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Some PA Lawmakers Are Fasting Today

04.30.13 |

Pennsylvania is observing National Fast Day today. Some keystone state lawmakers may be a bit hungry today at work. They are fasting to commemorate the 150-year anniversary of a proclamation made by President Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War, ...

Abortion Coverage Bill In The P.A. House

04.30.13 |

 Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate will begin discussions this week about legislation that bans abortion coverage in President Obama's health insurance exchanges. The state House of Representatives passed the legislation last week. A ...

NY To Hear Property Tax Lawsuit In June

04.30.13 |

This is a case that affects all homeowners and all teachers in New York state. The Empire State is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the teacher's union against the 2-percent property tax cap, enacted in 2011. The state argues the law is ...

New York Considers Banning Anyone Under 21 From Buying Tobacco Products

04.29.13 |

New York lawmakers are proposing raising the age for tobacco purchases. Following New York City's lead, lawmakers have taken up the cause to raise the minimum age from 18 to 21 statewide. State Senator Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal ...

Closing Arguments In Gosnell Trial Today

04.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Closing arguments begin today in Pennslyvania in the trial of abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell. A Philadelphia jury is set to hear closing arguments in the capital murder trial of the abortion doctor, accused of killing at least 4 babies born alive ...

PA's Community Health Centers To Stay Open

04.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A judge has denied a request to immediately stop a plan by Governor Tom Corbett's administration to close nearly half of Pennsylvania's 60 community health centers. Corbett's Department of Health said it'll move ahead with its plan following the ...

If Voter Turnout Was Different, Mitt Romney Would Have Won In 2012

04.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

For the first time in history, black voter turnout surpassed white turnout in the 2012 Presidential election. In fact, had people voted in November as they did in 2004, Mitt Romney would have won narrowly, according to new analysis out by the ...

Amber Alert App For New York

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

If you live in New York, you can now get updates from the Amber Alert System on your cell phone. The state upgraded the system Thursday, and it allows cell users to receive free automatic updates. Amber Alerts are emergency notices activated in the ...

Federal Judge Says Kids Will Be Held Accountable If They Miss Common Core Tests In NY

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Parents who yanked their kids out of New York's Common Core tests the past couple of weeks will pay the price. On Thursday, a federal judge backed the Governor. The case was brought by parents Melissa and Craig Barber, whose son Hunter was held out ...

Police Calm The Crowd Over the SAFE Act In Batavia

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

350 people packed an auditorium at Genesee Community College in Batavia New York last night to vent their frustrations about the SAFE Act. They listened to a panel of politicians and law enforcement officers who calmed the crowd. Police promised ...

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