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New Yorkers Will Have To Pay Online Sales Tax

03.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

In a 4 to 1 vote, New York's high court has ok'd online sales tax. The ruling came despite the pleas of stores like Amazon and Overstock.com.  Amazon had argued the law is a violatiion of the U.S. Constitution's commerce clause, but the court ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced In New York

03.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill to legalize medical marijuana has officially been introduced in the New York State Assembly. In the past, the bill has soared through the Assembly but halted in the Senate. The lawmaker behind the assembly version says he now has sponsors in ...

New York Has A Budget

03.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Assembly has passed a 141 billion dollar budget. It includes an incremental minimum wage hike from 7-25 an hour to 9 dollars; 300 million in small business tax credits, a 350-dollar rebate check for families, and indefinitely ...

Pennsylvania Justices Ask To Stay On Job Past 70 Years Old

03.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Thursday it would hear - and fast-track - a case that will determine if the justices, or any Pennsylvania judges, can serve on the bench past age 70. The court agreed to consider a challenge by Montgomery County ...

NY Farmers Say Cold Spring Will Mean A Heartier Harvest

03.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The snow may be a burden to some, but farmers across New York state aren't complaining. Ask a farmer in the business of maple syrup, apples, or cherries how they feel about a cold spring- and they say good things come to those who wait. One farmer ...

42 Percent Of Americans Have Seen The History Channel's New "Bible" Series

03.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The History Channel's "Bible" 5-part mini-series is continuing to draw huge crowds. It's attracted more then 10-million viewers each of its first 4 weeks, with the final 2 hours to be shown this Sunday, on Easter. A survey by the American Bible ...

PA Senator Bob Casey Is Considering Supporting Gay Marriage

03.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There is talk that Pennsylvania's senior senator- Bob Casey- may reverse his course on gay marriage. Casey is a democrat and a devout Catholic, and one of just 9 Catholics on Capitol Hill that stand for tradtional marriage. Six of his colleagues ...

20 Percent of Christians Won't Be In Church On Easter Sunday

03.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new poll shows 1 in 5 U.S. Christians are unsure about attending Easter Services. Lifeway Research found just 58 percent of Protestants, 57 percent of Catholics, and 45 percent of non-denominational Christians said they had plans to show up. 20 ...

Temperatures Should Return To Normal In April

03.27.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York and Pennsylvania are about 15 degrees cooler then they should be this time of year. But there is good news on the horizon. Forecasters say the chilly March will give way to a much warmer April. In New York, 24 of 35 cities were snowier ...

Penn State Has Implemented 70-Percent of Louis Freeh's Recommendations

03.27.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Penn State says it's on track to complete most of former FBI Director Louis Freeh's 119 recommendations to improve safety in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. An update Tuesday on the university's website showed more than ...

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