List by Month: 5-2013

Property Taxes And New York Schools: Things Look Good For Homeowners This Year

05.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A mere 4 percent of school districts in New York will try to get voter approval to override the state's property tax cap this time around. Only 28 of the 669 districts who filed their budget proposals with the state said they would seek approval of ...

Casino War: Governor Cuomo Gives Indians An Ultimatum

05.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Cuomo said he would stay out of Indian territory when casino-planting, if the Indians reach agreements with the state. Some upstate Indian tribes have been withholding 500-million dollars for years in a dispute over gaming rights; but they ...

Former PA Governor George Leader Passes Away

05.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

George Leader was the son of a chicken farmer who was elected to the state's highest office in the late 1950's before he turned 40 years old. The youngest Pennsylvania governor, he overhauled the mental health system, added special education to ...

PA Marks It First Year Since 1915 Without A Hunting Death

05.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Hunting is safer. That's the conclusion of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. They just released a report on hunting-related shooting incidents in 2012. For the first time since the commission began tracking such incidents in 1915, a year came and ...

PA Now Has Political Boundary Lines

05.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The State Supreme Court is upholding a revised plan to redraw the boundaries of Pennsylvania's legislative districts. The court's unanimous ruling came after it initially rejected a map drawn by a five-member commission of top lawmakers and a ...

Pass A Schoolbus? You May Get Recorded By A Bus Camera

05.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill is in the works in Albany that would allow school districts to use cameras on school buses and issue tickets to drivers who violate the law.  Supporters of the bill say it would help improve safety for children who ride school buses. ...

Upstate NY Property Taxes Highest In The State; When You Consider Home Value

05.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Upstate New York cities pay the highest tax rates in the state. That's even though the value of their homes is quite low, a report from the Empire Center found on Wednesday. One example is Binghamton, where the owner of an 80-thousand dollar home ...

NY Congressman Tom Reed Has Gastric Bypass Surgery

05.09.13 |

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie isn't the only one who's had weight loss surgery this year. New York Congressman Tom Reed said Wednesday he had gastric bypass surgery the same month as Christie on February 28th. A doctor told Tom Reed he could ...

Tyndale House Publishers Scores A Victory On The HHS Mandate

05.08.13 | Sarah Harnisch

At the government's own request, a federal appellate court has dismissed the Obama administration's appeal of the HHS birth control mandate against a bible publisher. The administration's defeat marks the first total appellate victory on any ...

More NY Politicians To Be Accused Of Corruption Today

05.08.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There are another 6 elected officials under investigation in New York state. It's all linked to the case of ex-senator Shirley Huntley, who wore a wire and recorded conversations for police while they were investigating political corruption in ...

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