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The NY comptroller's office looks to connect residents with unclaimed funds

01.25.18 | Bob Price

The comptrollers office has a website where you can check to see if you are owed any money. According to the website, New York returns a million dollars every day to those who file claims on the site. Although 65% of the unclaimed funds are...

GOP PA House members are advancing a plan to downsize state government

01.24.18 | Terry Diener

On Tuesday, the House State Government Committee voted 14 to 10 in favor of a proposed constitutional amendment that still needs approval by the full House and Senate before going to voters. A Democratic-sponsored amendment to establish a...

Changes could be coming for voting rules in NY

01.24.18 | Brandon Dickson

Democrats are trying to change the rules they say are responsible for low voter turnout. The Senate's minority conference has introduced more than a dozen bills aimed at pushing for early voting, which is already in place in 34 other states...

Pitt officials place fraternities and sororities on social probation

01.24.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

An unidentified Pitt student was hospitalized last week due to a "serious alcohol incident." Last year, Penn State fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza died after falling down stairs and not receiving medical treatment for hours.

SUNY board revokes honorary degree given to TV host Charlie Rose

01.24.18 | Brandon Dickson

The move comes following sexual misconduct allegations. Rose was awarded the Doctor of Humane letters degree by SUNY Oswego in 2014. In November, SUNY officials also took back an honorary doctorate given to Harvey Weinstein by the University at...

PA Supreme Court throws out the congressional district map

01.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

In a four-to-three vote, the court ruled the 2011 redistricting violates the state constitution. Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack welcomes the ruling. Republican U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson, calls the ruling political, and notes...

A Buffalo-area man has pleaded guilty to supporting ISIS

01.23.18 | Brandon Dickson

46-Year-old Arafat Nagi has been charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Lynch says Nagi intended to fight on behalf of the Islamic state...

Rep. Kevin Haggerty is back to work in Harrisburg

01.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pennsylvania lawmaker missed 300 votes over the past six months. Representative Mike Carroll, one of the fellow democrats that started the process of holding Haggerty in contempt for his repeated no-shows, says he's pleased to see Haggerty...

NY state could adopt its own version of net neutrality

01.23.18 | Bob Price, Jeremy Miller

Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy and Senator David Carlucci want to ban companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic. A federal net neutrality rule was recently repealed by the Federal Communications...

The trial of a former aide to Gov. Cuomo commences today

01.22.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The corruption case against Joe Percoco gets underway today with jury selection in Manhattan.  Percoco and several co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to claims of bid-rigging for state economic development projects.

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