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9 Percent Of All Marriages In NY Are Now Gay Couples

12.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

At least 9 percent of marriages in New York have been between same-sex couples since the law took effect in July of 2011, state records show. A larger percentage of gay marriages take place in New York City: 11 percent in the city compared to just ...

Two More People Exposed To Ebola Under Quarantine In NY

12.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Two more people exposed to the Ebola virus have agreed to be under quarantine in New York State. Governor Andrew Cuomo says they are the 7th and 8th persons to undergo voluntary home quarantine during the virus's incubation stage. Aides say they ...

Ambush Suspect Eric Freen's Hearing Moved

12.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A preliminary hearing for the man charged in the fatal ambush of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper has been rescheduled after one of his lawyers withdrew from the case. A judge Friday granted a defense request to move Eric Frein's (FREEN'S) ...

PA Governor-Elect Tom Wold Miscalculates The Benefit of A Tax on Natural Gas

12.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor-elect Tom Wolf might have been off the mark by hundreds of millions of dollars when he said during his campaign that a new severance tax on natural gas drillers would raise more than $1 billion. His estimate that the levy would raise $1 ...

New York Lawmakers Consider Assisted Suicide Bill

12.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Manhattan state senator is proposing to allow doctors to assist certain patients with suicide-- a move that would make New York the fifth state in the nation where it's legal. Democrat Brad Hoylman said it would permit doctors to prescribe lethal ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

NY Life Insurance Holders Still Covered if Insurers Go Under

12.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that lifts a cap on a state fund used to pay out benefits to state residents with insolvent companies. Since 1985, New York lawmakers required insurance companies to pay into a fund that would pay state ...

Labor and Religious Groups Ask For Minimum Wage Increase In Albany

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Labor advocates and religious leaders gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol to deliver a message to state lawmakers: Don't raise your pay without raising the minimum wage. Leaders in the state Senate and Assembly have pledged support for ...

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