List by Month: 1-2017

NY conservatives are rallying around President Trump's immigration reforms

01.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Republican Congressman Chris Collins says the temporary travel ban makes sense from a national security standpoint.  Collins says the U.S. is right to hit the pause button on immigration from countries that are "hotbeds of...

Gov. Cuomo wants to change the state constitution to keep abortion legal in NY in case the national ruling gets overturned

01.31.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Democratic governor unveiled his proposal at an Albany rally hosted by the lobbying group of Planned Parenthood in New York.  Cuomo said, "My daughters and all young women have rights today that my sisters didn't have, that my mother...

PA's senate majority leader promises a thorough vetting of Gov. Wolf'sconsolidation plan

01.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Jake Corman promises a thorough vetting of Gov. Wolf's government consolidation plan. The governor yesterday proposed combing four state agencies into one. Corman says the consolidation effort requires legislative approval and cannot be done by...

A truck driver has died in a 50-vehicle pileup during a snow squal on Interstate-83 in York County Pennsylvania

01.31.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The chain-reaction wreck involved 40 passenger and 10 commercial vehicles.

Attorneys general from 16 states have sent a letter to the president, calling the immigration order unconstitutional

01.30.17 | Bob Price

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a hotline to assist detainees and is offering legal assistance to any migrant affected by the president's actions. Pennsylvania's attorney general was also involved in sending the letter.

Two PA senators have introduced legislation calling for a state constitutional amendment

01.30.17 | Bob Price

They want to expand property tax exemptions for disabled veterans. Under the proposal, veterans with at least a 50% disability would be exempt from paying part of their property taxes, Currently,  vets must be 100% disabled to receive an...

Sunday was 'Random Acts of Kindness' Day in Binghamton, NY

01.30.17 | Bob Price

Kate McKan and her friends have been doing this every January 29th the past five years. It's to honor McKan's infant son, Mason, who died of SIDS in 2012.  She's says having something to look forward to helps in the healing...

The Republican majority in the PA Senate is wasting no time in flexing its newfound muscle

01.30.17 | Terry Diener

In the Senate’s first full week of the new two-year session, a Senate committee advanced legislation that would kill Philadelphia’s sick-leave law and withhold state grant dollars from sanctuary cities.  So far, Wolf has vetoed...

The New York Power Authority could soon use drones to inspect ice booms

01.30.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The agency has teamed up with a Canadian utility for a test run of a drone inspection of the ice boom between Lake Erie and the Niagara River.Instead of using helicopters or boats to check for needed repairs…drone-use could save money...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf will today propose the consolidation of four state agencies into one department

01.30.17 | Bob Price

He wants the departments of human services, health, aging and drug and alcohol prevention to become one new state agency. The consolidation will result in major job cuts, but save the state money. The new unified agency would be called the...