List by Month: 6-2020

Pushing more police reform in NY

06.16.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo has signed three additional bills and issued an executive order called the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative." Every locality with a police agency will need to ratify or adopt a plan by April 1, or they...

PA family forces say resignation of Speaker Turzai leaves big shoes to fill

06.12.20 | Bob Price

Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says House Speaker Mike Turzai, a champion for life, religious liberty, and school choice, "will be sorely missed." Turzai has been PA's top elected Republican since 2015. He was first elected...

U.S. congressman from NY weighs in on calls to dismantle the police

06.11.20 | Bob Price

Rep. Tom Reed says Democrats must resist efforts by the far-left to abolish police departments in the aftermath of the George Floyd tragedy.   Reed says "mutual respect" is a "must" when it comes to thorny issues like race relations and...

There's a power struggle in Pennsylvania

06.11.20 | Brandon Dickson

Republicans in the state House and Senate have voted to end Governor Wolf's pandemic shutdown, but the governor insists he holds veto power.   Senate Republicans are now suing to compel Wolf to issue an executive order officially ending...

Several NY regions will reopen restaurants tomorrow

06.11.20 | Brandon Dickson

Central New York, the Southern Tier, and Finger Lakes are among the list of restaurants opening their doors for indoor dining June 12. Those regions are set to enter Phase 3 of Governor Cuomo's 4-stage COVID-19, comeback plan. The governor...

Pennsylvania's 14 state universities are planning to reopen in the fall

06.11.20 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors approved a general framework for reopening the 96,000 student system, giving individual presidents authority to work on details for their campuses, which are spread...

The NY state legislature has passed a series of police reform measures

06.10.20 | Bob Price

The state Senate and Assembly approved a bill that requires state troopers wear body cams and makes police disciplinary records public, among other measures. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says police will now have rules from...

The commonwealth's auditor general calls for criminal justice reforms

06.10.20 | Brandon Dickson

Eugene DePasquale has outlined 18 recommendations, including eliminating cash bail for non-violent offenders. One of the other reforms includes providing defense funding for low-income offenders. Currently, Pennsylvania is the only state that...

Focused on Phase 3 in New York state

06.10.20 | Brandon Dickson

New York state has released more information about what businesses will be eligible to open again in the next portion of Governor Cuomo's reopening plan. Restaurants and personal care services are next to open up in phase three which the...

Gov. Cuomo calls on Pres. Trump to apologize to protester hurt in Buffalo

06.09.20 | Bill Price

The elderly man was hurt after being pushed to the ground by two cops in Buffalo after a protest there last week. The governor blasting the president after he tweeted "Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur," and "he...

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