List by Month: 5-2013

Boy Scouts To Take Historic Vote Tomorrow

05.22.13 |

Boy Scout leaders around the country are weighing a big decision. They will vote Thursday on whether to end a ban on gay scouts. The Supreme Court ruled 13 years ago that, as a private organization, the scouts have the right to exclude gay members. ...

Voting Day In New York and Pennsylvania

05.21.13 |

Two important votes are taking place today. It's Primary day in Pennsylvania and School Budget day in New York. These are two huge votes in both states.  In Pennsylvania, voters will be deciding party reps for the fall election in local and ...

NY May Get Stricter Boating Laws

05.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York state lawmakers are pushing for better boating safety. On Monday, they continued to push for requiring boating safety courses for new operators, after a number of deaths in recent years. The bill would require boaters operating ...

Corbett Lawyers Appeal On Behalf Of Penn State Over NCAA Fine

05.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

It's not just Penn State that's suffering from the NCAA fines levied through the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Governor Tom Corbett's lawyers argued Monday the little guys are hurting too: vendors and makers of Penn State memorabilia, the football team's ...

NY Assembly Speaker Says He's Not Leaving His Job

05.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has no plans to step down. Silver apologized Monday for his handling of the sexual harassment scandal involving disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez, but said he has no plans to step down from the post he's held ...

Voting Day Is Tuesday In NY & PA

05.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Tomorrow is Primary Day in Pennsylvania and School Budget Day in New York. There are two huge votes in both states.  In Pennsylvania, voters will be deciding party reps for the fall election in local and county-wide races.  Remember, this ...

Vito Lopez Steps Down

05.20.13 |

New York Assemblyman Vito Lopez officially resigned today amid a sexual harassment scandel that threatened to bring down one of the states' most powerful Democrats. The 72 year-old Lopez stepped down officially at nine o'clock this morning.  ...

Gillibrand Proposes Bill To Help Students Pay Back Student Loans

05.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The legislation would allow students who are repaying federal loans to refinance at a lower interest rate. Senator Gillibrand says students with federal loans with an interest rate of four percent or higher would be eligible for the savings.  ...

U.S. Postal Service Creates Stamps Remembering The Battle of Gettysburg

05.20.13 |

The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a special stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. A ceremony to unveil the stamp will be held at Gettysburg National Military Park this Thursday, the same day that the postal service ...

Dr. Dobson's Family Talk Program Targeted By The IRS

05.17.13 |

The IRS agency has come under fire for targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. We learned that Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk was one of the conservative groups targeted. His son, Ryan Dobson put out a video statement. They applied ...

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