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Governor Cuomo blasts new CDC guidelines when it comes to the coronavirus

08.27.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Centers for Disease Control now says if you're exposed to people with the virus, but are healthy you may not need to get tested. Cuomo believes it's an effort by the Trump Administration to "artificially" lower the overall infection...

NRA fires back after NY AG Tish James announces order to dissolve group

08.07.20 | Bob Price

Letitia James has filed a lawsuit against the gun rights group--claiming its leaders raided the NRA's "piggy bank" for their own personal gain. But, the National Rifle Association insists the AG has a "political vendetta" against them. The NRA...

NY Gov Andrew Cuomo takes the reins of the national governors group

08.06.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Other state executives have unanimously named New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as chair of the National Governors Association during the virtual 2020 summer meeting this week. The Democratic executive will become the longest-serving governor in...

New York adds more 10 states to its list for quarantine-travel visitors

07.21.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Cuomo is adding the states to the isolation list for folks visiting the Empire State. That means residents coming from places including Indiana, Maryland and Virginia need to quarantine for two-weeks once they arrive. Delaware is also...

Grocery workers could receive a pay raise soon amid the coronavirus crisis

07.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is calling on top grocery chains to reinstate hazard pay for frontline workers. Senator Krsten Gillibrand, of New York,  is backing that demand and calling for grocery stores to...

Sen. Pat Toomey is no fan of extending the $600 unemp. insurance benefit

07.08.20 | Brandon Dickson

Sen. Toomey notes there's no need to stretch the benefit beyond July.   U.S. Senator Bob Casey, also of Pennsylvania, co-sponsors the bill that would extend the $600 dollar unemployment insurance assistance and would only phase out once...

The search is over for a UConn senior accused of murdering 2 people

05.28.20 | Brandon Dickson

23-Year-old Peter Manfredonia led cops on a multi-state manhunt. Police found him near a truck stop in Hagerstown, Maryland last night. Connecticut State Trooper Christina Jeltema says no one was injured as police took the man into...

Nursing homes fight back against a potential flood of lawsuits

05.04.20 | Brandon Dickson

Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the facilities are pushing to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care. In New York, which leads the nation in nursing home deaths, a lobbying group has...

Two commonwealth congressmen call for more Bureau of Prisons oversight

05.04.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Representatives Fred Keller and Glenn Thompson have teamed up to sponsor a measure that would require the federal Bureau of Prisons director be approved by the U.S. Senate. The Federal Prisons Accountability Act is companion legislation to a...

PA group files brief with high court to allow pro-life protests outside clinic

05.01.20 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Family Institute's Michael Geer tells Family Life a Pittsburgh City Council member spoke, aiming to assure that women entering the clinic would not hear a pro-life message. It remains to be seen whether the U.S. Supreme Court...

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