List by Month: 11-2019

Several pro-life bills are up for debate in PA's General Assembly

11.18.19 | Bob Price

Both the state House and Senate are weighing measures that recognize the humanity of the unborn. One bill would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Another would allow for the humane disposal of fetal remains in the event of a...

Syracuse Univ. shuts down frat activities after alleged racist incident

11.18.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

S.U. Chancellor Kent Syverud says the suspension "pending the outcome of the investigation" impacts the whole campus until the end of the semester.   This comes following reports that members of “Alpha Chi Rho” harassed a black...

Pennsylvania's minimum wage is up for debate this week in Harrisburg

11.18.19 | Bob Price

At $7.25 an hour, the minimum wage in Pennsylvania is the lowest allowed by federal law. Governor Wolf wants to increase the wage to $15 an hour over the next five years. Republicans argue if that happens, tens of thousands will lose their jobs.

Changing the charter school system in Pennsylvania

11.15.19 | Bill Price

This morning Governor Wolf "took-the-wraps" off his plan to reform the state's 22-year-old law when it comes to how the commonwealth's 200 charter schools are run. The Democrat says the current law is failing students, teachers, school districts...

New York's Greenlight Law takes effect next month

11.15.19 | Bob Price

Those opposed say the law will pave the way for fraud and abuse in the Empire State. Stephen Hayford with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says, once the law goes into effect, 265,000 undocumented immigrants are expected to apply for...

Veteran homelessness in Pennsylvania has dropped by nearly 13%

11.15.19 | Terry Diener

Regional officials say the veteran homelessness in Pennsylvania has dropped 40.5% since 2010. This year’s estimate finds that 37,085 veterans experienced homelessness in January 2019, compared to 37,878 reported in January 2018. Officials...

NY adoptees are now allowed to receive a certified birth certificate at age 18

11.15.19 | Family Life News Team

Governor Cuomo signed the measure into law on Thursday.  It will ensure all adult New Yorkers will have the same rights to information about their birth and biological parents. Previously, adoptees had to file a court petition to find out...

No unemployment checks issued for 4 in PA

11.14.19 | Terry Diener

The system went down early last Thursday and stayed more or less out of commission until Sunday night. In an email Department of Labor and Industry officials said that means an estimated 2,500 people weren’t able to file their claims on...

Conflicting accounts about the Catholic diocese in Buffalo

11.14.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

This comes following a recent report from the Vatican. Catholic news correspondent Christopher Lamb claims Bishop Malone's resignation is soon to come after a recent meeting with the papal ambassador to the U.S. Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas...

PA's medical pot program passes a half billion in sales in nearly 2 years

11.14.19 | Terry Diener

John Collins, director of the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana, said at an advisory board meeting this week that about 147,000 people are currently certified to purchase medical marijuana at one of the 72 dispensaries now in operation...