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New Federal Budget Could Defund Common-Core Roll-Out Program

12.15.14 | FL News Team

The $1.1 Trillion dollar budget approved by the House and and awaiting approval by the Senate, would cut funding for the Race to the Top Program. It's responsible for urging states to adopt a common core curriculum. New York is among 43 states that ...

New York Health Insurance Deadline Extended

12.15.14 | FL News Team

New Yorkers now have until December 20th, Saturday, to enroll in the state's healthcare exchange. That deadline was originally today, but was bumped because of the snow storm in November. To apply or renew coverage with the New York State of Health ...

PA Attorney General Kane Criticized For Info Leaks

12.15.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's chief justice took a swipe Saturday at embattled Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, saying some information made public by her office about a 2009 investigation was covered by state secrecy laws. It means Kane's ...

PA Lawmakers Consider Natural Gas Tax

12.15.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania senate says he's open to taxing natural gas in the Keystone state. Newly elected Senate Majority leader Jake Corman told the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association forum this weekend he was willing to ...

PA Prosectutors Crack Down on Two-County Drug Circle

12.12.14 | Terry Diener

Twenty-four suspected drug dealers selling mostly heroin were charged by state narcotics agents Thursday. This, after a street-level sweep that brought together more than a dozen law enforcement agencies to fight heroin trafficking in Armstrong and ...

PA Governor-Elect Wolf Announces Transistion Team

12.12.14 | Terry Diener

Governor-elect Tom Wolf on Thursday named 34 people he appointed to catch him up on the state of state agencies.The members of Wolf's transition team will act as review heads for state agencies and issue areas, attempting to identify challenges in ...

NY Counties Hit by Storm Could Get Help from FEMA

12.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the cost of the storm that hammered Buffalo and Western New York in November was 46 million dollars. Towns collectively only need 27 million dollars to get federal grants from FEMA-- the Federal Emergency ...

No Raise for NY Lawmakers Until They Nod to Finance Reforms

12.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Cuomo said he's pushing legislative leaders for public finances of campaigns, limits on outside income, and stronger campaign finance laws-- but says they have resisted. Lawmakers want to hold a special session before year's end-- so they can get ...

NY Senate Dems Call for Special Prosecutor in Police Death Cases

12.11.14 | FL News Team

Following the death of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, there are growing calls in Albany for a special prosecutor to investigate police encounters with unarmed citizens that end in the death of the person. Now, the leader of the Senate Democrats has a ...

NY's Ed Commissioner King to Take Post With Obama Admin

12.11.14 | FL News Team

New York's Education Commissioner John King is stepping down from his post to take a job with the Obama administration according to the state teacher's union.King, who was appointed to the commissioner position in 2011 led the state through the ...

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