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PA prison guards held a rally in Harrisburg to protest the closure of two state prisons

01.24.17 | Bob Price

Representative Neal Goodman of Schuylkill County insists the loss of nearly 800 jobs would be devastating.  He says, "that's a body blow my district doesn't get up from." Corrections Secretary John Wetzel is objecting to senators’ ...

The NY Assembly has reintroduced a doctor assisted suicide bill

01.24.17 | Bob Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

The plan introduced in Albany would require two physicians to certify that a patient’s illness is terminal. Physicians could refuse to agree to the request for any reason.Last year the measure passed an Assembly committee but never made it to ...

Gov. Wolf is warning Congress not to cut funding for medicaid coverage for Pennsylvanians

01.24.17 | Terry Diener

The governor says the proposed plan to replace Obamacare will have a devastating impact on Pennsylvanians, including children and the elderly and he will fight any attempt to cut coverage. Shifting Medicaid to a block-grant program has emerged as ...

NY lawmakers begin hearings this week on Gov. Cuomo's $152 billion budget

01.23.17 | Jeremy Miller

The first hearing kicks off tomorrow and is likely to focus on Cuomo's call to make college tuition at state universities free for middle-class students.Wednesday's hearing is expected to vet the governor's plans to develop the workforce. ...

PA's shrinking prison population is fueling a growing parolee population

01.23.17 | Terry Diener

Since 2012, the state prison population has dropped by 2,000. Over that same period, parolee ranks grew by more than 6,000 as parole violators spent less time in prison.  Jason Bloom of the state corrections officers union says the state is ...

The Pennsylvania State Police are going gray

01.23.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Later this year, motorists across Pennsylvania will start to see the state police change out the white patrol cars in favor of  sterling gray vehicles. The color scheme is based on the color of trooper uniforms.   Leaders hope the ...

A Civil Rights leader was in Niagara Falls last night

01.20.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Dorothy Counts Scoggins was the first black student to attend an all white school in North Carolina in 1957. Scoggins spoke to Niagara Falls High School students last night. She said if you fight back when you are bullied, you are no better than ...

Better pay the tolls in NY state

01.20.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Starting this week, New York will suspend the vehicle registrations of any drivers who evade the state's tolls three 3 times in five years. The new law went into effect Wednesday.  Within 24 hours, the DMV says it sent out 1,200 suspension ...

'Antiques Roadshow' is making its first stop in Harrisburg this summer

01.20.17 | Terry Diener

The PBS television show that appraises antiques announced this week Harrisburg is one of five cities on its summer tour. The show will be making a stop there on June 3rd at a yet-to-be disclosed location. If you would like to have an item ...

Pennsylvania is getting an extension to fix state law to allow for federal 'Real ID' compliance

01.20.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The extension from the Department of Homeland Security gives state officials until June 5th, to resolve the state's non-compliance. The governor's office says a further extension could be granted, once the state can commit to meeting all ...

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