List by Month: 3-2016

Budget deadline looms in Albany

03.31.16 |

Governor Cuomo says a deal's been reached on a $150 billion spending plan, but whether the rank-and-file will go for it remains to be seen. The budget deadline is midnight tonight. The spending plan includes a billion dollars in tax breaks and...

PA community colleges, State System universities sign agreement

03.31.16 |

A new partnership between the 14 community colleges and 14 state universities in Pennsylvania will enable more students to attain an associates degree than ever before. The "reverse transfer" program allows students who began their...

Court upholds dismissal of charges against former officials of Penn State

03.31.16 |

A Pennsylvania appeals court will not reconsider its decision to throw out the most egregious charges against three former Penn State administrators related to their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The State Superior Court...

Scamming cancer charities are shut down after lawsuit

03.31.16 |

A multistate civil lawsuit filed against a group of family members who claimed to raise money for cancer victims has been settled, resulting in the closing of two charities. New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Cancer Fund of...

Obama and Biden endorse Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate race

03.30.16 |

Former state Environmental Secretary Katie McGinty is the pick for President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the April's Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. In a statement released Wednesday, Obama noted McGinty's work on energy...

White House hopefuls Ted Cruz and John Kasich will both speak in Harrisburg this weekend

03.30.16 |

The GOP presidential nominees will share with the attendees of the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on Friday, April 1.Election officials say there has been a noticeable surge in new Republican voters in Pennsylvania ahead of the April 26th...

A large crowd showed up last night for a concealed carry seminar in Bradford County, Pennsylvania

03.30.16 |

The meeting in Leroy Township gave residents an overview of the states' firearms laws. It also educated gun owners about a new concealed carry partnership program with cross-state neighbor Chemung County, NY.Bradford County Sheriff Clinton...

A new report from New York's comptroller finds lax oversite of natural gas pipeline

03.30.16 |

The state's top fiscal watchdog, Tom Dinapoli says the energy industry failed on six occasions over the past 12 months to report pipeline problems. Dinalopli is calling on the Public Service Commission to ramp up its monitoring of the state's...

Former New York Assembly Speaker Silver is disbarred

03.30.16 |

The appeals court made the decision Tuesday in Manhattan--four months after Sheldon Silver was convicted of fraud and extortion. Prosecutors insisted the 72-year-old Democrat traded favors to enrich himself. Silver is scheduled to be sentenced...

Governor Wolf vetoes the state's fiscal code

03.29.16 |

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has vetoed the state's fiscal code, a one-hundred page document by which education dollars are divvied up.Wolf says the code is unfair in how it distributes school aid.