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Wolf in western Pennsylvania

03.01.19 | Terry Diener

The governor of the commonwealth was near Pittsburgh Thursday to push his Restore Pennsylvania Plan, which he said could generate $4.5 billion for infrastructure investments across the state over the next four years. Wolf focused on the plan's...

Carver corrects Douglass statue spelling after 100 years

03.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

The misspelling of 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass's last name on his stone carving at the New York State Capitol has been corrected. His face is among the faces of 77 famous people carved into the ornate interior stonework of the...

UGI Utilities customers in PA will see a spike in their bills beginning today

03.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

The natural gas company says the average customer's bill will go up by $4.50 a month. UGI says the bump is due to an increase in the "purchased gas cost" portion, which reflects how much the utility pays to obtain the gas it...

Teachers union calls on PSERS and other pension funds to divest in private prison corps.

03.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

A new AFT report found that Pennsylvania's Employees Retirement System is among two dozen public pension funds that own a combination of investments in the nation's largest public prison corporations. The American Federation of Teachers union...

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...

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