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The price to fill up is going up in Pennsylvania

12.27.16 | Bill Price

Starting Sunday, the nation's highest gas tax will increase by another 8 cents per gallon. Gas stations will almost certainly pass along the increase to motorists. Drivers will pay about 78 cents per gallon in tax  That's up from just...

PA driver's licenses won't be acceptable I.D. to enter a federal facility next month

12.26.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Come January 30, the Keystone State licenses won't be accepted at military bases and nuclear plants. About a year later, on January 22, 2018, the license will no longer be good to fly domestically. The federal Real I.D. Act, which passed in 2005...

A defense attorney says an insanity defense is unlikely in the Eric Frein trial

12.26.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Frein is the man charged with fatally ambushing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding a second trooper near a rural barracks in eastern Pennsylvania. Attorney William Ruzzo said during a hearing over the holiday that an insanity or diminished...

Wegmans is facing a a civil lawsuit for background checks it runs on prospective employees

12.26.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Rochester-based grocery giant has been accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act for failing to give job applicants and employees who became the subjects of consumer background checks proper notice. The civil lawsuit was filed in...

The minimum wage is going up at year's end in New York state

12.26.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Within New York City, the living wage will rise from $9 to $11 dollars an hour, though the increase will be smaller for employees of small businesses. Their wage will increase to $10.50 an hour. Elsewhere in the state it will go to $9.70...

A NY congresswoman is pushing for legislation to protect children from drunk drivers

12.22.16 | Bob Price

She wants to withhold federal highway dollars from 40 states that aren't tough enough on DWI when children are in the car.Democrat Kathleen Rice of Long Island says only seven states, including New York, make drunk-driving a felony whenever a...

A PA politician wants colleges that declare themselves "sanctuary campuses" to face sanctions

12.22.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

State Representative Jerry Knowles says he plans to introduce a bill in next year's legislative session that would  make "sanctuary schools" lose taxpayer funding. So far, none of the four, state-related universities, nor the 14 state-owned...

Pennsylvania's governor promises not to raise taxes to balance the budget next year

12.22.16 | Bob Price

Tom Wolf will instead propose a series of government reforms to make official Harrisburg operate more efficiently. Wolf releases his budget proposal in early February.

Another corruption scandal is brewing at the New York state capital

12.22.16 | Bob Price

This time the scandal involves the state's $179 billion pension fund. The portfolio manager of that fund is accused of steering $2 billion dollars to brokers in exchange for bribes. The accused was fired as the portfolio manager back in February...

A PA inmate has asked the state's highest court to prevent him from having to spend the rest of his life on parole

12.21.16 | Bob Price

52 Year-old Richard Le Olds wants bail set for him and others like him--inmates convicted of taking part in homicides as juveniles without doing the actual killing. His request comes as courts across Pennsylvania re-sentence inmates sent away...

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