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State Employees Off Work for Gubernatorial Inauguration

01.12.15 | Terry Diener

State employees in Harrisburg have off January 20th in order to reduce the amount of traffic and to free up parking spaces for the thousands of people expected to attend Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's inauguration.A spokesman for Governor Tom ...

Lawmakers Push to Legalize Marijuana

01.12.15 | Terry Diener

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers plan to reintroduce legislation to legalize medical marijuana in the state. State Representatives Jim Cox and Ed Gainey said their bill is identical to a proposal that passed the Senate 43-7 in September, but never ...

Portions of NY Thruway Close Ahead of Snow

01.09.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement last night that Interstate 90 between Exit 46-Henrietta-and Exit 61--Shortman Road-- as well as the Niagara Section and parts of I-190-- be shut down as of midnight last night. It's in advance of another ...

Lawmakers Consider Changes to NY's SAFE Act

01.09.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Two years after the Empire State adopted some of the toughest gun-control measures in the nation, Republican state lawmakers, who took majority in the senate this month, say the law was hastily passed and should be revisited. Many police stations ...

25th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show Kicks Off Tomorrow

01.09.15 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation with 24 acres under 1 roof, that feature 6-thousand animals, 10-thousand competitive exhibits. This year's butter sculpture-made from over 1,000 pounds of ...

PA Lawmaker Pushing Legislation to Cut Corporate Income Tax

01.09.15 | Terry Diener

Representative Seth Grove is circulating a co-sponsorship memo for a measure that would cut the rate from about 10 percent to about 6 1/2 percent. He says that would spur economic growth and create more jobs in the state. He added that the current ...

The New York State Legislature Kicks off New Session

01.08.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Power in the senate officially shifted into Republican control on Wednesday at the opening of the first session in Albany. The Assembly re-elected its speaker, Sheldon Silver, even though he's under federal investigation. Republican leader Daen ...

NY Energy Costs Soar as Temps Plummet

01.08.15 | FL News Team

Brutal temperatures are slamming the Southern Tier, and while temperatures are on their way down, your utility bills are likely on their way up. Officials with NYSEG say that both electricity and gas prices this season are about the same as last ...

PA Slot Revenue Continues Decline

01.08.15 |

Pennsylvania slot machine revenue has fallen for the second straight year. Gross revenue from the state's 12 casinos totaled $2.31 billion in 2014, down 2.71 percent from the year before. A Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board spokesman attributed the ...

PA Court Ruling Upholds Drilling on Public Land

01.08.15 | Terry Diener

Commonwealth Court on Wednesday upheld a Pennsylvania agency's authority to lease public land for natural gas drilling and rejected an environmental activist's challenges to how the state is spending money gleaned from those agreements. The ...

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