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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 ...

D-E-P Expands PA Forests

12.11.14 | Terry Diener

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is adding 971 acres to Pennsylvania’s state forest system by adding seven separate tracts to Bald Eagle, Gallitzin, Lackawanna, Rothrock, Tiadaghton and Tuscarora state forests. These ...

PA Governor-Elect Wolf Staffs Cabinet

12.11.14 | Terry Diener

Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has begun filling key positions on his senior staff roster. Wolf on Wednesday announced he had selected John Hanger to be his new secretary of Policy and Planning, a high-profile job that involves helping the governor ...

PA's Attorney General Kane Makes Staff Adjustments

12.10.14 | Terry Diener

As she faces a grand jury probe into alleged leaks, Attorney General Kathleen Kane is once again reshuffling her top staff. On Tuesday, Kane named a former top aide to the Arkansas attorney general as her chief of staff. Kane also said she will be ...

Some PA Drilling Companies to Pay Workers Backwages

12.10.14 | Terry Diener

Following a two-year U.S. Department of Labor investigation, a newly released report says contractors involved in natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania and West Virginia must pay nearly $4.5 million in back wages to ...

NY, PA See Little Snow from Winter Storm Damon

12.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The National Weather Service says the bulk of the storm went north and east Tuesday, hitting Connecticut and Rhode Island the hardest. It doubles back today and we'll see steady snowfall through tonight. But the snow totals have been downgraded, ...

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 ...

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