A bill to expand Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania gains more traction

06.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

But, supporters of Sunday hunting say the latest proposal is bittersweet; they asked for 14 Sundays, but changes to the legislation propose three.   Hunting groups are pushing for the Pennsylvania Game Commission to manage which three...

Pennsylvania is permanently recognizing "Juneteenth"

06.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

The cultural holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved black people in the U.S. Governor Wolf on Wednesday signed legislation designating June 19th as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day." The celebration started with the freed slaves of...

NY Senate approves automatic voter registration bill

06.20.19 | Bob Price

The new measure would make registering to vote an "opt-out" program as opposed to "opt-in." AVR would allow eligible New Yorkers to register to vote when they interact with a government agency, such as the DMV--streamlining the process, and...

Bill requiring drivers remove snow from vehicles gains steam in PA Senate

06.19.19 | Bob Price

The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved the measure Tuesday, which gives drivers 24 hours after a storm to clean their cars and trucks. Police could pull drivers over if their vehicle pose a threat to people or property.  

Rec. pot is still a possibility in New York

06.19.19 | Bob Price, Brandon Dickson

The state legislative session is "supposed" to end today, but Democratic lawmakers are making a midnight push to pass a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana. Republican Assemblyman Phil Palmesano notes, "no one wants to talk about the...

1 in 3 Pennsylvania households struggles to afford life's basic necessities

06.19.19 | Terry Diener

Overall, the ratio represents nearly two million families. Hundreds of thousands of them live below the federal poverty line, but more than a million live near that mark, roughly $24,000 a year for a family of four. Most of these low-income...

Empire State could become home to toughest U.S. emission standards

06.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Under the Senate bill, New York would generate 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2050. The Democrat-controlled state Assembly is expected to vote on it today, the last...

Gov. Cuomo signs legislation that grants driver's licenses to illegal immigrants

06.18.19 | Bob Price

The bill's sponsor sees no potential problems with the Greenlight Law. Yet, skeptics are worried about fraud and abuse. Republicans don't believe immigrants should be rewarded for being in the country, illegally. Democrats argue the law will...

Protester verbally attacked by Rep. B. Sims rallies support for his censure

06.18.19 | Bob Price

Ashley Garecht met Monday with lawmakers asking for their support of a measure targeting the four-term Philadelphia Democrat. Representative Jerry Knowles of Schuylkill County, has introduced a resolution that calls on the House leadership to...

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is wading into the budget battle in Harrisburg

06.18.19 | Brandon Dickson

He's personally pleading with Governor Wolf not to veto a school choice bill. The legislation, which passed both houses of the General Assembly, nearly doubles tax credits for private and religious schools. The governor fears it takes away from...

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