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How Did New York's Legislative Session Wrap Up?

06.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The state’s legislative session included a fourth on-time budget in a row in March and ended with deals to limit teacher evaluations, legalize medical marijuana and toughen anti-heroin laws. The Legislature finished its six-month session ...

PA Police Dogs Getting Bulletproof Vests

06.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Police dogs across Pennsylvania are getting more protection with bulletproof vests. This, after a K-9 nine named Rocco was killed in the line of duty in Pittsburgh earlier this year. The vests comes from Vested Interest in K-Nine ...

Former PA Governor Suffers Stroke

06.23.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former U.S. Attorney General and Former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh has been hospitalized in Pittsburgh after suffering a mild stroke. The stroke happened Saturday at their weekend home in Ligonier. The 81 year old Thornburgh is resting ...

Rob Astorino Tours Western NY

06.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  The Republican candidate for lawmaker has another fundraiser this morning, after a full day yesterday. He made a morning stop in Lancaster, then in the afternoon-checked out the Pierce Arrow Museum in Buffalo, and a fundraising event last ...

Protesters Rally for Marijuana Bill Before Close of NY Session

06.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  Just a day left in the legislature in New York and those who want a medical marijuana bill passed didn't waste time. The Capitol Rotunda filled to the brim yesterday in a pro-pot rally. The group "Compassionate Care New York" was urging ...

Handicapped Sign to Change in NY

06.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

   The legislation calls for replacing the  well-known blue-and-white image of a nondescript person sitting in a wheelchair with one showing the person in motion. The word handicapped will also be dropped from the signs, after ...

Still No Deal in NY Marijuana Legislation

06.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 The fight is over whether or not to smoke the drug. Cuomo says no, lawmakers say it's ok if you're over 21. But the governor will veto any bill with that language. Talks continued late into the night last night-- but as of midnight, no deal. ...

NY Ban on Sexual Orientation Therapy

06.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

    New York's democratic-led assembly has passed a ban against health professionals trying to change a child's sexual orientation through therapy. It would prohibit licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental ...

PA Lawmaker Pushes for State Immigration Office

06.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is trying to create an Office of New Americans in the state.  Senator Jim Ferlo sent out letters last week seeking support of the bill, which would focus on attracting and integrating immigrants to Pennsylvania.  ...

PA Lawmakers Negotiate Liquor Sales

06.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  With 2 weeks before Pennsylvania state lawmakers call it quits until September, Senate leaders behind closed doors are negotiating the sale of beer and wine in grocery stores.  The House bill would phase out 600 state liquor stores and ...

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