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Workers Rally In Albany for New Wage

12.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Workers gathered at the state capital yesterday in support of raising the living wage for tipped workers. The governor passed a bill to raise the wage to $9.00 by the end of 2015, but tipped workers still stay at $5.00 an hour. They rallied Tuesday ...

NY AG Schneiderman Wants Power to Prosecute Police

12.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In a letter to Governor Cuomo, Eric Schneiderman cited a "crisis of confidence" in the state's justice system-- after the Eric Garner police choking death. On Monday, he asked the governor to grant him the power to investigate and prosecute police ...

NY's School Aid System Under Investigation

12.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Federal education officials have granted a year-old request from two upstate school districts to investigate whether New York's school aid system shortchanges districts with large minority populations. The U.S. Department of Labor will take a ...

PA's Grove City Partners with NY's King's College

12.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Under the partnership program, Grove City College will send up to three students a year to study for a semester at The King's College. The students in Grove City's Entrepreneurship, Business, and Communications & Visual Arts programs will be ...

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 ...

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