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NYS Legislature passes Early Voting bill

01.15.19 | Bob Price

Early Voting is now law in the state of New York.  One of the first big votes of the year in Albany concerning Early Voting passed in the state senate Monday evening. It was passed by the state assembly later on Monday evening. Now that...

PA governor announces largest reduction of inmates in state prisons

01.14.19 | Terry Diener

This past year, the total Department of Corrections inmate population dropped from 48,438 to 47,370, a decrease of 2.2% over 2017. The inmate population has declined six of the past seven years. A major contributor to the 2018 decline was a...

Lawmakers in Albany are voting today to change the way New Yorkers vote

01.14.19 | Bob Price

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul says it's asking too much to allow Empire State voters just one day out of the year to cast a ballot.  That's why the Cuomo administration is pushing for "early" voting. New York state was one of the worst states...

Tomorrow marks take two for Tom Wolf

01.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Democrat will start his second term as governor of Pennsylvania. Wolf is expected to renew calls for a higher minimum wage and natural gas severance tax Tuesday during his inaugural speech. The inauguration will also be former Braddock...

A bag ban is in the budget for New York state

01.14.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

You may have many of those store-plastic bags at home. Governor Cuomo wants to outlaw them in his new spending plan to be released tomorrow in Albany. New York Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, opposes a full-out ban--calling it too restrictive. She...

Feds raid Scranton City Hall

01.11.19 | Bill Price

The FBI also raided the mayor's home yesterday. The nature of the activity wasn't disclosed. City lawmakers in Scranton are calling on Mayor Bill Courtright needs to "come-clean." Lawmakers in the "Electric City" are expected to talk about the...

Homeless shelters will be working hard to get folks inside this weekend

01.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Frigid temps are expected this weekend. Christian Hoffman, who runs a shelter in Niagara Falls, New York, , says he relies on police to bring the homeless to his shelter during the winter months. Bigger cities across New York and Pennsylvania...

School board members in PA have voted to postpone a policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school

01.10.19 | Sarah Harnisch

In a 2-1 vote, the Tamaqua School Board’s security committee says it will suspend the policy for a week while it waits for a court hearing on its validity. Both teachers and parents filed lawsuits; claiming it violated state law and posed...

One PA lawmaker wants to put more resources into stopping robocalls

01.10.19 | Sarah Harnisch

State Senator Andy Dinniman is working on a bill to target them.   Dinniman says the calls bombard people to the point of harassment. And they are targeting the elderly. His bill would allow you to not have to re-register for the do not...

Wednesday's legislative session in NY kicked off with a punch

01.10.19 | Sarah Harnisch

14 new women have joined the conference. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was sworn in to thunderous applause. She is the first African-American woman to hold the position of Senate majority leader. There are now 20 women senators and 50 women...

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