List by Month: 3-2013

PA Judges Sue To Waive Forced Age of Retirement

03.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania judges are required to retire at age 70. Now, eight county judges from across the state are fighting the requirement in a federal court. They have filed two age discrimination lawsuits. The mandate has stood for 43 years.

NY Budget Due April 1st; Cuomo Says It'll Be On Time

03.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's less a month till New York's budget is due April 1st. And Governor Cuomo plans to have it done on time. Increasing the state minimum wage, locating 3 upstate casinos, and increased aid for schools are the top 3 issues facing the state ...

Gun Owners In PA May Be Required To Buy Insurance

03.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There is a bill before the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee that would require anyone with a license to carry a concealed firearm to buy $1 million in liability insurance. The thinking, according to the bill's sponsor, is to encourage ...

NYS Comptroller Finds Issues With The Home Rebate Program

03.01.13 |

New York state's school tax relief program, the STAR program, isn't working the way it should be. The state comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, found some towns were lax in their oversite, and gave benefits on multiple homes to the same owners. It cost ...

Scholarship Fund Put In Place For Slain Nanticoke Corrections Officer

03.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A viewing will be held today for a 34 year old corrections officer who was killed by a prisoner using a homemade weapon this week. Eric Williams was killed at a federal prison near Waymart in Wayne County.The viewing is today from 4 to 8 at Greater ...

Obama Administration Files First Legal Brief On Gay Marriage

03.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Obama Administration has made it's most forceful argument yet in favor of gay marriage. On Thursday, the white house filed a legal brief, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on same sex marriage, Proposition 8. ...