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Gov. Cuomo has taken the wraps off his $178 billion state budget proposal

01.22.20 | Brandon Dickson

The plan includes a plan to rein in spending on medicaid, increase school aid $826 million, and a push for legalizing pot. Cuomo calls the spending plan both "progressive and fiscally sound." But, Republican state Assemblyman, Stephen Hawley...

A commonwealth church has paid the medical debt of 1,500+ people

01.22.20 | Brandon Dickson

LCBC Church, which has 15 locations throughout the state, has eliminated $2.5 million in medical bills for 1,546 Pennsylvanians. Pastor Jason Mitchell says he and his congregation are honored to help relieve some of the stress that comes from...

Pennsylvania House members tackle human trafficking this week

01.21.20 | Brandon Dickson

State House representatives are expected to vote on a number of bills to combat the international issue. State Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill says one way to end the "egregious industry" is to switch off demand. In 2018, 275 human trafficking...

Remembering a reverend and civil rights activist

01.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

Today, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and folks around the country will be honoring his legacy. In Albany, there will be a memorial observance in the Hart Theater located at the Empire State Plaza. In Scranton, a community dinner will be held...

Following through on a plan to close a Pennsylvania prison

01.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor wolf says he's shutting down Retreat Prison just west of Wilkes-Barre. The controversial cost-cutting step comes amid a declining inmate population and rising prison costs. Retreat has about 400 employees and about 940 inmates. The...

Former Rep. Chris Collins has been sentenced to 2 years & 2 mos.

01.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

The ex-western New York representative plead guilty to helping his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses and lying to the FBI about it. Meanwhile, Buffalo Bills hall-of-famer Jim Kelly is supporting Republican Beth Parlato to...

The Philly airport pilots facial recognition

01.16.20 | Brandon Dickson

Philadelphia International Airport will soon begin testing biometric screening on some international flights. Three different facial recognition systems will be set up at gates that serve outbound flights for four airlines, including American...

President names Rep. Tom Reed as chair of re-election campaign in NY

01.16.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Corning Republican was one of the first U.S. representatives to endorse Donald Trump for president in 2016. New york state's presidential primary is April 28th. The last Republican presidential candidate to win New York was Ronald Reagan in...

Former Penn State player sues school, football coach, and fellow player

01.15.20 | Brandon Dickson

Isaiah Humphries is seeking unspecified financial damages in the federal suit against Penn State, Coach James Franklin, and former teammate, Damion Barber. Humphries accuses coaches of retaliating when he reported hazing, harassment, and sexual...

Lebanon Co. DA David Arnold wins PA's 48th state Senate District

01.15.20 | Brandon Dickson

Arnold easily won the special election for the seat that covers parts of Lebanon, York, and Dauphin counties. Arnold says he plans to pursue safety, whether it's from a police or EMS standpoint. The Republican defeated Democrat and Lebanon...

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