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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 ...

Poll Shows NY Voters Support Fracking Ban

01.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

By a 57 to 23 percent margin, voters said they supported the fracking ban put in place by the Cuomo administration December 17th. That ban ended six years of deliberations by state officials on whether to proceed with the controversial drilling ...

NY' Governor Cuomo Gives His State of the State Address Today

01.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Calling it "the most robust state of the state" he's ever done, Cuomo is promising a long list of measures, including tax cuts for small businesses, property tax relief, and efforts to improve public schools. Cuomo is also expected to address a ...

Proposed Changes to NY's Juvenile Prosecutions

01.20.15 | Bill Price

A juvenile justice panel recommends raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18, shifting non-violent offenses for those under 18 to Family Court, and keeping young people out of adult jails. Those recommendations are part ...

Cuomo Pushes for NY Lawmaker Raise

01.20.15 | Bill Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on a plan that may give lawmakers their first raise since 1999. On Monday, Cuomo recommended setting up a commission that would evaluate the salaries of lawmakers and statewide officials every 4 years. ...

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