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NY Democrat Basil Paterson Passes Away

04.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former New York governor David Paterson's father has passed away. Democrat Basil Paterson was a political powerhouse and served as a state senator, deputy New York city mayor and New York's first black Secretary of State. He was part of the "Gang ...

PENNDOT Holds Survey to Improve Transportation Plans

04.18.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania’s department of transportation wants public feedback on transportation priorities and investments through a public survey. The survey is part of Penndot’s effort to update the state’s long range transportation plan ...

Paterno Family Accuses NCAA of Finger Pointing

04.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Paterno family says the NCAA is 'pointing a gun' in Penn State's direction.  The family of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno -- Along with a number of trustees, former players and coaches, and members of the faculty -- claimed in ...

NY S.A.F.E. Act Troubling for Conservative Groups

04.18.14 | Bob Price

          New york conservatives fear a crisis is in the making because of new registration requirements with the S.A.F.E. act,  a controversial gun control law.   &...

Judge Says NY Gun Law Does Not Violate Second Amendment

04.17.14 | Bob Price

A trial judge in Albany has ruled that New York's new gun law does not violate the second amendment. The decision, announced from state supreme justice Thomas McNamara, rejects legal claims that the gun law was improperly pushed through the ...

New Yorkers Show Interest in Obamacare

04.17.14 | Bob Price

Over 960,000  signed up for health insurance through the state exchange so far, officials said Wednesday.   That leaves the program 140-thousand people shy of its 1.1 million enrollee goal-- but the goal wasn't supposed to be reached ...

Dog Wardens Cracking Down in PA

04.17.14 | Terry Diener

That knock at the door could be a warden checking to make sure your dog is properly licensed in Pennsylvania. Dog wardens will canvass homes across the Keystone state over the next couple of months, to ensure dog owners have a valid license for ...

Data Shows Water Not Greatly Affected by PA Gas Drilling

04.17.14 | Bob Price

The State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources which oversees the state parks and state forests, says water quality is the resource that most people cite when expressing their concerns about shale gas production. Although incidents have ...

New Tax Proposed on High-Producing Gas Wells

04.16.14 | Terry Diener

 Another Republican state lawmaker in the Republican-controlled Legislature is lining up behind a proposal to impose a new tax on Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry.Monroe County Rep. Mario Scavello asked fellow lawmakers Tuesday to ...

PA Governor Tom Corbett Signs Bills to Improve Abuse Reporting

04.16.14 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Corbett signed four more bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals into law on Tuesday.  The Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, which trains people to recognize and report ...

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