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Pro-Public School Rally After Call for More Charter Schools

12.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A pro-charter school group Tuesday released a report showing 11 percent of students in upstate New York attended a failing school this year- that's 249-thousand students statewide- and just 3 percent of high school students in Rochester are college ...

New SUNY Standards Seek to Reduce Campus Sexual Violence

12.03.14 | Bob Price

The SUNY board approved the new policy, which will apply to over 463-thousand students at all 64 state campuses. Under the new "Yes means yes" standard, silence can't be interpreted as permission to engage in illegal behavior. And to encourage the ...

New EPA Regs Could Raise PA Power Bills

12.03.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Bob Casey is warning Pennsylvanians that power bills could be going up this year because of new regulations from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Casey said that President Barack Obama’s plan to slow ...

PA's Tom Wolf to Meet With Obama

12.03.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's Democratic Governor-elect Tom Wolf will be at the White House to meet with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The White House says Friday's meeting will be with five other governors-elect from around the country. ...

NY Region Counsel Awards Next Week

12.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Empire State plans to give out more than $700 million in grants-- and tax breaks-- at an event next week in Albany. It happens December 10th. The Southern tier has raked in 170 million dollars the past 2 years, and created 1500 jobs. The ...

Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo Hosptialized

12.02.14 | FL News Team

Officials say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, has been hospitalized.The governor's office says Saturday the elder Cuomo is being treated for a heart condition.A gubernatorial spokeswoman says the 82-year-old former ...

PA Debt is Tom Wolf's First Hurdle

12.02.14 | FL News Team

The near $2 billion shortfall Governor-Elect Tom Wolf faces is due to Years of declining revenue, ballooning costs and an aging population in the Keystone State. Last year, Gov. Tom Corbett managed to keep it at bay, through a combination of budget ...

PA's Thanksgiving Driving Accidents Increased this Year

12.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

More than one thousand accidents and a few hundred injuries were recorded in Pennsylvania this Thanksgiving driving season, an increase in comparison to numbers logged during last year's four-day holiday period. State police investigated 1,268 ...

PA's Deer Rifle Season Opens Today

12.01.14 | Terry Diener

Hunters throughout Pennsylvania took up their rifles and headed into the woods for the first day of rifle season. Not surprisingly, the season is a major driver of business for the sporting goods retailers, taxidermists and butchers. Pennsylvania ...

Enrollment for Healthy PA Program Kicks Off This Week

12.01.14 | Terry Diener

Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania residents left out of coverage under the 2010 federal health care law now have a chance to get insurance. Today, enrollment begins in the Healthy Pennsylvania program. That's the name given to Pennsylvania's ...

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