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Governor Elect Tom Wolf Says Gas Drilling Stays in PA

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Elect Tom Wolf visited northeastern Pennsylvania Thursday. Wolf is going around the state talking about the financial future of the commonwealth. He was in Kingston to bring the message that Pennsylvania is facing a $2 billion deficit in ...

Major Bill Coming In PA To Ban Gifts To Lawmakers

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania lawmakers' willingness to stop taking gifts from lobbyists, state contractors and other people who want to influence state government is about to be tested. Lancaster County Sen. Lloyd Smucker said Thursday that he will introduce a ...

3 in 4 Students Graduate In NY State

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New data released Thursday by the State Education Department shows 76.4 percent of students who entered 9th grade in 2010 graduated with a diploma before June of 2014, up slightly from the previous year. The state's 5 largest school districts ...

New York's Retailers In Trouble Over Selling Toy Guns

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York retailers are in trouble over toy guns. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday sent cease-and-desist letters to several major retailers, including Walmart, Amazon, and K-Mart, for allegedly selling prohibited toy guns online to ...

NY's Casino Locations Announced

12.18.14 | Bill Price

The State Gaming Facilities Location Board awarded three Vegas-style casino licenses instead of four. Those licenses are going to Sullivan, Schenectady and Seneca counties. The Montreign Resort in the Catskills town of Thompson, the Lago Resort in ...

NY to Ban Fracking

12.18.14 | FL News Team

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the Empire State will ban hydraulic fracturing, after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks.An order will be issued early next year banning the ...

PA Officials Cite Indirect Health Concerns of Fracking

12.18.14 | Terry Diener

A study released Thursday found the indirect effects of hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania may be far broader than water pollution. The Keystone Research Center, a labor-backed policy center says communities with the highest intensity of natural ...

PA's Casino Revenue Down From Last Year

12.18.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's casino revenue was down 2.6 percent in November compared to a year ago. The Gaming Control Board says table game revenue at the state's 12 casinos increased slightly last month compared to a year ago, grossing $63.8 million, up ...

Governor Cuomo to Announce NY Casino Bid-Winners Today

12.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Sixteen bidders vying for up to 4 licenses will be waiting with baited breath as the Gaming Facility Board lines up to announce its picks for the first private casinos in state history. The announcement comes at 2 p.m. today near the state capitol ...

Report Suggests NY Votes on Fracking Resolutions Skewed

12.17.14 | FL News Team

A reform group studied votes taken by local governments across the state on whether to allow hydro-fracking, and found numerous potential conflicts of interest that they say could have tainted the outcome of the votes. The New York Public Interest ...

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