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Protesters Rally for Marijuana Bill Before Close of NY Session

06.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  Just a day left in the legislature in New York and those who want a medical marijuana bill passed didn't waste time. The Capitol Rotunda filled to the brim yesterday in a pro-pot rally. The group "Compassionate Care New York" was urging ...

Bike Helmet Laws Enforced in PA

06.18.14 | FL News Team

Police in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania are cracking down  on kids. They are tired of seeing children without bike helmets. The keystone state is one of 22 states where you can get a ticket for forgetting a bike helmet. Chief Scott says hundreds ...

Time Ticking for On-Time PA Budget

06.18.14 | FL News Team

 Governor Corbett has issued an ultimatum-- on the budget. He says lawmakers will not be allowed to leave town-- until the budget is balanced. No matter how long it takes.   The session ends in a week and a half. The governor has posted ...

Handicapped Sign to Change in NY

06.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

   The legislation calls for replacing the  well-known blue-and-white image of a nondescript person sitting in a wheelchair with one showing the person in motion. The word handicapped will also be dropped from the signs, after ...

Still No Deal in NY Marijuana Legislation

06.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 The fight is over whether or not to smoke the drug. Cuomo says no, lawmakers say it's ok if you're over 21. But the governor will veto any bill with that language. Talks continued late into the night last night-- but as of midnight, no deal. ...

PA Lawmakers Rush to Finalize Budget

06.17.14 | Terry Diener

   Pennsylvania's state Senate majority leader says he's telling rank-and-file Republican senators to prepare to work in the Capitol into July on a $29.4 billion budget plan whose deficit seems to grow by the day. Senate Majority Leader ...

Affordable Care Act Could Deter PA Substitute Teachers

06.17.14 | Bill Price

 School districts in the Common Wealth will soon restrict substitute teachers from working more than 30-hours a week, despite sub shortages that left area classrooms uncovered this year. Starting in January, under the  Affordable Care ...

Common Core Rally in Albany

06.17.14 | Bill Price

  The State legislature and Governor Cuomo agreed in March to essentially hit the pause button on using Common Core standards to judge students. Advocates in support of dropping Common Core will Rally in the well of the Legislative State ...

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.  ...

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