List by Month: 2-2020

PA's new law increases penalties for certain human trafficking offenses

02.06.20 | Terry Diener

Gov. Tom Wolf signed the legislation, which will take effect in two months. It makes it a first-degree felony to recruit, harbor, transport or obtain someone, knowing the victim will be subject to sexual servitude. The law also makes it a...

NY's health insurance premiums skyrocket

02.06.20 | Jeremy Miller

Last year, the the Empire State had the second highest average for single-coverage premiums with a rate increase of 6%. That's about $1,000 higher than the national average.

Gov. Wolf responds after President Trump's directed comment during State of the Union

02.06.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Commander-in-Chief was critical of the commonwealth's chief executive on Tuesday over Wolf's handling of a school choice program. The remark came after Mr. Trump pointed to a Philadelphia fourth-grader and her mom sitting in the balcony of...

New York's Green Light Law trips a red light for DHS

02.06.20 | Bill Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Department of Homeland Security is now blocking New Yorkers from enrolling in 'trusted traveler' programs due to the controversial state law that grants drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. Trusted traveler programs allows customers to...

NY Gov. Cuomo announces measure to enhance highway worker safety

02.05.20 | Bob Price

The "Slow Act," which stands for "Slow Down and Look Out for Highway Workers and Pedestrians Act imposes tough criminal penalties for violent actions against highway workers in construction zones. Research shows over the last five years there's...

Gov. Wolf's latest budget again calls for state police service fee

02.05.20 | Terry Diener

In this new version of his old proposal, every municipality across Pennsylvania would have to chip in. Wolf plans to raise nearly $136 million based on a formula that accounts for median household income, the cost to operate local barracks and...

The president's right hand man comes to the commonwealth today

02.05.20 | Brandon Dickson

Vice President Mike Pence will speak at a Women for Trump event in Cumberland County today at 5 p.m. It's at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill and will feature Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. This is the...

Cornell says one student is being tested for coronavirus

02.05.20 | Brandon Dickson

It comes just days after the university prohibited student travel to china. The student, who displayed symptoms, is in isolation and receiving care.

A gallery honoring Planters' mascot could be coming to the commonwealth

02.04.20 | Brandon Dickson

During a peanut-themed celebration held on Public Square Monday, Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown said he's planning to bring a Mr. Peanut gallery to the city. It comes after Mr. Peanut was reborn as Baby Nut during a Super Bowl commercial Sunday...

NY State Police enforce Move Over Law after trooper hit in Salina

02.04.20 | Jeremy Miller

The trooper who suffered neck and back injuries is said to be doing o.k. The Move Over Law requires divers to slow down and give emergency or hazard vehicles a lane of space while they work. Failure to obey the law carries a two-point...