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Changes to Compassionate Care Act Could Make Vote Likely

04.29.14 | FL News Team

 Recent changes to the State Senate's version of the Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, make a vote likely, according to several legislative sources.The medical marijuana bill has been stalled in the ...

NY Regents Set to Make Cheerleading a Sport

04.29.14 | FL News Team

A state Board of Regents committee on Monday unanimously approved making competitive cheerleading an official interscholastic sport, which would make New York the 35th state to do so.The regulation change would subject cheer teams to limits on ...

Speedy Ruling Expected for PA Same-Sex Marriage Case

04.28.14 | FL News Team

Judges in two of the five lawsuits challenging the same sex marriage ban are expected to make a decision by early summer. Both the ACLU which is fighting to overturn Pennsylvania's marriage law and governor Corbett, who is opposed to same sex ...

NY Lawmakers Aim to Delay Teacher Tests

04.28.14 | FL News Team

 A much-discussed new state test for would-be teachers will be in the Albany spotlight this week, with many observers pulling for the video-based assessment to be delayed as a certification requirement.As of May 1, teachers-in-training cannot ...

New York Casino Applicants Expected to Dwindle

04.28.14 | FL News Team

 A generous refund policy and the potential for partnerships means the number of applicants seeking New York casino licenses will likely be whittled down in the months to come.The state has received 22 application fees of $1 million each from ...

Judge Okays Partial Release of Attica Riot Papers

04.25.14 | FL News Team

 A New York judge has approved public disclosure of two remaining volumes from an investigation into the 1971 Attica prison riot and aftermath, but is excluding grand jury excerpts.Justice Patrick NeMoyer says it's now up to New York Attorney ...

Developers Submit Million Dollar Casino Bids

04.25.14 | FL News Team

Twenty-one developers submitted 22 application fees for a New York casino license before a key midnight deadline, according to the state's casino-siting board.The companies and partnerships who paid the $1 million fee are now eligible to compete ...

Texas Governor Rick Perry Challenges Governor Cuomo to Debate

04.23.14 | FL News Team

Texas governor Rick Perry challenged Governor Andrew Cuomo to a public debate over tax policy, while praising Cuomo's recent support of charter schools, during a radio interview with Fred Dicker on Tuesday.Perry is in New York City to kick off a ...

Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Team Over Unfair Pay and Treatment

04.23.14 | FL News Team

 Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping and sexual ...

Governor Corbett Seeks Quicker Ruling in Same Sex Marriage Case

04.23.14 | FL News Team

 Governor Tom Corbett is now asking a federal judge to decide a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage without a trial. Corbett's administration, which is defending the law's constitutionality, made the ...

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