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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. ...

Poll Finds Voters Optimistic About New PA Governor

01.20.15 | Terry Diener

A new Mercyhurst University poll finds most Pennsylvania voters positive about his ability to solve the state’s problems, with broad support for his policy agenda. Sixty-nine percent of respondents to the survey by the Mercyhurst Center for ...

Tom Wolf Sworn in Today as PA Governor

01.20.15 | Terry Diener

The 65-year-old Wolf is scheduled to be sworn in at a noon ceremony as the state's 47th governor. Wolf is scheduled to take his oath following an introduction by former Gov. Ed Rendell, who served two terms prior to Corbett's election. Penny ...

NY Politican Says SAFE Act Unconstitutional

01.19.15 | Bob Price

State Senator Robert Ortt of Niagara County has launched a bill to repeal the SAFE Act. He says the requirement that mental health professionals submit to the state the names of the patients who could hurt themselves or others is an abuse of power. ...

Cuomo Pushes to End Sexual Assualt at SUNY Schools

01.19.15 | Bob Price

Cuomo says women are too often victims of sexual assault and too often institutions of higher learning try to dissuade reporting the crimes. The affirmative consent, or "yes means yes" policy, mirrors the one that was adopted by SUNY schools in ...

Penn State Wins Restored

01.19.15 | Terry Diener

The NCAA has agreed to restore 112 football wins it had stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal and to reinstate the venerated late coach as the winningest in major college football history. The ...

PA Officials Push for Public Natural Gas Station

01.19.15 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has asked four engineering teams to submit proposals for the establishment of natural gas fueling stations at public transit agencies around the state that would also be available for use by the public. ...

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