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Pennsylvania Is Finally Creating Jobs Again

03.05.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new study says the end of the employment cliff for Pennsylvania is finally in sight.  On Monday,  IHS Global Insight issued its latest forecast of when states will return to "peak employment" levels-- the level attained before the ...

People Are Flocking To Watch "The Bible" Miniseries On The History Channel

03.05.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The History Channel made ratings history Sunday, setting a record for its new mini-series on the Bible. Nearly 15 million tuned into the premier. The show runs 5 weeks, two hours per show, ending on Easter Sunday. "The Bible" beat out ABC's the ...

Skelos Says Gun Law Will Change; Cuomo Says It Won't

03.05.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said Monday he expects significant changes to New York's new gun law.  He specifically mentioned a provision that lowers the number of bullets in a magazine from 10 to 7, saying manufacturers do not make guns ...

NY Senate Considering Tax Credits For Families, Homeowners

03.05.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Senate unveiled the Family Tax Relief Act yesterday. It restores the STAR property tax rebate program, which gives families 450 dollars back on their property taxes; and puts a new tax break in place: nearly a thousand dollar ...

Frontrunner Emerges To Challenge Tom Corbett

03.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The name of a five term Congresswoman is being touted as a democratic front runner to challenge Tom Corbett in the next Pennsylvania Gubernatorial election. Montgomery County congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has yet to declare her candidacy, but has ...

30 Million Locusts Descend on Egypt

03.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Cairo, Egypt and the area around the Red Sea has been laden with 30 million locusts, just ahead of the Passover holiday. Israel's Agriculture Ministry set up an emergency hotline today, asking Israelis to be vigilant in reporting locust sightings ...

PA Judges Sue To Waive Forced Age of Retirement

03.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania judges are required to retire at age 70. Now, eight county judges from across the state are fighting the requirement in a federal court. They have filed two age discrimination lawsuits. The mandate has stood for 43 years.

NY Budget Due April 1st; Cuomo Says It'll Be On Time

03.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's less a month till New York's budget is due April 1st. And Governor Cuomo plans to have it done on time. Increasing the state minimum wage, locating 3 upstate casinos, and increased aid for schools are the top 3 issues facing the state ...

Gun Owners In PA May Be Required To Buy Insurance

03.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There is a bill before the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee that would require anyone with a license to carry a concealed firearm to buy $1 million in liability insurance. The thinking, according to the bill's sponsor, is to encourage ...

NYS Comptroller Finds Issues With The Home Rebate Program

03.01.13 |

New York state's school tax relief program, the STAR program, isn't working the way it should be. The state comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, found some towns were lax in their oversite, and gave benefits on multiple homes to the same owners. It cost ...