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Gov. Wolf plans to veto school choice legislation

06.13.19 | Bob Price

The measure that recently passed the GOP-controlled General Assembly doubles a tax credit for families to send their children to private schools in under-performing districts. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says needy...

Today NY Senate votes to end religious exemption for childhood vaccinations

06.13.19 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo says a nationwide measles outbreak demands action for public health. But, Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, thinks this move is a "huge" mistake because such a move would infringe on people's rights. New...

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.

GOP lawmakers in PA rebuff governor's call for voting machine funds

06.13.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Republican legislators are refusing to commit to the millions of dollars sought by Governor Wolf to replace the state's voting machines in time for next year's presidential election.  They insist the added expense will hurt counties. The...

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...

PA family raises awareness about suicide assistance websites

06.12.19 | Bob Price

The York County family is alarmed after their own daughter took her life with the aid of the online forum. This tragedy has spurred action in Harrisburg too. Representative Frank Ryan says assisted suicide is illegal in Pennsylvania, but says...

Gillibrand juxtaposes pro-life causes with racism

06.12.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand making waves this morning after remarking, "imagine saying that's it's o.k. to appoint a judge who's racist or antisemitic, or homophobic-- asking someone to appoint someone who takes away...

PA's governor pushes for state police protection fee

06.12.19 | Terry Diener

Wolf says some municipalities are not paying their fair share for police protection, and to compensate for that deficit, money is being taken from the Motor License Fund that would otherwise go to roads and bridges. During its first year, the...

NY Senate plans to vote today to repeal ban on contractural surrogacy

06.11.19 | Bob Price

In contractual surrogacy, a woman is compensated for carrying a baby for its parents. Jason McGuire is with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says, "there is increasing movement to completely deny that there is a biological connection and...

The conversation continues in PA over school property taxes

06.11.19 | Terry Diener

The disliked bills will arrive in mailboxes across the commonwealth next month. State Senator David Argall, a Schuylkill County Republican, says legislative discussions are likely in July and August, following a stretch in which there was little...

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