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NY Ban on Sexual Orientation Therapy

06.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

    New York's democratic-led assembly has passed a ban against health professionals trying to change a child's sexual orientation through therapy. It would prohibit licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental ...

PA Lawmaker Pushes for State Immigration Office

06.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is trying to create an Office of New Americans in the state.  Senator Jim Ferlo sent out letters last week seeking support of the bill, which would focus on attracting and integrating immigrants to Pennsylvania.  ...

PA Lawmakers Negotiate Liquor Sales

06.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  With 2 weeks before Pennsylvania state lawmakers call it quits until September, Senate leaders behind closed doors are negotiating the sale of beer and wine in grocery stores.  The House bill would phase out 600 state liquor stores and ...

Republican Candidate For NY Governor Rob Astorino Accuses Cuomo of Tax Evasion

06.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Astorino says Cuomo and his girlfriend Sandra Lee did not get permits for renovations inside their Westchester County home to hide the improvements. Astorino was speaking in response to an assessor increasing the value of the home by close to ...

PA's Largest Labor Union Endorses Tom Wolf

06.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's largest labor organization is endorsing the Democratic ticket for governor. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO's executive council voted Thursday to support Tom Wolf and his running mate, state Sen. Mike Stack. They are challenging Republican ...

PA's Democratic Chair Says He's Not Going Down Without A Fight

06.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Democratic Party chairman Jim Burn says he intends to challenge Katie McGinty, the hand-picked candidate of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf, when the party’s state committee chooses a new chairman later this month. Burn ...

There's Yet Another Name In The Hat To Buy The Bills

06.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula is reportedly preparing a bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills. The Pegulas say they want to purchase the team and keep them in Western New York. No offers are being accepted at this time, as the process of ...

NY Lawmaker Urges for Legislation Before Summer Recess

06.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

          New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver wants the minimum wage increased and the Dream Act-financial aid for Illegal immigrants to attend college-passed in the next few days. Silver says he ...

NY Bill Could Curb Explicit Photo Sharing

06.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  A bill that would make it illegal to share explicit photos of an ex passed the New York State Senate Wednesday.   The bill would require a person's explicit consent before revealing photos could be posted online. Under the proposed ...

Judge Sets January Trial In Lawuit Over Penn State's NCAA Fine

06.06.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania judge is scheduling a January trial for a lawsuit by a state senator and the state treasurer over the NCAA's $60 million fine imposed on Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Commonwealth Court ...

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