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Judge Rules NY Land Worth Cannot Be Based On Gas Drilling Land Nearby

01.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's been a large court case in favor of anyone wishing to buy a home or land in New York State that might have Marcellus Shale drilling potential. The Tioga County Supreme Court has ruled natural gas speculation cannot impact the taxable value ...

PA Gov Wants To Pay For Roads & Bridges By Taxing Gas Stations

01.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is about to unveil a massive transportation overhaul plan that relies mostly on 2 billion dollars a year in taxes on gas stations. Corbett's office says he will unveil details next week. The centerpiece of the plan ...

Prayer Case From Greece, NY May Be Heard In U.S. Supreme Court

01.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A court case that started in Greece, New York may be heard in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Christian legal firm Alliance Defending Freedom has asked the high court to hear the case of a religious freedom lawsuit over prayers used to start the Greece ...

Gun Law Lowdown In New York State

01.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York has become the first state in the nation to put stricter gun laws in place. The Senate passed it at 11 p.m. Monday night, the Assembly Tuesday afternoon, and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed it into law Tuesday night. Here is what you need to ...

National Religious Freedom Day Marked Across The Country

01.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Today is the 20th annual National Religious Freedom Day. It marks the day the Virginia General Assembly adopted Thomas Jefferson's statute for religious freedom, the vital document that became the basis for the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment ...

Penn State Wants Mike McQueary's Lawsuit Tossed

01.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Penn State's lawyers have asked a judge to throw out a whistleblower and defamation lawsuit filed by a former assistant football coach. The university claimed in a court filing that Mike McQueary's lawsuit is too vague and does not meet legal ...

SUNY Releases Information On New Online Bachelor's Degrees

01.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

As of this fall, you can get earn an entire Bachelor's degree online through New York's SUNY school system. The details were released in the State of the University speech. Three high demand fields like information technology and health care will ...

NY Would Have The Ability To Come Into Your Home And "Confiscate" Weapons: A Closer Look At The State's Proposed Gun Law

01.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have tentatively agreed on a broad package of changes to gun laws that would expand the state's ban on assault weapons. It includes new measures to keep guns away from the mentally ill.  ...

PA College Professors 'Close' On A Deal

01.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The union representing faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 public universities is reporting progress on contract talks. The union says it reached tentative agreements on compensation with state higher education officials. However, the Association of ...

Reproductive Care Act Would Have Sweeping Repercussions Across NY

01.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on an abortion bill that would allow women to abort babies through the ninth month of pregnancy. It's called the Reproductive Care Act. Also, every hospital in the state, including those against abortion, would have ...

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