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Gov. Cuomo is proposes ins. mandate to expand invitro fertilization coverage

02.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Democrat announced the measure Wednesday. The plan would apply to all large group insurers, while the coverage requirement for "medically necessary" egg freezing would apply to large, small, and individual insurance providers. The new...

PA politicians grill transportation officials over Turnpike's funding issues

02.27.19 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is behind on payments to the state amid a lawsuit over its rising tolls. The commission has hiked tolls 200% in the last decade. Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards, who sits on the turnpike commission...

NY state's drug epidemic has caused a spike in foster kids

02.27.19 | Bill Price

Stacy Wilson with Child and Family Services says there are "over 1,000 children in foster care" in Erie County, New York. Wilson says her organization will train folks interested in becoming foster parents. Jeffrey Moore and his wife from...

Pennsylvania will start issuing "upgraded" driver licenses

02.27.19 | Terry Diener

The state Department of Transportation plans to issue the so-called Real IDs starting Friday. About 170,000 people who got pre-qualified can order theirs online. There are 10 million holders of Pennsylvania driver licenses and ID cards. The...

Lawmakers look to make prostitution legal in New York state

02.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

State Senators Jessica Ramos and Julia Salazar say most people who work in the sex trade do so to pay bills and put food on the table. They add, most of the people who are arrested in massage parlor raids are undocumented immigrants. As of...

PA lawmakers seek change on how salaries are clinched for gov't employees

02.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Nathan Benefield with the Commonwealth Foundation says the private talks are not made public until contracts are agreed to. State Senator Patrick Stefano insists that process is unfair to taxpayers. Stefano plans to reintroduce a bill this...

NY Co. clerk "up in arms" on effort to give drivers licenses to illegal immigrants

02.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns says the move is illegal. Earlier this month, New York City approved a resolution that calls upon the state legislature to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. The Empire State is home to 725,000...

City officials in PA force Catholic agency to approve same-sex relationships

02.26.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Catholic Social Services helped 2,200 foster children last year. The agency in Philadelphia has been placing foster children in homes for a century. Nick Reaves with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty says, the city has said if the agency...

Wind storm clean up continues

02.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Two days of wicked winds have wreaked havoc on trees and power lines. There's still nearly 10,000 in the dark in New York, and more than 50,000 without the juice in Pennsylvania as of this morning. Crews have been working to cut up trees and...

High winds have knocked down trees and power lines throughout NY & PA

02.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

More than 177,000 customers are without power in Pennsylvania after hours of high winds. Nearly two-thirds of the outages are reported in western Pennsylvania, but officials across the rest of the commonwealth say they are seeing their outage...

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