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Tom Corbett's Salary Is Highest Of Governors In The Nation

03.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A California state survey has found that the Pennsylvania governor's salary of $183,000 was the nation's highest in 2012, although a spokesman for Governor Tom Corbett points out that he doesn't accept the entire salary. The Los Angeles Times ...

You May Soon Be Able To Register To Vote Online In PA

03.20.13 |

A bill to allow Pennsylvanians to register online to vote has the unanimous approval of a key legislative committee. The Senate State Government Committee approved the bill Tuesday and sent it to the full chamber. The Pennsylvania Department of ...

PA House Approves Bill Banning "Triple Dipping"

03.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch, FL News Team

The Pennsylvania House is trying to end so-called "triple dipping" where retirees come back to work and then leave to collect unemployment benefits. State lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to send the Senate a bill that would prohibit jobless ...

Alleged Webster Ambush Accomplice Pleads Not Guilty

03.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The woman accused of providing guns to the man behind the Webster ambush on Christmas eve made a court appearance Monday. Dawn Nguyen pled not guilty to charges that she provided a rifle and a shotgun to William Spengler Junior in 2010. Those ...

PA Pastor Runs For Governor

03.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A minister with no previous political experience is the newest Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Governor in 2014. Max Myers held a news conference Monday at the state Capitol as part of a three-day tour to publicize his candidacy. Myers is a ...

NY Republicans Agree To Minimum Wage Hike; Budget Deal Is Close

03.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The State Budget is almost finished, New York lawmakers say. They were up late into the night Monday night, and have a meeting slated with the Governor this morning. Here are the details of what we've learned so far: to get 700 million dollars in ...

Marrying Age Reaches All-Time High; More Kids Born Out Of Wedlock

03.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Nearly half of all first births in America are out of wedlock, according to a new report called "Knot Yet: the Benefits and Costs of a Delayed Marriage in America," released by the National Marriage Project. Women are marrying at age 27 on average, ...

Winter Storm Hones In On NY, PA

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The first day of spring is Wednesday. Before we usher it in though, another snowstorm is on its way. It'll start this afternoon, mostly as sleet and freezing rain. Utica, New York could see 12 inches of snow; 6 to 8 inches of snow is due for ...

NY May Get A Budget Today

03.18.13 |

New York leaders hope to announce an on-time budget today. After meeting Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York legislative leaders say they believe they have the budget done-- and they're poised to make an announcement later today. It would be ...

Environmentalists In PA Want Changes In Shale Drilling Industry

03.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania environmental officials want drillers to use waste water from coal mining to extract gas from the marcellus shale region. Every day, 300 million gallons of polluted mine water enters Pennsylvania streams and rivers, turning many into ...

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