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Sheldon Silver Plans To Leave His Post As NY Assembly Speaker Monday

01.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Assembly Democrats announced Tuesday night that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will vacate his position by Monday. Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle will serve as speaker until Feb. 10, when an election will be held to fill the post ...

Erie County Comptroller Proposes Gas Tax Cap

01.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

With Buffalo drivers paying the highest gas prices in New York, and the second highest prices of any metropolitan area in the continental United States, relief could be on the way. Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw and County Legislator Ted ...

Prosecutors Seeking the Death Penalty For Police Ambush Suspect Eric Frein

01.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man charged with killing a state trooper and seriously wounding another in a shooting outside the Blooming Grove barracks. Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin argued in a legal filing ...

PA Governor Tom Wolf Vows To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

01.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf gave an impromptu speech Tuesday to parents of children who are suffering daily from debilitating seizures and vowed to sign a medical marijuana bill that senators are writing. The greeting with parents in Wolf's Capitol reception ...

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Seat Is Under Siege

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Assembly Democrats said late Monday that Speaker Sheldon Silver should resign or face being voted out of the post he's held for 20 years. After a five-hour session behind closed doors, Assembly Democrats emerged and said a consensus of them want ...

Former PA Congressman Chris Carney Weighs Senate Seat in 2016

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Pennsylvania Congressman Chris Carney says he is considering a run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2016. Carney serves on Governor Tom Wolf's transition team for military and veterans issues. Carney, a Susquehanna County ...

Republicans Sue Tom Wolf Over Firing of State Employee

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The Republican majority in the Pennsylvania State Senate is suing democratic Governor Tom Wolf over his firing of his predecessor's appointee. The lawsuit filed Monday in Commonwealth court says Republican Governor Tom Corbett's appointee, Erik ...

Food Bank of the Southern Tier's Check Out Hunger Drive Begins

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier's annual Check Out Hunger drive has begun. Through March 1, coupons can be found at participating stores for shoppers to make a donation. Donation coupons are available in $2, $3, or $5 increments. The campaign is ...

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Reportedly to Step Down

01.26.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has reportedly agreed to step down from his position, according to a report by the New York Daily News. Silver is facing federal corruption charges. The Daily News report also cites sources as saying local ...

EPA Braces For "Hurricane Blizzard"

01.26.15 | Sarah Harnisch

With heavy snows predicted in some portions of the Keystone state, Penndot has issued some reminders about travel. In areas where forecasts are calling for significant snow and possible icy conditions, Penndot says motorists should postpone travel ...

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