List by Month: 7-2017

Women politicians in PA are more effective at getting legislation passed than their male counterparts

07.18.17 | Terry Diener

Researchers have found that female lawmakers were responsible for 10% of the 3,800 bills signed into law the past two years. Women make up only 17% of Pennsylvania's general assembly.

The deadline for free SUNY and CUNY tuition this fall is quickly approaching

07.18.17 | Bob Price

With about a month left before classes begin, the deadline to apply for the Excelsior Scholarship is this Friday, July 21. College financial aid advisors say when you apply, you'll need copies of last year's New York state tax returns, a college...

The head of PA's state-owned university system is leaving his post after four years

07.18.17 | Terry Diener

The State System of Higher Education says Chancellor Frank Brogan will retire on September 1st from the position that pays him $346,000 a year. Brogan, who is 63 years old, told the board of his decision last week, shortly before a meeting in...

Gov. Cuomo says the state has settled on a developer to restore the historic Hotel Niagara

07.18.17 | Bob Price

The 12-story structure hosted its last guests a decade ago. Since then it has become an abandoned eyesore. Built in 1924, the Hotel Niagara was once the grandest of places to stay in Niagara Falls. In its heyday, the hotel provided lodging for...

The 2016 Little League World Series champs will not be making a return trip to Williamsport this summer

07.17.17 | Bob Price

The Maine-Endlwell team was ousted from the tournament by Union-Endicott over the weekend. Union-Endicott was beaten by red-hot Horseheads which enters sectional play undefeated. Horseheads pitching ace Alex Chrisman says he's getting his arm...

PA politicians are pursuing legislation to protect road crews on highways

07.17.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Senators have approved a measure to reduce the number of work zone crashes and fatalities with speed cameras. Senator David Argall from Schuykill County introduced the plan. A driver caught speeding in a construction zone could face an...

An important privacy protection lawsuit heads to court today in Pennsylvania

07.17.17 | Bob Price

Four students are suing the Boyertown Area School District over it's transgender bathroom policy. The students argue that policy amounts to harassment. Boyertown made national headlines last year when it eliminated sex-specific restrooms and...

Senator Chuck Schumer says Amtrak needs to reconsider it's shrinking seat idea

07.17.17 | Bob Price

Amtrak is talking about downsizing it's seats in order to cram more passengers on trains. The U.S. senator from New York says that would be a mistake. Schumer says Amtrak needs to find other ways to save money without burdening passengers.

There is a new push to enact new anti-hazing legislation on college campuses

07.14.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania congressman Patrick Meehan says his Reach Act has never been more needed than now. Earlier this year, a Penn State student died in a tragic hazing episode.   The Reach Act requires colleges and universities to track hazing...

Gov. Cuomo is investing $10 million to improve home-ownership in Buffalo

07.14.17 | Bob Price

The three-year Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative provides funding for home repairs. 250 homes will share in the state funding. More than a million dollars will be invested to prevent home foreclosures.