List by Month: 6-2019

A NY co. clerk asks feds if illegal immigrant license law violates Constit.

06.28.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Saratogo County Clerk Craig Hayner is spearheading an effort seeking clarification from the DOJ on whether on not the New York law is constitutional. He has written to President Trump on behalf of dozens of other county clerks near...

Millions of criminal charges sealed today with start of PA's Clean Slate Law

06.28.19 | Terry Diener

The second phase of Pennsylvania's Clean Slate Law kicks in today. While law enforcement will still be able to pull up arrests and convictions, the public — including landlords and most employers — will not. Forty million charges...

Get ready to pay more to heat your home and drive your car in NY

06.28.19 | Bob Price

It's thanks to the landmark climate change law signed by Governor Cuomo. Energy experts say the cost of weaning the Empire State off of fossil fuels will hit consumers where it hurts--in their wallet. The soon-to-be-law sets aggressive, legally...

Supreme Court's gerrymandering ruling should have no immediate impact on PA

06.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

That's because the series of legal disputes that played out in the Keystone State took place largely within the state court system with Pennsylvania's Supreme Court having thrown out the former congressional maps to impose its own for the 2018...

PA counties continue to assist ICE to deport illegal immigrants in local custody

06.27.19 | Terry Diener

Released this week, the new Temple University study highlighted 19 counties in Pennsylvania with relatively large immigrant populations, finding they are routinely cooperating with immigration enforcement at a time when many so-called sanctuary...

Toll hike means you'll pay more for infrastructure and access to NYC airports

06.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has proposed raising tolls at its bridges and tunnels and hiking fares on its PATH rail service and on trains to JFK and Newark airports. It’s also seeking a $4 surcharge on taxis and...

Chaos as PA Senate hearing turned into a shouting match over a welfare program

06.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

It began when Republicans attempted to block Democrats from offering amendments to keep the benefits;  and Lt. Governor John Fetterman, who was presiding over the meeting, didn't allow Majority Leader Jake Corman to speak. Democrats say the...

NY landmarks being lit in LGBT colors this week

06.27.19 | Bob Price

The spire of One World Trade Center, the Mid-Hudson Bridge, the SUNY Central Administration Building, and the State Fair Exposition Center will shine in colors of the pink and blue transgender flag today and tomorrow and rainbow colors of the...

NY native back in Batavia after receivng Medal of Honor from Pres. Trump

06.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia is the first living Iraq War veteran to receive the nation's highest military honor.   Bellavia helped his platoon escape fire in Fallujah in November 2004 and killed at least four insurgents.  

A snowy day may not translate into a day away from schoolwork in PA

06.26.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania’s schools soon may be allowed to give out school assignments students can do at home on days when school buildings are closed due to heavy snowfall or other issues. State lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow school...