List by Author: Traci Lynn Woolsey

The trial of a former aide to Gov. Cuomo commences today

01.22.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The corruption case against Joe Percoco gets underway today with jury selection in Manhattan.  Percoco and several co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to claims of bid-rigging for state economic development projects.

Pennsylania is looking at falling state prison numbers

01.22.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Wolf Administration says last year's drop in state prison populations is the largest decrease on record. There are now nearly 3,300 fewer inmates than five years ago. Last year's dip also marks the fourth year in a row for an inmate decline...

Gov. Wolf is moving to boost pay for salaried PA workers

01.18.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic Gov. Wolf says employees need to treat their employees fairly. The controversial Jobs that Pay plan would raise the minimum amount employees need to make to get overtime by doubling the current federal threshold by 2022.

A NY candidate for governor seeks to legalize recreational pot

01.16.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra says using the revenues from marijuana for infrastructure is a better route than raising new taxes. Even amidst an opioid epidemic, eight states across the nation have legalized recreational...

GOP lawmakers press Gov. Wolf to change 'parent' on birth certificates

01.15.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

More than 20 legislators have written to Tom Wolf to change the "parent" label on birth certificates back to "mother" and "father." Representative Daryl Metcalfe says "the executive branch is not allowed to go about making policy changes that...

NY officials are keeping an Amazon incentive package under wraps to the public

01.15.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

In hopes of landing the company's planned second headquarters, four of the 238 bids from North America are from New York, including the Buffalo/Rochester and Syracuse/Utica areas. But "mums the word" on numbers for the taxpayer-funded...

The flu has claimed 100 lives in the U.S. this season

01.12.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The CDC says influenza is now widespread in 46 states--nearly four times more states compared to last year. In Pennsylvania, the disease has claimed the lives of 18 people, including a 21-year-old body builder. New York has reported the first...

PA's decalration to fight opiods includes a new facility

01.11.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Tom Wolf says the state's progress will be monitored at the Opiod Operational Command Center. The CDC says Pennsylvania has the nation's highest 4th overdose rate.

NY lawmakers are looking to do away with taxes for seniors

01.10.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

State Senate Republicans have unveiled a plan this week that would allow seniors 70 and older and eligible for the enhanced STAR program to have their school property taxes eliminated. Senate majority spokesman Scott Reif says the plan would...

A new program would limit books offered to NY state inmates

01.09.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Incarcerated men and women will have far fewer options come September due to changes in the Empire State's DOC. A pilot program at select facilities is now limiting items from a handful of approved vendors. The state’s Department of...

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