List by Month: 3-2013

NY May Get A Budget Today

03.18.13 |

New York leaders hope to announce an on-time budget today. After meeting Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York legislative leaders say they believe they have the budget done-- and they're poised to make an announcement later today. It would be ...

Environmentalists In PA Want Changes In Shale Drilling Industry

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania environmental officials want drillers to use waste water from coal mining to extract gas from the marcellus shale region. Every day, 300 million gallons of polluted mine water enters Pennsylvania streams and rivers, turning many into ...

Changes Coming For Public School Students In PA

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

As expected, the Pennsylvania Board of Education has adopted a more rigorous curriculum known nationally as the Common Core Standards. The board also voted to require students to pass the Keystone Exams before they graduate from high school. The ...

Broome County Tops The State of NY In Population Exodus

03.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

According to new U.S. Census figures, Broome County's population drop is the highest in the state; even more then New York City. The county lost 25-hundred people between 2010 and 2012, according to estimates released Thursday. Cornell University ...

Gas Spill In Tunkhannkock PA Prompts Evacuations

03.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Workers have capped a malfunctioning natural gas well in northeastern Pennsylvania that spilled wastewater and prompted evacuations. State Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Colleen Connolly says the well in Wyoming County was ...

Gun Show Operators Agree To NY SAFE Act Requirements

03.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York authorities say most of the state's gun show operators have agreed to new rules to make sure weapon sales are properly tracked and done safely. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says that 23 operators - representing more than 80 percent ...

Burn Bans Start In NY And PA Proclaims Wildfire Prevention Week

03.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

All outdoor residential bush burning in New York has been prohibited by the D-E-C as wildfire season gets underway. The season begins on March 16th and ends on May 14th. The restriction was put in place back in 2009 to prevent wildfires and to ...

The Nitty Gritty On The Huge PA Turnpike Scandal

03.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new 88-page state report charges a former state senator, three former top Turnpike Commission officials and four others with running a years-long "pay-to-play scheme" that forced companies to make campaign contributions or provide gifts to them ...

There Are Plenty Of Family Docs In P.A.

03.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Not only are there enough family doctors in Pennsylvania, but most are willing to care for the uninsured. The information, among the findings of survey results released this week by the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. They interviewed ...

SAFE Act Won't Be Blocked Until The State Supreme Court Case

03.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A State Supreme Court judge has denied a motion to block parts of New York's SAFE Act, the new gun control law. A group of more then 12-hundred Second Amendment supporters sued the state over the haste with which the law was passed. They say it ...

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