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NY Common Core Testing May Be Delayed

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Legislative leaders say they are negotiating a set of changes to the Common Core education standards with Governor Andrew Cuomo, as closed-door talks about the state budget enter their final stretch. With a spending plan for the state due before ...

Former Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly Isn't Getting Cancer Surgery Today

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jill Kelly stated Wednesday that, after consulting with doctors in NYC and Buffalo, her husband’s surgery will not go ahead, saying it “is not the best option for Jim.” Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly had been scheduled to ...

Fishing Season Is 48 Hours Away In PA

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Some of the lakes may be frozen over, but it doesn't matter for fisherman in Pennsylvania! Anglers in eighteen southeastern Pennsylvania Counties are preparing for Saturday’s opening day of trout, which marks the unofficial start of the 2014 ...

LIHEAP Heating Aid Extended In Pennsylvania

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Corbett announced that Pennsylvanians who are struggling to pay home heating bills will have extra time. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended through April 18th. The federally-funded program was slated ...

Metcalfe Takes the Lead on Making English PA’s Official Language

03.26.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Majority Chairman, Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), has introduced legislation to establish English as the official language of Pennsylvania (House Bill 2132). “Time and time again, ...

S-A-F-E Act Deadline Looming in NY

03.26.14 | Bob Price

Gun owners need to make sure their guns are registered before the Safe Act deadline on April 15th. There are 21 days left before someone can face arrest for not having their gun listed in the state wide registry. However gun owners around the Twin ...

Pa. House ethics panel might investigate Democrats involved in sting

03.26.14 | Bob Price

Despite decades of inaction, the House Ethics Committee may secretly investigate at least four state House members accused of taking cash payoffs from a confidential informant posing as a lobbyist to influence passage of legislation. The ...

Buffalo Bills Owner Ralph Wilson Dies at 95

03.26.14 | Bob Price

Ralph Wilson Jr., the only owner the Buffalo Bills have ever had, has died at age 95. Bills President Russ Brandon  made the announcement at the league's winter meetings in Orlando on Tuesday. "No one loves this game more than Ralph Wilson," ...

Among GOP governors, Corbett of Pa. lags behind

03.25.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania is a big state, but from wherever Republican Gov. Tom Corbett stands, the view is bleak. To the east is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a GOP star and presidential contender despite his recent troubles over a bridge scandal. On the ...

POLL: Majority Upstate Opposes SAFE Act; Cuomo Popular But...

03.25.14 | Bob Price

A year after the SAFE Act gun-control law was enacted, voters support it by a 2-to-1 margin statewide, but a slight majority of upstaters still oppose the measure, according to a poll that also shows some slippage in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's popularity. ...

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