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City In Upstate NY is the First To Ask The State For Cash To Get Rid of Deer

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The city of Syracuse is asking the State of New York for 100-thousand dollars—to take out deer. And it could revolutionize the way cities across the state handle deer removal. There are about 19 deer per every square mile in the city of ...

35-Thousand Stand In Support of the Family of 5 Year Old Kenneth White In NY

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

More then 35-thousand people across New York state kept their porch lights on over the weekend in honor of a 5 year old from the town of Berne, who was killed last week. The effort was organized on the "Lights for Kenneth White" Facebook page. ...

Governor Elect Tom Wolf Says Gas Drilling Stays in PA

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Elect Tom Wolf visited northeastern Pennsylvania Thursday. Wolf is going around the state talking about the financial future of the commonwealth. He was in Kingston to bring the message that Pennsylvania is facing a $2 billion deficit in ...

Major Bill Coming In PA To Ban Gifts To Lawmakers

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania lawmakers' willingness to stop taking gifts from lobbyists, state contractors and other people who want to influence state government is about to be tested. Lancaster County Sen. Lloyd Smucker said Thursday that he will introduce a ...

3 in 4 Students Graduate In NY State

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New data released Thursday by the State Education Department shows 76.4 percent of students who entered 9th grade in 2010 graduated with a diploma before June of 2014, up slightly from the previous year. The state's 5 largest school districts ...

New York's Retailers In Trouble Over Selling Toy Guns

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York retailers are in trouble over toy guns. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday sent cease-and-desist letters to several major retailers, including Walmart, Amazon, and K-Mart, for allegedly selling prohibited toy guns online to ...

Governor Cuomo to Announce NY Casino Bid-Winners Today

12.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Sixteen bidders vying for up to 4 licenses will be waiting with baited breath as the Gaming Facility Board lines up to announce its picks for the first private casinos in state history. The announcement comes at 2 p.m. today near the state capitol ...

Cuomo Promises Hydrofracking Decision By Year's End

12.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says you can expect a ruling on high volume hydrofracking-- in the next 2 weeks. The governor said Monday he expects a decision on whether or not to allow gas drilling-- before the end of the year, suggesting that the ...

PA Lawmakers Consider Natural Gas Tax

12.15.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania senate says he's open to taxing natural gas in the Keystone state. Newly elected Senate Majority leader Jake Corman told the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association forum this weekend he was willing to ...

NY Counties Hit by Storm Could Get Help from FEMA

12.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the cost of the storm that hammered Buffalo and Western New York in November was 46 million dollars. Towns collectively only need 27 million dollars to get federal grants from FEMA-- the Federal Emergency ...

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