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Gillibrand Proposes Bill To Help Students Pay Back Student Loans

05.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The legislation would allow students who are repaying federal loans to refinance at a lower interest rate. Senator Gillibrand says students with federal loans with an interest rate of four percent or higher would be eligible for the savings.  ...

Obama Administration Says All Natural Gas Drilling Companies Must Disclose Chemicals

05.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Obama administration said Thursday it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The new "fracking" rule replaces a draft proposed last year ...

Oneidas Reach Deal With Albany On Casino Rights

05.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Oneida Indian nation has reached a deal with Albany on a decade-old dispute over casino rights. The Oneidas were granted exclusive casino rights in central New York under a deal reached Thursday that will send 25 percent of the slot machine ...

Corbett Pays Companies To Switch Fleet Vehicles To Natural Gas

05.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett on Thursday awarded more than $6.7 million in Act 13 funding to 18 companies and organizations making the switch to natural gas for their heavy-duty fleet vehicles. Act 13 of 2012 was the single biggest step in modernizing the ...

Mother Who Lost Family In Pottsville, PA Fire Speaks Out

05.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The mother in Pottsville, Pennsylvania that lost her 30 year old husband, her 4 children and her younger sister in a fire on Mother's Day is speaking for the first time. She told WNEP TV "I have my family, but not my kids. Not my husband of 13 ...

Major Natural Gas Company Eyes Pipeline Through Central NY

05.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Millennium Pipeline Corporation LLC on May 9 sent letters to officials in municipalities along its path- Union, Maine, Nanticoke and Lisle in northern Broome County- notifying them of the preliminary plans: a 60-mile extension pipeline from the ...

Ultimate Fighting Champions Rally For The Sport In NY

05.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Ultimate fighting champions are in New York state to promote the sport here. Competitors Uriah Hall and Ryan LaFlare say they want to be able to practice their occupation in their home state of New York. They joined gym owners and other supporters ...

George Leader Laid To Rest

05.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A memorial service is planned today in Hershey for former Pennsylvania Governor George Leader. The service is at the Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey at 10:30am. Leader was 95 when he died a week ago following a brief illness at the Country ...

Boy Scouts Take Their Vote Next Week On Allowing Gay Scouts

05.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Boy Scouts have enlisted a high profile advisor to play peacemaker between churches and Boy Scouts ahead of their huge vote next week on allowing gay scouts. His name is Ralph Reed. Reed is the founder of the Christian Coalition, and now the ...

PA Liquor Privatization Hearing Update

05.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

How did the liqour privatization hearing go in Harrisburg yesterday? Two supermarket executives, including one from Wegman’s, based in Rochester, didn't exactly get a warm welcome from Pennsylvania state senators who are exploring the ...

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