FLN News Articles

Christie, Ryan Would Beat Cuomo If The 2016 Presidential Election Were Today

03.08.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Could New York Governor Andrew Cuomo become President in 2016? Neither former Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan nor New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have announced they're running for President in 2016; but a new poll out by Quinnipiac ...

There Could Be Help On The Way For Nurses In The Keystone State

03.08.13 |

A pair of Democratic state legislators have introduced bills in both the House and Senate to create government mandated nurse-patient ratios at Pennsylvania hospitals. They said the ratio would vary based on the nature of the hospital care. ...

Penn State Sues Insurance Carrier Over Sandusky Claims

03.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Penn State alleges in a new lawsuit that its insurance carrier has not been honoring its legal obligation to cover claims related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The university says in an 18-page complaint filed in Bellefonte that it has been sued ...

NY Assembly Passes Yet Another Gas Drilling Moratorium

03.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York lawmakers are looking to put a stop to the controversial natural gas drilling process known as hydrofracking.  The state Assembly has passed legislation extending a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until May of 2015, and is calling ...

Mixed Martial Arts Passes The NY Senate

03.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Senate passed legislation to legalize and regulate Mixed Martial Arts competitions in the Empire State. The sport has the fastest growing fan base of any in the world. In America, 47 states allow it, including Pennsylvania. ...

Beloved Southern Tier Doctor Dies

03.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A pioneering AIDS physician is being remembered in the Southern Tier. When aids first surfaced in the public eye, many retreated from the disease in fear. Hospitals and doctors didn't want to be known as care providers, fearing it would scare other ...

U.S. House Introduces Bill To Protect Christians and Others From HHS Mandate

03.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill introduced in the U.S. House would protect those threatened by hefty fines under the HHS mandate in the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act. Testimony was given Tuesday. Sister Jane Marie Kline, a Catholic nurse, says a hospital ...

NY Gets Closer To Hiking The Minimum Wage

03.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Assembly passed a bill to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour, putting pressure on the Senate and Governor Cuomo to support the measure. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said the minimum wage should be increased ...

More Hydrofracking Moratorium Talks In The NY Senate

03.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

We've waited over four years for a decision on high volume hydrofracking in New York, and now, there's the possibility that the wait may be much longer. A critical group of New York senators are likely to pass a two-year hyrofracking moratorium ...

Railroads Are Now Eyeing PA's Marcellus Shale Gas

03.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania produces almost a tenth of the nation's natural gas, courtesy of the Marcellus Shale. Now, there just might be another buyer in the market. BNSF Railway, one of the country's biggest consumers of diesel fuel, plans this year to test ...

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