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New York's farmers might get a break if the state's minimum wage is boosted to $15

03.23.16 |

Speaking to reporters in Niagara Falls on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his office is currently working on a modification for the agriculture industry, but he didn't give specifics."I believe we have to make a special modification for the...

New York Assembly votes in favor of legalizing MMA

03.23.16 |

Professional mixed martial arts scored a huge win Tuesday when the state Assembly voted 113-25 in favor of the bill.New York the last state to legalize the popular but controversial sport.For the past seven years, a bill for MMA has passed the...

Call to restrict drone use that interferes with hunting, fishing in Pa.

03.22.16 |

Environmental officials say there have been at least a half dozen incidents of unmanned aircraft flying near eagle's nests and interfering with waterfowl. The drones can spook migrating birds. Animal rights groups have said they use drones to...

New evidence has reportedly surfaced in the Cal Harris murder trial in New York

03.22.16 |

Defense Attorney Bruce Barket says evidence of burned clothing, the blade of a knife, and part of a woman's purse was found in a burn pit at the home of a man with whom Harris' wife, Michelle was romantically involved. Michelle Harris...

The Democratic National Chairman botched donor taxes

03.22.16 |

Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and mayor of Philadelphia, made a mistake that could cost some people lots of money. As chairman of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention, Rendell failed to obtain...

New York state regents elect Betty Rosa as chancellor

03.22.16 |

Elected member Betty Rosa was selected to lead the education organization through the next round of changes to the state's learning standards, testing program and teacher evaluations.Rosa, a former Bronx superintendent, has been a critic of...

Retired state trooper kills turnpike toll collector and guard in holdup

03.21.16 |

Former state trooper Clarence D. Briggs, a 26-year veteran with the state police from Newville, Cumberland County, attempted an armed robbery at the turnpike interchange that ended with him gunning down a turnpike employee and a turnpike...

A bruising budget battle is starting to take its toll on Pennsylvania Democrats

03.21.16 |

13 House Democrats have crossed the partisan divide and sided with Republicans in their attempt to over-ride Governor Wolf's budget veto. Just seven more are needed to end the 8 month stalemate. The standoff in Harrisburg has public schools...

The New York Thruway Authority could end up taking billions in state subsidies

03.21.16 |

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging state lawmakers to consider budget proposals to use $1 billion from settlements with financial institutions to help the authority pay for a budget-busting replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge and for toll tax...

New York State is considering a registry for refugees

03.21.16 |

The bill introduced by state Senator Terrance Murphy would require refugees to be registered, fingerprinted, and monitored for a year or until they achieve permanent resident status. Opponents say the proposal would treat refugees like...

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