List by Month: 4-2014

PA Towns Fail to Document Natural Gas Money

04.28.14 |

   Municipal and county governments across Pennsylvania have failed to account for how $17 million in natural gas impact money was spent. Nearly half the local townships and boroughs receiving impact money and a quarter of the counties ...

Speedy Ruling Expected for PA Same-Sex Marriage Case

04.28.14 | FL News Team

Judges in two of the five lawsuits challenging the same sex marriage ban are expected to make a decision by early summer. Both the ACLU which is fighting to overturn Pennsylvania's marriage law and governor Corbett, who is opposed to same sex ...

NY Lawmakers Aim to Delay Teacher Tests

04.28.14 | FL News Team

 A much-discussed new state test for would-be teachers will be in the Albany spotlight this week, with many observers pulling for the video-based assessment to be delayed as a certification requirement.As of May 1, teachers-in-training cannot ...

New York Casino Applicants Expected to Dwindle

04.28.14 | FL News Team

 A generous refund policy and the potential for partnerships means the number of applicants seeking New York casino licenses will likely be whittled down in the months to come.The state has received 22 application fees of $1 million each from ...

Judge Okays Partial Release of Attica Riot Papers

04.25.14 | FL News Team

 A New York judge has approved public disclosure of two remaining volumes from an investigation into the 1971 Attica prison riot and aftermath, but is excluding grand jury excerpts.Justice Patrick NeMoyer says it's now up to New York Attorney ...

Developers Submit Million Dollar Casino Bids

04.25.14 | FL News Team

Twenty-one developers submitted 22 application fees for a New York casino license before a key midnight deadline, according to the state's casino-siting board.The companies and partnerships who paid the $1 million fee are now eligible to compete ...

Bridges Across PA Need Urgent Repair

04.25.14 | Terry Diener

An analysis of recent federal data has found more than 63,000 bridges across the United States are in urgent need of repair, with Pennsylvania having the most. The report, released on Thursday by the American Road and Transportation Builders ...

PA Attorney General Kane Cite Conflicts as Sting Investigation is Halted

04.25.14 | Terry Diener

Two weeks after state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane challenged Philadelphia's district attorney to take over the sting investigation she shut down, her office said Wednesday that she would not turn over the case file until certain legal issues ...

Mellow, Perzel, DeWeese May Lose PA Portraits

04.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Senate President Pro Tempore Bob Mellow and former House Speakers Herb Fineman, John Perzel and Bill DeWeese have all been convicted on corruption charges. Their official portraits still hang in the Capitol hallways. But freshman lawmaker ...

Turkey Season Kicks Off This Weekend In PA

04.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Another spring gobbler season is just days away from kicking off in Pennsylvania. Hunters ages 16 and younger can take advantage of an early-season opportunity beginning a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, April 26. Pennsylvania’s youth ...

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