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...

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...

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...

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...

Details emerge into Bradford County, PA massacre

06.18.19 | Brandon Dickson

Police say the gunman, Jesse Northrup, was a veteran who suffered from PTSD and other mental health issues. Northrup shot and killed three relatives before committing suicide last Friday in the town of Wyalusing. Neighbors are...

Giving the Greenlight Bill a go in NY?

06.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

Sources say the state Senate will hold a vote this week on a measure that would extend access to driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants living in New York. The legislation previously passed this month in the Assembly and with two...

PA hunting licenses for the 2019-20 season go on sale today

06.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

Hunters can buy most licenses online, which will take up to 10 business days to arrive by mail. Licenses also can be purchased in person.

School choice proponents in PA urge passage of HB 800

06.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf has vowed to veto it. The measure nearly doubles a tax credit so parents can send their kids to the school of their choice. The governor fears it will hurt public education too much.  

Earthquake hits Juniata County, PA

06.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

Did you feel it? The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit the commonwealth last night--centered in Juniata County. There have been no reports of property damage.

Flooding fears prompt IJC to call for an emergency meeting in western NY

06.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

Conservative Congressman Chris Collins says items on the agenda include the immediate decrease of water levels and evaluation of the flawed Plan 2014. Plan 2014 is the controversial plan used by the International Joint Commission to regulate...

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