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HSLDA Urges People In NY, PA To Protest United Nations Disability Treaty

07.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a vote taking place in a u.s. Senate committee today that would affect parent's rights. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, poised to vote on the United Nations Disabilities treaty. The Homeschool Legal Defense Organization says it will ...

Tom Reed Launches Campaign Ads Early

07.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Reed says his early t.v. ads-- that cost over 17-thousand dollars and began running last month-- reflect the way congressional campaigns have changed. "There is no more normal in politics anymore", his spokesman said-- "campaigns start earlier and ...

Fruit Recall Hits New York

07.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A national recall of peaches, nectarines and plums has affected grocers nationwide-- and now is hitting Trader Joe's and Wegmans. Both are removing from their stores a variety of fruit packaged by a California firm that showed possible ...

53-Thousand Western New Yorkers To Undergo Medicaid Switch

07.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

BlueCross Blueshield of Western New York is cutting Medicaid programs. It will affect the healthcare of 53-thousand people. The health network says it's withdrawing its medicaid programs due to financial concerns. It will affect residents in Erie, ...

Girl At Center of Medical Marijiana Battle In NY Dies

07.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The western New York child at the center of the fight for a medical marijuana bill in New York has passed away. Anna Conte was the inspiration for thousands of people who wanted to see that law passed-- out of mercy for people suffering from ...

PA Senator Bob Casey Votes to Overturn Hobby Lobby Decision

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The justices ruled Hobby Lobby could not be forced to offer abortive contraception. Casey sided with democrats-- who argued they were protecting a woman's right to decide her own heath care. Casey justified his vote by drawing a distinction between ...

Pennsylvania Court Limits 2012 Gas Drilling Law

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Commonwealth court on Thursday threw out the Public Utility Commission's Power to withhold drilling fee revenue from towns-meaning zoning doesn't matter- if a drilling site is within a town, they can get a check from the state. The decision also ...

New York to Offer Contraceptives to Low-Income Women

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Health officials have moved forward with a plan to offer post-birth contraceptives. The $350-$700 implants would be provided to low-income women while they're still in the hospital after giving birth, to keep them from getting pregnant ...

Contendors Lining Up For Maziarz Seat

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The fight to fill the seat of Republican State Senator George Maziarz is taking shape in the 62nd District. Maziarz, one of the most powerful senators in New York, is retiring after 19 years in office. He is also the subject of a federal ...

Libous Files Court Records In Lying Case

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Attorneys for Sen. Thomas W. Libous and his son are arguing the government’s accusations against them are so vague they cannot prepare an adequate defense without more information. Libous and his son, Matthew T. Libous, were indicted July 1 ...

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