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Gov. Cuomo is starting the process to restore voting rights to more than 24K parolees

05.23.18 | Brandon Dickson

He's issued the first set of conditional pardons, which included recently paroled convicted cop killer Herman Bell. Cuomo claims this reverses restrictions that disproportionately impacts people of color. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan...

Gov. Wolf hits the campaign trail with his new ticket mate

05.17.18 | Brandon Dickson

John Fetterman, the Braddock, PA mayor, says his role as lieutenant governor is to help re-elect Wolf.  Fetterman says he wants to make sure Pennsylvania gets a second term of Gov. Wolf's leadership. Meanwhile, the man opposing them this...

NY state's aging prison population forces taxpayers to pay more

05.17.18 | Brandon Dickson

Based on the new report, a corrections policy and advocacy organization recommends releasing many older inmates.   The group says older inmates are less likely to re-offend than younger prisoners. The Osborne Association also claims...

Schumer aims to block robocalls

05.17.18 | Brandon Dickson

Senator Chuck Schumer says he'll push legislation to give consumers the ability to block robocalls to any landline or mobile phone. The New York Democrat says that Americans received 3.4 billion robocalls last month alone, an increase of nearly...

NY mom and step-dad are behind bars in connection with the assault of a toddler

05.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

Alison and Donald Bovio are charged with first degree assault of a three-year-old boy in Seneca Falls, New York. The couple said the child fell down a flight of stairs, but cops say the young boy was actually hit with a belt numerous times...

A former Buffalo bishop will speak at the royal wedding on Saturday

05.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

Reverend Michael Curry, who attended public school in the Queen City, was ordained at Saint Paul's Cathedral. Curry, who now serves as a bishop in Chicago, says he will address the source and origin of the love between Prince Harry and Meghan...

The NY Senate approves bills aimed at Cuomo's economic development policies

05.10.18 | Brandon Dickson

The legislation seeks to require more transparency and accountability for programs that amount to billions of dollars a year in tax breaks, business grants, and loans. One of the measures would require the state to create a searchable database...

'Me Too' founder sounds off after 4 women accused NY's AG of abuse

05.09.18 | Brandon Dickson

Tarana Burke addressed students at SUNY Broome this week.  She says "the hypocrisy is so deep in this situation," considering that New York's recent attorney general, Eric Schneiderman claimed to be a big proponent of the "Me Too" movement.

Manhattan DA blasts Gov. Cuomo for refusing to let him investigate Schneiderman

05.09.18 | Brandon Dickson

Cuomo claims Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance would be a conflict of interest. Vance wrote a letter to Cuomo last night blaming the governor for creating the potential conflict by ordering Schneiderman to investigate Vance's office for the...

Officials anticipate large voter turnout for Tuesday's PA primary election

05.09.18 | Brandon Dickson

Nearly 30% of the registered Republicans voters turned out during their last contested off-year primary for governor in 2010. Some pollsters suggest a 40% turnout for the party is reasonable, with more than one-million Republicans casting ballots.

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