List by Month: 3-2013

NY Minimum Wage Bill To Be Paid For By Taxpayers

03.27.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Much of New York's minimum wage increase will be paid for by taxpayers. The details of how the "minimum wage reimbursement credit" would be paid for has been spelled out at the bottom of a revenue bill. By 2016, the state minimum wage is set to ...

Picasso Art Sale Breaks Record

03.27.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A billionaire hedge fund manager just paid $155 million dollars for a Picasso.  That's 16 million more than he agreed to pay. What's interesting, though, is that new buyer paid more for it even after it's previous owner tore a hole in it with ...

Memorial Fund Set Up For PA Family of 2 Girls Killed In Car Crash

03.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A second child has died from a car crash in Northeastern Pennsylvania. 3 year old Catrina Williams of Minersville died Monday afternoon at LeHigh Valley Hospital after she was taken off life support. A day earlier, her older sister, 6 year old ...

Details of the Rebate Checks Coming in 2014 For Middle Class New Yorkers

03.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

We're learning more about a rebate check going out to middle class families in New York next year, courtesy of the state budget. Anyone making between 40-thousand and 300-thousand dollars dollars a year with at least one child under the age of 18 ...

NY Homeowners Have To Re-apply for STAR Property Tax Rebate

03.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

If you want a STAR property tax rebate in New York State, you'll have to apply for it again. Because of widespread reports of abuse and fraud, lawmakers said anyone who wants the rebate, which can be worth anywhere from 300 to a thousand dollars ...

Last Year's Deer Season In PA Was Better Than Average

03.26.13 |

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says hunters bagged about 2 percent more deer this season than last, an above average harvest. 343,110 deer were harvested during the 2012-2013 hunting season. The increase was driven by a 5-percent increase in ...

PA Gets Another Snowstorm

03.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The state of Pennsylvania is ready for the latest snowstorm today. The Department of Transportation and the Turnpike Commission both said they are fully staffed and have treated most of the roads in the state with brine to help the snow melt ...

Dairy Farms Can't Keep Up With Yogurt Plants In NY

03.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Yogurt production is growing in New York state, but the cow herds aren't. Greek yogurt has gone from being a niche product to bringing in a billion dollars a year, and New York is a huge beneficiary. But the state has stayed stagnant at ...

PA To Talk About Health Insurance With Federal Government

03.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The State of Pennsylvania has a plan to deal with the new government requirements for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act. Governor Tom Corbett's administration says it'll meet April 2nd with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen ...

Ellis Island To Stay Closed in 2013

03.25.13 |

You'll be able to visit the Statue of Liberty as of July 4th, but not the Ellis Island immigration museum, if you head to New York City. The museum sustained severe damage from the surging waters of Superstorm Sandy October 29th. The storm brought ...

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