List by Author: Traci Lynn Woolsey

Gov. Wolf takes steps to protect the vulnerable in Pennsylvania

08.01.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Wolf has signed an order setting up a 25-member group that has three months to propose upgrades for care systems in the commonwealth. The move is aimed at protecting at-risk populations including older citizens in nursing homes...

Empire State will bump the tobacco and e-cigarrette age

07.17.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Starting in mid-November the minimum age to buy e-cigs or other tobacco products in New York will be 21 instead of 18. Governor Cuomo signed the measure into law on Tuesday.  He says his aim is to "prevent an entire generation of New...

The first-ever female NY education commissioner is calling it a career

07.16.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia tells the Board of Regents she'll vacate the top education job in New York to fill a role with a national education group. She plans to serve through August, and is not giving additional details. 70-Year-old Elia...

Well-known grocery chains in NY and PA is warning of a Facebook voucher scam

07.12.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Officials for the Rochester-based Wegmans says the webpage includes the chain logo and wrongfully claims the company is giving away free $80 vouchers for store locations. Wegmans is urging folks not to click on or share the bogus posts. The...

Monroe Co. movement attempts to repeal NY's abortion expansion tonight

07.09.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Marla Parsons says one effort to revoke the "Reproductive Health Care Act" started in Putnam County and has spread to the Rochester area. She notes a representative "is willing to draft the resolution and bring it up for a vote if there is...

Empire State takes steps to tighten the reigns on campaign finance

07.05.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

State leaders have selected at least nine people to implement public campaign finance rules for legislative offices--authorizing up to $100 million a year in public funds. The statewide system is meant to trim the influence of big money in...

Gov. Cuomo has signed the law banning "gay or trans alarm" as legal defense

07.01.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Now in New York, any person charge for 2nd degree murder will not be able to use the “panic” legal defense following an inappropriate advance or the discovery of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. New York...

A NY co. clerk asks feds if illegal immigrant license law violates Constit.

06.28.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Saratogo County Clerk Craig Hayner is spearheading an effort seeking clarification from the DOJ on whether on not the New York law is constitutional. He has written to President Trump on behalf of dozens of other county clerks near...

NY's Generl Assembly votes to name bridge in memory of Trooper N. Clark

06.26.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The approved measure will designate a portion of Interstate-86 in Steuben County as the "Trooper Nicholas F. Clark Memorial Bridge." The bill now awaits the signature of Governor Cuomo. 29-year-old Clark was killed while on duty in Erwin nearly...

Tomorrow is Primary Day in New York

06.24.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Registered voters get to select party candidates. In high population counties, including Erie County, polls open at 6 a.m. Most ballot boxes will be open from noon to 9 p.m. To find details on local races, you can check with your county's...

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