List by Month: 5-2014

Cuomo's Lt. Governor Pick May Have Competition

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's running mate may have to face a primary election. Bill Samuels, a wealthy democratic activitist, said Tuesday he may run for Lieutenant Governor, against Cuomo's pick, Kathy Hochul. Samuels said he's simply ...

Compassionate Care Act Passes in NY Assembly

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York assembly has passed a bill allowing for the use of medical marijuana. The state democratic-led assembly passed the compassionate care act, increasing the pressure on the senate to pass the measure before the session concludes at the ...

Measles Cases Spotted In Pennsylvania

05.27.14 | FL News Team

Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located, has reported its second case of measles in a month. It's unclear if the two cases are related. Now-- officials have notified a bank and a yogurt store where one of the infected people worked-- to ...

Low Turnout at PA Polls

05.27.14 | Terry Diener

  The numbers are in on how many people voted in last week's primary elections in Pennsylvania: fewer than 1 in 5 registered voters made a pit stop at the ballot box last Tuesday. That's a figure some experts say Pennsylvania could improve if ...

Senator Schumer Seeks Funds to Curb NY Heroin Market

05.27.14 | Bill Price

U.S Senator Chuck Schumer is asking for $100 million in funding to curb the scourge of heroin in New York and across the country. Monday, the New York Democrat asked for additional federal dollars to be allocated to the high-intensity drug ...

Poor Record for Buffalo VA

05.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

You've heard about the Veteran's Affairs scandal-- 26 VA offices offering slow or no medical care to our vets. Apparently, the Buffalo VA is one of the worst offenders. The Buffalo VA serves 31 counties-- covering the western half of New York State ...

Governor Corbett Ends Ban on Drilling Near State Lands

05.26.14 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Corbett will allow natural gas companies to drill under state forests and parks but will ban drilling that would result in long-term surface disturbances.  In an executive order that took effect on Friday, Corbett ended a blanket ...

Wolf Leading Corbett in PA's Gubernatorial Polls

05.26.14 | Terry Diener

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Pennsylvania Governor Corbett's approval rating at just 36 percent. Anything under 40 percent is considered a huge danger sign for an incumbent. That same poll showed Corbett's Democratic opponent, Tom Wolf, ...

Penn Yann Flood Victims to Receive Grants

05.26.14 | FL News Team

New York State will aid the flood victims in Penn Yann, New York. Speaking over the weekend, Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy said grants, not loans, will be made available to renters, homeowners, and small business owners. Renters and homeowners can ...

New Carpooling Site in the Twin Tiers Could Save on Gas

05.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The new site, called Broome Tioga Rideshare- is now up and running. It allows users to search for carpool matches who live nearby and have similar schedules. Users can be matched by starting point-or by finding others with common routes or nearby ...

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