday.It had originally been scheduled in the Town of Chenango court for Tuesday morning.The 60-year-old from ...

Measles Cases Spotted In Pennsylvania

05.27.14 | FL News Team

Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located, has reported its second case of measles in a month. It's unclear if the two cases are related. Now-- officials have notified a bank and a yogurt store where one of the infected people worked-- to ...

Penn Yann Flood Victims to Receive Grants

05.26.14 | FL News Team

New York State will aid the flood victims in Penn Yann, New York. Speaking over the weekend, Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy said grants, not loans, will be made available to renters, homeowners, and small business owners. Renters and homeowners can ...

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