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NY home to nation's most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions

07.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law Thursday, which calls for all of the state's electricity to come from renewable, carbon-free sources such as solar, wind and hydro-power. But, the business community has concerns the legislation would...

Firings for the "force" in Philadelphia

07.19.19 | Bob Price

The city's police commissioner, Richard Ross, says 13 cops will be cut for making racist or offensive Facebook posts--an unprecedented wave of terminations resulting from a scandal that has attracted national attention. The department had...

Woodstock 50 organizers apply 3x for a permit to hold festival

07.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

The move comes a day after losing an appeal for a previous denial. The concert series was previously denied a permit twice last week by the town of Vernon. An appeal of the denial was upheld Tuesday night by the central New York town's planning...

Hot now? Wait a few decades

07.19.19 | Terry Diener

The Union of Concerned Scientists, an advocacy group that's warning about the dangers of climate-change, says Pennsylvania will experience an average of 40 days a year with a heat index above 90 degrees by 2050, compared to an average of just...

Contrasting steps taken on death penalty in Pennsylvania

07.17.19 | Bob Price

Philadelphia's top prosecutor and the state district attorneys' association have taken opposing positions in a case that will determine if Pennsylvania's death penalty will remain in effect. Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner says his own review...

"Red-lighting" the Green Light Law in New York

07.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

Conservative Congressman Chris Collins says the Empire State should not receive federal highway funding. The western New York representative is proposing a "Red Light Act" in response to New York's Green Light Law. The Republican lawmaker has...

Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be going up 6% next year

07.17.19 | Bill Price

Officials announced yesterday that the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission had approved the increase. It's scheduled to start January 5th on all sections and extensions except for three "cashless" toll facilities in western Pennsylvania. Now...

Empire State will bump the tobacco and e-cigarrette age

07.17.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Starting in mid-November the minimum age to buy e-cigs or other tobacco products in New York will be 21 instead of 18. Governor Cuomo signed the measure into law on Tuesday.  He says his aim is to "prevent an entire generation of New...

Fed funds funneled to upstate NY to expand internet

07.16.19 | Bob Price

Nearly $40 million dollars will help bring high-speed internet to more than 15-thousand homes and businesses in upstate New York. The money is part of the FCC's "Connect American Fund."

Gov. Wolf signs into law 6 bills that expand rights of victims in criminal trial

07.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

It's considered to be a big win for Pennsylvania Democrats and the Wolf Administration. One of the measures allows victims to attend any criminal proceeding unless the court determines their testimony would be altered by hearing other...

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