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Pennsylvania Doesn't Report All Gas Drilling Complaints

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Thursday that the testimony shows that the state Department of Environmental Protection doesn’t always issue a violation notice or formal notice of contamination where shale gas energy companies reach ...

Funeral Service Today For Slain Johnson City Officer

04.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Nearly 1,000 law enforcement from around the state and community members attended Smith’s calling hours at Chase Funeral Home on Chenango Street in Port Dickinson. Those who knew Smith ”called him “D.W.,” a nickname few ...

NY Budget Includes Tougher Texting Laws For New Young Drivers

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Tougher texting-while-driving penalties for teenaged and new drivers were included in this year’s state budget agreement, while harsher penalties for driving while intoxicated were dropped. In his budget proposal in January, Gov. Andrew ...

Last of Flight 3407 Federal Lawsuits Settled

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The final lawsuit in federal court over the crash of Flight 3407 has been settled. Ping Wang lost her husband in the 2009 crash, and the suit was settled after intense negotiations. "After several conferences with Magistrate McCarthy, the two ...

Pennsylvania's Governor Says He's Worn With Obamacare

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said Wednesday he's getting to his breaking point with the Obama administration. At issue is a conference call between the Corbett administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Corbett aides ...

PA AG Calls For A Ban On Cash Gifts To Lawmakers

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's top prosecutor says she strongly supports an action by state House leaders to ban most types of cash gifts to lawmakers and legislative staff. Attorney General Kathleen Kane says in a statement that stronger ethics laws for the ...

Gas Royalty Disputes in PA

04.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 Disputes over royalty payments for oil and natural gas drilling have involved several farmers in rural parts of Pennsylvania has brought the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau into the argument.  The Farm Bureau wants lawmakers to take action. ...

Minimum Wage Increase Proposed in PA

04.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Two Pennsylvania  State Senators have introduced a bill which would raise PA's minimum wage to $12 an hour.The proposal would also make it illegal for businesses to pay workers who receive tips less than minimum wage. Currently, tip earners ...

New York Lawmakers Approve Budget

04.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The 140-billion-dollar election year-budget expands pre-kindergarten statewide, but the tax credit for homeschoolers was yanked from the final version. It provides tax relief for businesses and property tax relief for homeowners. The senate passed ...

PA Drivers License Fees Increase

04.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The cost to get a license is going up from 5 to 19 dollars. If you lose your license  the replacement fee doubles to $27.50. and a title for a new car  is over 20 dollars. The state hopes to raise another 2.3 billion dollars over 5 ...

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