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NY Prisons to Stop Young Inmate Segregation

10.22.14 | FL News Team

New York corrections officials say they will update state prison policy to prohibit placing inmates under 18 in segregated housing. The change is part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by Prisoners' Legal Services. The Department of Corrections ...

NY Gubernatorial Debate Tonight

10.22.14 | FL News Team

The state's four gubernatorial candidates will debate each other at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the only scheduled debate of the campaign.The debate will be broadcast on WCNY, which is channel 11 through the Time Warner Cable system.You can also watch the ...

Former President Bill Clinton to Campaign for Wolf

10.22.14 | Terry Diener

The Tom Wolf gubernatorial campaign said Clinton will lead a mid-day rally next Monday at an electrical workers' union hall on Pittsburgh's South Side. Wolf is challenging Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election bid. Clinton is the third ...

DEP to Fine Fracking Company for Pipeline Violations

10.22.14 | Terry Diener

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined Regency Marcellus Gas Gathering LLC of San Antonio, Texas, $306,000 for multiple violations during the construction of two natural gas pipelines in 2012 and 2013. The pipeline construction ...

PA Bully Legislation Fails to Pass House

10.21.14 | Terry Diener

House Bill 1163 unanimously passed the state House in April, but Representative Ron Marsico said an unrelated amendment attached last week prevented final passage of his proposal in the Senate. The bill would have made it illegal to use electronic ...

NY Board of Regents Considers Easing Requirments

10.21.14 | Bob Price

The state board of regents is considering allowing students to "opt out" of the social studies regents exams currently required for a diploma. They would instead take an exam in technical education, STEM-- which is math and science, the humanities, ...

Penn State to Re-Examine Controversial Freeh Report

10.21.14 | Terry Diener

Penn State's board plans next week to discuss the Freeh Report, a document regarding the school's response to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal that has divided the university and its alumni since it was issued more than two years ago. ...

New York Could Redraw Political Lines

10.21.14 | Bob Price

The gerry-mandering process has long been criticized by good government groups as too politicized. The group Common Cause is urging voters to reject the proposal on November 4th, Noting that the legislature would appoint most of the commission's ...

34,000 Deemed Too Mentally Unstable To Own Guns In NY

10.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A new report shows 34-thousand people are listed as too mentally unstable to have guns in New York state. After the 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, the Empire state launched one of the nation's toughest laws concerned mental health and ...

U.S. Rep Tom Reed To Debate Martha Roberston This Week

10.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

U.S. Representative Tom Reed (R, Corning), will take part in a televised debate this week against Ithaca Democrat Martha Robertson. The debate will be broadcast live by our news partner, WETM TV at 7 pm. Thursday in Elmira. Reed spars twice more ...

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