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NY House Speaker Silver Faces Corruption Charges

01.23.15 | FL News Team

The state Capitol on Thursday was again rocked was scandal as Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful leaders in New York, was arrested on federal corruption charges that alleged he was involved in a multi-million-dollar kickback ...

NY Governor Pushes to Ban E-Cigs from Indoor Use

01.23.15 | Bill Price

Governor Andrew Cuomo would also prohibit e-cigarette marketing that targets kids. According to the governor's office, there is little quality control on the production of the devices or the nicotine liquids they use. Among the concerns is a ...

Governor Wolf Cleans House at the Capitol

01.23.15 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday swiftly undid his predecessor's late-hour appointments, firing the recently-named director of the state's open records office and recalling all pending executive nominations. Wolf said he removed Erik Arneson, the ...

PA Court Blocks Kane's Defense from Taking Action

01.23.15 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania’s high court has at least temporarily blocked a prosecutor from taking action on a grand jury recommendation that the attorney general be charged criminally in an investigation of alleged leaks of secret investigative material by ...

PA Attorney General Kane Could Face Charges

01.22.15 | Terry Diener

Court documents confirm that a statewide grand jury recommended charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane that include perjury, false swearing, official oppression and obstruction. The charges stem from an investigation by a ...

PA Anti-Fracking Force at Wolf's Inauguration

01.22.15 | Terry Diener

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's inauguration this week in a grassroots show of force against fracking. The action, organized by the newly formed Pennsylvanians Against Fracking coalition, kicked off at a ...

NY Assembly Speaker Silver Could Face Arrest Today

01.22.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York Times says Sheldon Silver's arrest today by Federal authorities on corruption charges is "imminent." It's likely to throw Albany into disarray at the beginning of a new session. The expected charges are related to a probe that began ...

Cuomo Outlines Host of Proposals in State of State Address

01.22.15 | Bill Price

In his state of the state that doubled as a budget presentation, the governor laid out a sprawling list of priorities for 2015. The $142 billion budget includes tax cuts for small businesses and tax relief for homeowners. The governor wants changes ...

PA to Settle with Feds on Overpayment of Public Funds

01.21.15 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania has agreed to a nearly $49 million settlement with the federal government to resolve claims that it improperly paid public benefits to people who were ineligible between 2004 and 2010. The state is not admitting any liability by the ...

PA Hails Tom Wolf as New Governor

01.21.15 | Terry Diener

Democrat Tom Wolf took office Tuesday as Pennsylvania's 47th chief executive, portraying himself as a political outsider and appealing for bipartisanship in a divided state government plagued by budget deficits and partisan stalemate. Wolf outlined ...

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