List by Month: 12-2018

NY hunters are reporting a successful year for white-tailed deer

12.27.18 | Brandon Dickson

Through December 16, hunters reported taking 11-14% more deer this year compared to last. A final report on the deer and bear harvests for the 2018 big game hunting seasons is expected to be released early next year.  

PA's governor says its time to consider legalizing recreational pot

12.20.18 | Terry Diener

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf made the comment while answering questions from the public on Twitter. Wolf says “more and more states are successfully implementing marijuana legalization,” and Pennsylvania should learn from their efforts...

Faith-based adoption agency enlists legal help in response to NY state ultimatum

12.20.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Jeana Hallock with Alliance Defending Freedom says state officials conducted a routine audit in October, then targeted the agency for its Biblical beliefs on marriage and family. The state says the New Hope Family Services in Syracuse needs to...

Pennsylvania introduces tool to report suspicious opioid activity

12.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf says it's available within the state's prescription drug monitoring program site for registered users. Attorney General Josh Shapiro says doctors and pharmacists know "when something looks suspicious." Shapiro calls prescription...

Funding for farm-fresh food in NY

12.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

New York state has announced $1.5 million in grants to support 18 different farm-to-school initiatives that serve more than 420,000 students. The money can be used to purchase locally produced fruits and veggies, and to hire and train...

PA lawmakers are staking out key positions ahead of the new session

12.19.18 | Terry Diener

A top Republican in Harrisburg is repeating his guarantee that his party will refuse to raise any taxes or fees. Stan Saylor, who heads the pivotal House Appropriations Committee, says in a new press release that returns are stronger than...

Buffalo Bulls beat Syracuse

12.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

Syracuse raced out to an early lead, but Buffalo used a strong, second half surge to help the Bulls beat the Orange 71-59 last night.   It's the first time U.B. has beaten the Orange since 1963. Syracuse has lost back-to-back...

PA teams with coalition to impose regional carbon emission limits

12.19.18 | Terry Diener

A coalition of nine states aims to create “a regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels through a cap-and-invest program.” The states...

Legal proceedings involving Rep. Chris Collins are moving forward

12.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

The 27th District Republican was excused from attending a status conference in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday. During the proceeding, a judge laid out what both the prosecution and defense will be required to do before Collins and his...

Charter-Spectrum will pay customers in $174.2 million settlement in NY AG’s speed fraud lawsuit

12.18.18 | Bill Price

$62.5 Million out of the $174 million settlement will go to over 700,000 customers.  It's compensation for fraud. Each subscriber in New York will get between $75 and 150 along with streaming services and premium channels at no...

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