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Gay Marriage Lives On In Pennsylvania

07.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

There will be no help from the nation's highest court. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday denied a request from Schuylkill County clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney who was seeking a stay against a federal court decision that allowed ...

PA Budget Update: A Deal Is Coming Today

07.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is planning an announcement on the state budget today in a morning news conference. The fiscal year began more then a week ago, but still no deal. It's been held up by pension reform. Corbett will have Budget ...

NY Considers Expanded Hunting Season For Bears

07.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation proposed heightened black bear management measures in May, as nuisance bear incidents are becoming more frequent in areas of the state. The black bear population in New York varies in ...

Libous Says He's Innocent and Running for Re-Election

07.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Senator Thomas Libous, R-Binghamton, proclaimed his innocence on Tuesday after he was charged last week with lying to the FBI and vowed to run and win re-election this fall. In his first extended interview since he was charged July 1 in White ...

PA Governor Tom Corbett Takes To The TV

07.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett is airing his first TV campaign ads since the primary election settled the race to be his Democratic Party competitor in the November 4th general election. The ads began airing statewide Tuesday. Corbett, a Republican, has ...

PA Lawmakers Meet Againt Over The Budget, But No Deal Yet

07.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania state senators returned to the Capitol Tuesday to deal with the remaining pieces of budget-related legislation for the newly begun fiscal year. A key budget-related bill covers a slew of topics, including guiding billions of dollars ...

Medical Marijuana Signed Into Law By Governor Cuomo In NY

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo sat down to ceremonially sign the state's medical-marijuana bill into law, a Rockland County 10-year-old stood by his side. Amanda Houser, of Suffern, suffers from Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that begins in ...

Casino Lobbyists Spend $11 Million In NY

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Four upstate casinos are expected to boost economic development. So far, they’ve boosted the coffers of lobbyists and lawmakers’ campaigns. Casino gambling interests have doled out more than $11 million since 2012 to lobbyists and to ...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Recieves Lawsuit Protecting Traditional Marriage

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania county clerk has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend a federal ruling that allows gay couples to marry in the state. Schuylkill County Orphans' Court Clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney filed the request late last week. It was made ...

PA Lawmakers Look At Budget Again

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A key budget-related bill in the Pennsylvania Legislature covers a slew of topics, despite a constitutional guideline that bills be limited to a single subject. The Senate is expected to take up the bill Tuesday. It guides billions of dollars for ...

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