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New York Lawmakers Consider Assisted Suicide Bill

12.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Manhattan state senator is proposing to allow doctors to assist certain patients with suicide-- a move that would make New York the fifth state in the nation where it's legal. Democrat Brad Hoylman said it would permit doctors to prescribe lethal ...

NY Attorney General Requests Waived Fees for Storm Victims

12.04.14 | Bill Price

Eric Schneiderman says he's asked banks and utilities to waive late payment fees for Western New York Residents involved in the recent snowstorm. He also says he's directing house counselors and legal services providers to help residents resolve ...

PA's New Gas Pipeline to Help Fuel Northeast

12.04.14 | Terry Diener

Federal energy regulators have approved a $700 million pipeline project designed to ferry cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania into high-priced markets in New England and New York.The project's backers said Wednesday the Federal ...

PA Bear Season A Success So Far

12.04.14 | Terry Diener

Now that most of the bear season is over, the Pennsylvania Game C omission reports that an additional 100 bears were taken on November 26th, the final day of the statewide firearms season. Bear hunting during the extended season has resumed in some ...

Pro-Public School Rally After Call for More Charter Schools

12.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A pro-charter school group Tuesday released a report showing 11 percent of students in upstate New York attended a failing school this year- that's 249-thousand students statewide- and just 3 percent of high school students in Rochester are college ...

New SUNY Standards Seek to Reduce Campus Sexual Violence

12.03.14 | Bob Price

The SUNY board approved the new policy, which will apply to over 463-thousand students at all 64 state campuses. Under the new "Yes means yes" standard, silence can't be interpreted as permission to engage in illegal behavior. And to encourage the ...

New EPA Regs Could Raise PA Power Bills

12.03.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Bob Casey is warning Pennsylvanians that power bills could be going up this year because of new regulations from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Casey said that President Barack Obama’s plan to slow ...

PA's Tom Wolf to Meet With Obama

12.03.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's Democratic Governor-elect Tom Wolf will be at the White House to meet with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The White House says Friday's meeting will be with five other governors-elect from around the country. ...

NY Region Counsel Awards Next Week

12.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Empire State plans to give out more than $700 million in grants-- and tax breaks-- at an event next week in Albany. It happens December 10th. The Southern tier has raked in 170 million dollars the past 2 years, and created 1500 jobs. The ...

Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo Hosptialized

12.02.14 | FL News Team

Officials say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, has been hospitalized.The governor's office says Saturday the elder Cuomo is being treated for a heart condition.A gubernatorial spokeswoman says the 82-year-old former ...

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