List by Month: 1-2013

SUNY Releases Information On New Online Bachelor's Degrees

01.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

As of this fall, you can get earn an entire Bachelor's degree online through New York's SUNY school system. The details were released in the State of the University speech. Three high demand fields like information technology and health care will ...

NY Would Have The Ability To Come Into Your Home And "Confiscate" Weapons: A Closer Look At The State's Proposed Gun Law

01.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have tentatively agreed on a broad package of changes to gun laws that would expand the state's ban on assault weapons. It includes new measures to keep guns away from the mentally ill.  ...

PA College Professors 'Close' On A Deal

01.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The union representing faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 public universities is reporting progress on contract talks. The union says it reached tentative agreements on compensation with state higher education officials. However, the Association of ...

Reproductive Care Act Would Have Sweeping Repercussions Across NY

01.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on an abortion bill that would allow women to abort babies through the ninth month of pregnancy. It's called the Reproductive Care Act. Also, every hospital in the state, including those against abortion, would have ...

Tour The PA Governor's Mansion Without Leaving Your Living Room

01.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

You can now go online and get a virtual tour of the Governor's mansion in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. First Lady Susan Corbett said many people across the state simply can't come for a physical tour, so she began looking for other options. The ...

Final Fracking Review Due In A Little Over 3 Weeks In NY

01.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The end may be in sight for the high volume hydrfracking review in New york state. There's no word yet on extending the comment period for a study on the gas drilling technique, and that means the review that has been going on since 2008 could wrap ...

Lottery Privatization Up For Discussion Today In The PA Senate

01.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Expect the hearing to be spirited today as Governor Tom Corbett's team explains to the state Senate while the lottery in Pennsylvania should be privatized. The hearing starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, Corbett spiced things up by awarding a contract to ...

Teacher Eval Plans Looming In New York State

01.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The deadline is this Thursday for school districts across the state of New York to have their teacher evaluation plans in place, and the vast majority of districts say they will make the cutoff. Those that don't risk loosing a share of a 4-percent ...

Schumer Asks Gun Retailers To Stop Selling Assault Weapons Before Law Is Passed

01.14.13 |

The Empire state's senior senator said retailers that sell assault weapons should stop offering them for purchase while Congress debates a bill restricting their use. On Sunday, Chuck Schumer released a letter he sent to major retailers asking for ...

Pastor Drops Out Of Giving the Benediction At Obama Inauguration

01.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

An evangelical pastor from Atlanta has withdrawn from giving the benediction at President Obama's inauguration. Reverend Louie Giglio, said if he participated, some would make the gay rights agenda a focal point of the swearing in ceremony. Giglio ...

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