List by Month: 3-2016

Cornell calls on former leader as interim president

03.25.16 |

Hunter Rawlings, III will serve as interim president again as the university seeks to install a new leader. Rawlings, a 71-year-old professor emeritus of classics, was Cornell's president from 1995 to 2003 and interim president in 2005 and...

Pennsylvania's long budget nightmare is over for now

03.24.16 |

Governor Wolf has agreed to let a Republican spending bill become law and GOP lawmakers are relieved. House speaker Mike Turzai says the decision is good for taxpayers and schools. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau says allowing the $30 billion...

SUNY says it can freeze tuition if the state increases funding

03.24.16 |

The State University Board of Trustees says it could freeze tuition for a year, but would need at least $73 million in state aid for the deal. The Senate and Sssembly budget proposals call for either tuition freezes or getting rid of the tuition...

New York's budget deadline is next week but ethics may not be included

03.24.16 |

Lawmakers say anti-corruption measures will be handled "separately" from the $145 billion spending plan.Over the past 15 years, more than 30 New York lawmakers have been ousted from office.The disgraced former senate leader Dean Skelos pleaded...

Republican Pennsylvania senator will meet with the Supreme Court nominee

03.24.16 |

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says he will meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, but still believes the court vacancy should not be filled this year. Toomey's remarks come a day after Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey met with the nominee on...

Governor Wolf faces the dilemma of his career over budget

03.23.16 |

Shall Tom Wolf veto or cave to growing pressure and pass an emergency spending bill so schools don't shut down next month? Many in Wolf's own party are now encouraging him to capitulate and approve big chunks of a budget he has openly...

Many Pennsylvanians switch political party

03.23.16 |

65,000 people have made the switch in the run-up to next month's primary contest.Election officials say one candidate in particular is fueling the political metamorphosis and that candidate is Donald Trump.The deadline to register in time for the...

New York's farmers might get a break if the state's minimum wage is boosted to $15

03.23.16 |

Speaking to reporters in Niagara Falls on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his office is currently working on a modification for the agriculture industry, but he didn't give specifics."I believe we have to make a special modification for the...

New York Assembly votes in favor of legalizing MMA

03.23.16 |

Professional mixed martial arts scored a huge win Tuesday when the state Assembly voted 113-25 in favor of the bill.New York the last state to legalize the popular but controversial sport.For the past seven years, a bill for MMA has passed the...

Call to restrict drone use that interferes with hunting, fishing in Pa.

03.22.16 |

Environmental officials say there have been at least a half dozen incidents of unmanned aircraft flying near eagle's nests and interfering with waterfowl. The drones can spook migrating birds. Animal rights groups have said they use drones to...

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