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PA Budget A Step Closer To Completion

06.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Republicans on the Pennsylvania state House Appropriations Committee approved a $29.1 billion budget plan over Democrats' strong objections. Along a straight party line, the committee voted 21 to 14 Tuesday to send the bill to the House floor. The ...

Today Is The New York Primary Election

06.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The race to watch is Representative Richard Hanna, whose 22nd district stretches from Oswego to Endicott. New Yorker's for Constitutional Freedom's Jason McGuire says "Hanna was the lone Republican nationwide to vote for taxpayer funding of ...

PA's Attorney General Releases Report On Jerry Sandusky

06.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jerry Sandusky was an icon. He built the defense that helped Penn State football win two national championships and then retired to run The Second Mile charity for underprivileged boys. This was not the type of person Tom Corbett's staff at the ...

New Law In PA Protects Kids From Coach Abuse

06.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett has signed legislation that targets youth coaches who have sexual contact with players, closing a loophole that allowed coaches unaffiliated with a school to escape felony charges if victims were 16 or older. The new law is the ...

NY Graduation Rate Inches Up

06.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Three out of four New York high-school students graduated on-time last year, but a large gap in graduation rate continues to exist between white students and black or Hispanic students, according to data released Monday by the state Education ...

Woman In Fatal Ithaca Wreck Identified

06.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Amanda Bush, 27, was working at Simeon's on the Commons when she was killed by a tractor-trailer car hauler that struck the restaurant, leaving five others injured. The truck was carrying seven vehicles when it struck the southeast corner of 224 ...

How Did New York's Legislative Session Wrap Up?

06.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The state’s legislative session included a fourth on-time budget in a row in March and ended with deals to limit teacher evaluations, legalize medical marijuana and toughen anti-heroin laws. The Legislature finished its six-month session ...

PA Police Dogs Getting Bulletproof Vests

06.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Police dogs across Pennsylvania are getting more protection with bulletproof vests. This, after a K-9 nine named Rocco was killed in the line of duty in Pittsburgh earlier this year. The vests comes from Vested Interest in K-Nine ...

Former PA Governor Suffers Stroke

06.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former U.S. Attorney General and Former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh has been hospitalized in Pittsburgh after suffering a mild stroke. The stroke happened Saturday at their weekend home in Ligonier. The 81 year old Thornburgh is resting ...

PA Bill Could Recruit Doctors to State

06.20.14 | Terry Diener

A bill headed to the governor's desk will allow the Pennsylvania National Guard to offer cash stipends to help recruit and retain medical professionals. The bill approved  by the state Senate would authorize $1,000 monthly stipends for ...

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