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Governor Cuomo Signs Bill To Speed, Modernize Vote Results

08.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new law will modernize and speed the process of reporting election results in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Thursday that will allow county election boards to replace hand-written tallies of vote results with computerized, portable ...

45 Percent of Marcellus Shale Jobs Aren't Going to Pennsylvanians

08.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

According to just released industry data, Pennsylvanians made up a smaller share of new workers in the Marcellus Shale gas industry in 2012, underscoring a shift here from drilling to pipeline work. State residents accounted for 56.8 percent of new ...

Preliminary Court Talks Held on Same Sex Marriage in PA

08.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania court laid out the issues Thursday to be argued at a hearing in two weeks about a suburban Philadelphia court clerk's decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Commonwealth Court released an order in the case ...

White House Backs Town Of Greece, NY In Prayer Dispute

08.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

When town lawyers head to the U.S. Supreme Court this fall, they will have the White House behind them. Lawyers for the Obama administration have filed friend-of-the-court briefs supporting the town with the U.S. Supreme Court this month. The case ...

Santorum Considers 2016 Run For President

08.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is eyeing a repeat run for President in 2016. The conservative culture warrior said at the Iowa state fair, quote "I'm not doing anything inconsistant with running-- how's that?" He said he plans to reach ...

Child ID Theft On The Rise In NY

08.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says child identity theft is on the rise in the Empire State. He issued a warning Wednesday-- saying many kids won't know their identities have been stolen until they get older and start applying for loans or need a ...

Natural Gas Production In PA Is Changing The Way America Does Oil

08.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Gas production is rising fast in Pennsylvania-- faster then energy experts had predicted.It's having an impact on how the United States does energy. Bentek, a Colorado company that analyzes energy trends, said 2013 production is up about 50 percent ...

President Obama To Tour Family Life Listening Area To Talk Economy

08.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

President Barack Obama will spend the latter part of next week riding a bus through New York and Pennsylvania to talk about the economy and building the middle class. The White House says the president will make stops next Thursday and Friday in ...

PA Considers Free College

08.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

One Pennsylvania lawmaker has an idea to make college more affordable for people in the Keystone state. Attend for free; but give back a portion of your paycheck for 20 to 25 years. The money would go into a fund to pay for future student's ...

No Word On High Volume Hydrofracking In New York Yet

08.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo gave an update on high volume hydrofracking yesterday. The long and short of it is: no news yet. He said the state knows the economic benefits, but is still studying the health consequences. Fracking has been on hold since ...

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