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FAFSA Applications Due for College-Bound

12.31.14 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is advising college-bound high school seniors and their families to prepare for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible after January 1st, ...

Price Hike on PA Turnpike

12.31.14 | Terry Diener

For the seventh straight year, drivers will pay more in the new year to ride on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Tolls are increasing by five percent for all customers, whether paying with cash or EZ Pass. The hike will take effect this coming Sunday. ...

NY Residents Claim Drilling Ruined Water Supply

12.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal judge has ruled against 9 homeowners in the Southern Tier who said their tap water was tainted by gas drilling. U.S. District Judge Charles Siragusa in Rochester said the homeowners failed to prove the silt and methane that befouled their ...

NY to Reimburse Lost Wages From Nov Snow Storm

12.30.14 | FL News Team

Now that the federal government has officially declared the November snowstorm a disaster, state officials say that those who missed one to four days of work may be eligible for reimbursement. This is a change from the normal weather protocol, in ...

PA Parks Host New Years Day Hikes

12.30.14 | Terry Diener

As part of a nationwide America's State Parks First Day Hikes on New Year's Day, Thursday, Jan. 1, hikes will be held in 22 Pennsylvania state parks. Ellen Ferretti, secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says that ...

PA Homes Without Heat Doubled in Last Decade

12.30.14 | Terry Diener

The Public Utility Commission said last week that its survey shows that about 23,213 households didn't have heat-related utility service. The utility commission says that's up from 12,000 in 2003 and 19,653 last year. It also says some households ...

NY Lawmakers Consider $5B Windfall Spending

12.29.14 | FL News Team

Lawmakers returning to Albany in January are expected to focus on financial matters such as how to spend New York's $5 billion bank settlements windfall. Legislative leaders and Governor Cuomo are considering using the $5 billion from bank ...

Governor Cuomo Backs Southern Tier Casino

12.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially given his support behind a plan for a casino in the Southern tier. In a letter to the state gaming commission, the governor pressed for bidding to reopen for a 4th and final casino in New York State. The ...

Tom Wolf Tours PA

12.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has been touring Pennsylvania over the past week to drum out his message about state government's massive debt. Republicans want pension reform before they will consider any tax increase-- including a tax on natural ...

Education Funding Gap Widenes in PA

12.29.14 | Terry Diener

The gap between what wealthy districts and poor districts spend to educate children has widened dramatically in the four years since GOP Gov. Tom Corbett took office, amid deep budget-balancing cuts in state aid under Republican-controlled ...

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