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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 ...

Cuomo Wants Towns To Consolidate to Save Cash

05.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is offering cash to towns if they consolidate. Local governments would be eligible for a portion of 80 million dollars in state aid of they agree to recommendations made by a new state financial restructuring board. ...

PA Lawmakers Look At Common Core Exams Today, Tomorrow

05.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Keystone exams go online next fall, and they're based on common core standards in English and Math. Senator Andrew Dinniman said students won't be able to graduate unless they pass the exams, as of 2017.  Districts have some issues with it. ...

NY SAFE Act Opt Out Form Deadline Is Wednesday

05.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's pistol permit holders face a deadline tomorrow to submit their opt-out forms. Those are the forms that keep your records confidential. Individuals can submit an opt-out form after the May 15th deadline, but their records will not be ...

Cuomo Urges Lawmakers To Keep Their Eyes On Their Work; Not Political Scandals

05.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said all the political scandals shouldn't derail this legislative session. He still wants to pass a women's rights bill that expands abortion, plan Las Vegas style casinos in upstate, and create a board to restructure ...

Smoking Ban Reinstated In New York

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The smoking ban at New York state parks has been reinstated for the summer. It means you can't smoke at playgrounds, swimming pools, beaches, pavilions, boardwalks, athletic fields, and within 50 feet of buildings at 79 state parks and 37 historic ...

Will Obama Administration Fight Unlimited Access To The Morning After Pill?

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Today is the last day to halt implementation of the morning after pill for girls, and the case is being heard in New York. President Obama's administration, which has said it's against unrestricted sales of the pill, is running out of time to halt ...

Spanier Was Highest Paid College President After He Was Fired

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The embattled former President at Penn State University was the highest paid public college official at the time he was forced from power over his handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.  The chronicle of higher education's annual ranking of ...

5 P.A. Colleges Now Allow Guns On Campus

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Students on some Pennsylvania college campuses might be carrying more than their books. At least five Pennsylvania state-owned universities are now allowing guns onto campus. But state system officials appear to be having second thoughts, telling ...

Property Taxes And New York Schools: Things Look Good For Homeowners This Year

05.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A mere 4 percent of school districts in New York will try to get voter approval to override the state's property tax cap this time around. Only 28 of the 669 districts who filed their budget proposals with the state said they would seek approval of ...

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