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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 ...

Cuomo Promises Hydrofracking Decision By Year's End

12.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says you can expect a ruling on high volume hydrofracking-- in the next 2 weeks. The governor said Monday he expects a decision on whether or not to allow gas drilling-- before the end of the year, suggesting that the ...

PA Lawmakers Consider Natural Gas Tax

12.15.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania senate says he's open to taxing natural gas in the Keystone state. Newly elected Senate Majority leader Jake Corman told the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association forum this weekend he was willing to ...

NY Counties Hit by Storm Could Get Help from FEMA

12.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the cost of the storm that hammered Buffalo and Western New York in November was 46 million dollars. Towns collectively only need 27 million dollars to get federal grants from FEMA-- the Federal Emergency ...

No Raise for NY Lawmakers Until They Nod to Finance Reforms

12.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Cuomo said he's pushing legislative leaders for public finances of campaigns, limits on outside income, and stronger campaign finance laws-- but says they have resisted. Lawmakers want to hold a special session before year's end-- so they can get ...

NY, PA See Little Snow from Winter Storm Damon

12.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The National Weather Service says the bulk of the storm went north and east Tuesday, hitting Connecticut and Rhode Island the hardest. It doubles back today and we'll see steady snowfall through tonight. But the snow totals have been downgraded, ...

Workers Rally In Albany for New Wage

12.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Workers gathered at the state capital yesterday in support of raising the living wage for tipped workers. The governor passed a bill to raise the wage to $9.00 by the end of 2015, but tipped workers still stay at $5.00 an hour. They rallied Tuesday ...

NY AG Schneiderman Wants Power to Prosecute Police

12.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In a letter to Governor Cuomo, Eric Schneiderman cited a "crisis of confidence" in the state's justice system-- after the Eric Garner police choking death. On Monday, he asked the governor to grant him the power to investigate and prosecute police ...

NY's School Aid System Under Investigation

12.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Federal education officials have granted a year-old request from two upstate school districts to investigate whether New York's school aid system shortchanges districts with large minority populations. The U.S. Department of Labor will take a ...

PA's Grove City Partners with NY's King's College

12.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Under the partnership program, Grove City College will send up to three students a year to study for a semester at The King's College. The students in Grove City's Entrepreneurship, Business, and Communications & Visual Arts programs will be ...

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