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PA's Political Corruption Costing Taxpayers

06.12.14 | Terry Diener

A scholarly study based on data from the Justice Department says Pennsylvanians pay inflated taxes because the state's public corruption rate is among the highest in the nation.  The report in Public Administration Review shows public ...

NY Lawmaker Urges for Legislation Before Summer Recess

06.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

          New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver wants the minimum wage increased and the Dream Act-financial aid for Illegal immigrants to attend college-passed in the next few days. Silver says he ...

NY Bill Could Curb Explicit Photo Sharing

06.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  A bill that would make it illegal to share explicit photos of an ex passed the New York State Senate Wednesday.   The bill would require a person's explicit consent before revealing photos could be posted online. Under the proposed ...

PA Lawmakers Push for Medical Marijuana

06.11.14 | FL News Team

A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania could be ready for a state Senate committee vote this month, supporters say.The bill would set up state oversight of doctors to prescribe marijuana for a range of illnesses, said Sen. Mike ...

PA House Scraps Pension Reform Plans

06.11.14 | Bob Price

  Members of the Republican majority met privately on the topic for hours yesterday afternoon but a spokesman says a complicated proposal to create a hybrid pension system for future school and state workers generated many questions but not a ...

New York Cracks Down On Opiate Abuse

06.11.14 | FL News Team

The State Senate sent a clear message this week by passing more than 20 bills aimed at fighting against heroin and opioid abuse. Steuben County leaders are applauding that vote, which they hope will add to their own efforts, including the ...

SUNY Chancellor Touts Common Core

06.11.14 | Bob Price

Top education official Nancy Zimpher will head a group of 200 college and university leaders from 33 states. Together, they'll advocate for the tougher learning standards. State leaders have made modifications to the controversial program this ...

Pennsylvania Has Second Highest-Paid Lawmakers in Country

06.10.14 | FL News Team

According to the National Conference of State Legislators, Pennsylvania's lawmakers continue to have the second-highest average salary in the nation.California is first, with an average legislator salary of $90,526, and Pennsylvania's average ...

PA Marriage Ruling to Stay

06.10.14 | Bill Price

The federal judge who struck down Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage says he saw no proof that homosexual marriage destroyed the strength of families. Judge John Jones III was responding to a statement by Bishop David Zubik of the Roman ...

Town of Tyre Fights Casino Development

06.10.14 | Bob Price

Residents of this farming community are appealing a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit that would stop a Rochester real estate developer from pursuing a $350M casino and resort in the town of Tyre with 2,000 slots, 100 gaming tables, and a ...

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