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No plan to offer gas extraction tax in budget package

06.30.14 | Bob Price

Proponents of a state severance tax on natural gas extraction may not be able to offer amendments to enact one because the General Assembly does not plan to bring up a budget companion bill that sets tax rates, legislative leaders said ...

Conestoga Wood Specialties wins in Supreme Court religious freedom appeal

06.30.14 | Bob Price

The conservative Mennonite owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties reacted with applause and prayer Monday after the Supreme Court upheld their religious objection to covering emergency contraception. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court said the federal ...

Deadline Arrives for New York Casino Applications

06.30.14 | Bob Price

Forget fax machines or email attachments - developers hoping to build casinos in New York state used boxes, binders and trucks to submit their proposals to gambling regulators ahead of Monday's application deadline. Contenders for one of up to ...

New York Top Court OKs Local Gas-Drilling Bans

06.30.14 | Bob Price

New York's top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals affirmed a midlevel appeals court ...

PA Budget Due At Midnight Tonight

06.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

As the clock for getting an on-time budget gets closer to running out of time, people around the Capitol began to suggest over the weekend that Gov. Tom Corbett has resigned himself to just getting a budget done without it having pension reform or ...

Hobby Lobby, Conastoga Wood Decision Expected Today

06.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

For Norman Hahn, the conservative Mennonite founder of Conestoga Wood Specialties in Pennsylvania, an anxious wait is almost over. Family Life reporter terry Diener says the Supreme Court is expected to rule today on the Hahn family's ...

Chuck Schumer Wants To Child Proof E-Cigarette Liquid

06.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Citing a rising number of calls to poison control centers relating to liquid nicotine, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday called on the federal government to require child-proof caps on containers used to refill e-cigarettes. Poison control ...

PA Grocery Store Changes Rules On Gas Discounts

06.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania based grocery market chain is changing its gas discount program. Giant Foods rolled out the new rules on Sunday. You still get a discount of 10 cents a gallon for each $100 you spend on groceries and pharmacy items. But effective ...

NY Governor Gave Permission To Watch The World Cup

06.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

You had permission. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo approved an extra hour of lunch for all employees in New York State to watch the USA versus Germany game. Cuomo wrote a letter in response to Coach USA Jurgan Klinsman, saying New York stands ...

A Senate Shakeup Could Result In Major Changes In NY

06.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A hydrofracking moratorium, a higher minimum wage, stronger abortion protections and public financing of campaigns would top the agenda for Senate Democrats if they win a majority in November. The decision late Wednesday by a five-member Senate ...

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