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Hurricane Sandy Takes Over Election

10.29.12 | Jeremy Miller

Hurricane Sandy continues to re-write today's campaign schedule.  President Obama had already bailed out of two appearances, in Ohio and Virginia, when White House spokesman Jay Carney announced this morning that a rally planned in Orlando, ...

PA Implements Prison Reform

10.26.12 | Jeremy Miller

New prison reform laws signed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett are aimed at reducing costs at state penitentiaries and reducing recidivism. The crux of the bipartisan plan is to move inmates from state prisons to county lock-ups. On average, it ...

NY Special Session Would Include Ethics Reform

10.26.12 | Jeremy Miller

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says any special session held in Albany in the coming months is likely to involve talks about improving the state's ethics watchdog. Cuomo says reform of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics is an item that needs to ...

NY, PA Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

10.26.12 | Jeremy Miller

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Sandy and prepare for its potential storm impacts. Cuomo says he learned the last time around ...

Pentagon Defends Benghazi Decision

10.26.12 | Jeremy Miller

The Pentagon defended its decision not to deploy forces to Benghazi, Libya, as soon as the U.S. mission came under attack on September 11th, saying it would have been irresponsible to put forces in harm's way without better information. President ...

PA Legislation Tackles Alcohol Offenses

10.25.12 | Jeremy Miller

A bill that raises maximum fines in Pennsylvania for alcohol offenses, and awaits the governor's anticipated signature, could generate an estimated $6 million in new annual revenue spread across Pennsylvania municipalities. The legislation would ...

Childhood Obesity Costing New Yorkers

10.25.12 | Jeremy Miller

New York State Comptroller, Tom Dinapoli, says the state is spending about $12 billion a year to deal with obesity, which is reaching "epidemic proportions" in children, affecting nearly one-third of them. DiNapoli's report says expenditures for ...

Rice Weighs in on Benghazi Attack

10.25.12 | Jeremy Miller

A former secretary of state is wondering if the right protocols were followed when e-mails came in about the dangers facing the U.S. Ambassador in Benghazi, Libya.  Condoleezza Rice says she understands that when things are unfolding quickly ...

Sandy Threatens East Coast

10.25.12 | Jeremy Miller

Hurricane Sandy is heading toward Florida after making landfall overnight near Cuba's second largest city. Sandy came ashore as a Category 2 storm with 110-mile-an-hour winds.  The storm is headed north and Florida residents are being warned ...

New York State Could Get Hydrofracking for Christmas

10.09.12 | Jeremy Miller

          A decision on whether to allow horizontal hydraulic fracturing in New York State could come during the holidays. Deputy Senate Majority Leader, Thomas Libous, says the ongoing state study into ...

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