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PA Lawmakers Seek to Make "In God We Trust" Optional in Schools

05.08.14 | FL News Team

State lawmakers in Harrisburg are amending a bill about posting "In God We Trust" in Pennsylvania School Buildings. They want to make it optional, but they're rejecting a proposal to have the state cover legal costs if lawsuits result. The house of ...

NY Lt. Governor Robert Duffy Will Not Seek Re-Election

05.08.14 | FL News Team

Reports say Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy won't seek a second term as the governor's right-hand man.The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports the former Rochester mayor will not be on the Democratic ticket this fall.This leaves an opening for ...

Changes to Compassionate Care Act Could Make Vote Likely

04.29.14 | FL News Team

 Recent changes to the State Senate's version of the Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, make a vote likely, according to several legislative sources.The medical marijuana bill has been stalled in the ...

NY Regents Set to Make Cheerleading a Sport

04.29.14 | FL News Team

A state Board of Regents committee on Monday unanimously approved making competitive cheerleading an official interscholastic sport, which would make New York the 35th state to do so.The regulation change would subject cheer teams to limits on ...

Speedy Ruling Expected for PA Same-Sex Marriage Case

04.28.14 | FL News Team

Judges in two of the five lawsuits challenging the same sex marriage ban are expected to make a decision by early summer. Both the ACLU which is fighting to overturn Pennsylvania's marriage law and governor Corbett, who is opposed to same sex ...

NY Lawmakers Aim to Delay Teacher Tests

04.28.14 | FL News Team

 A much-discussed new state test for would-be teachers will be in the Albany spotlight this week, with many observers pulling for the video-based assessment to be delayed as a certification requirement.As of May 1, teachers-in-training cannot ...

New York Casino Applicants Expected to Dwindle

04.28.14 | FL News Team

 A generous refund policy and the potential for partnerships means the number of applicants seeking New York casino licenses will likely be whittled down in the months to come.The state has received 22 application fees of $1 million each from ...

Judge Okays Partial Release of Attica Riot Papers

04.25.14 | FL News Team

 A New York judge has approved public disclosure of two remaining volumes from an investigation into the 1971 Attica prison riot and aftermath, but is excluding grand jury excerpts.Justice Patrick NeMoyer says it's now up to New York Attorney ...

Developers Submit Million Dollar Casino Bids

04.25.14 | FL News Team

Twenty-one developers submitted 22 application fees for a New York casino license before a key midnight deadline, according to the state's casino-siting board.The companies and partnerships who paid the $1 million fee are now eligible to compete ...

Texas Governor Rick Perry Challenges Governor Cuomo to Debate

04.23.14 | FL News Team

Texas governor Rick Perry challenged Governor Andrew Cuomo to a public debate over tax policy, while praising Cuomo's recent support of charter schools, during a radio interview with Fred Dicker on Tuesday.Perry is in New York City to kick off a ...

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