List by Month: 6-2014

PA's Largest Labor Union Endorses Tom Wolf

06.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's largest labor organization is endorsing the Democratic ticket for governor. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO's executive council voted Thursday to support Tom Wolf and his running mate, state Sen. Mike Stack. They are challenging Republican ...

PA's Democratic Chair Says He's Not Going Down Without A Fight

06.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Democratic Party chairman Jim Burn says he intends to challenge Katie McGinty, the hand-picked candidate of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf, when the party’s state committee chooses a new chairman later this month. Burn ...

There's Yet Another Name In The Hat To Buy The Bills

06.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula is reportedly preparing a bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills. The Pegulas say they want to purchase the team and keep them in Western New York. No offers are being accepted at this time, as the process of ...

Wolf Endorses McGinty for PA Democratic Chair

06.12.14 | Terry Diener

Gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf has endorsed a former opponent - Katie McGinty - for chairwoman of the state Democratic Party.  He also endorsed state Representative Jake Wheatley of Allegheny County as vice chairman. Wolf disclosed his choices ...

PA's Political Corruption Costing Taxpayers

06.12.14 | Terry Diener

A scholarly study based on data from the Justice Department says Pennsylvanians pay inflated taxes because the state's public corruption rate is among the highest in the nation.  The report in Public Administration Review shows public ...

NY Lawmaker Urges for Legislation Before Summer Recess

06.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

          New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver wants the minimum wage increased and the Dream Act-financial aid for Illegal immigrants to attend college-passed in the next few days. Silver says he ...

NY Bill Could Curb Explicit Photo Sharing

06.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  A bill that would make it illegal to share explicit photos of an ex passed the New York State Senate Wednesday.   The bill would require a person's explicit consent before revealing photos could be posted online. Under the proposed ...

PA Lawmakers Push for Medical Marijuana

06.11.14 | FL News Team

A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania could be ready for a state Senate committee vote this month, supporters say.The bill would set up state oversight of doctors to prescribe marijuana for a range of illnesses, said Sen. Mike ...

PA House Scraps Pension Reform Plans

06.11.14 | Bob Price

  Members of the Republican majority met privately on the topic for hours yesterday afternoon but a spokesman says a complicated proposal to create a hybrid pension system for future school and state workers generated many questions but not a ...

New York Cracks Down On Opiate Abuse

06.11.14 | FL News Team

The State Senate sent a clear message this week by passing more than 20 bills aimed at fighting against heroin and opioid abuse. Steuben County leaders are applauding that vote, which they hope will add to their own efforts, including the ...

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