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70 Miles-per-hour speed limit expanding to most of Pennsylvania’s Turnpike

03.17.16 |

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has had a pilot program for nearly two years-- with a 70 mile-an-hour speed limit on about 100 miles of its system in the south central part of the state. Now, the speed limit is expected to be raised to 70 on another...

The lead water problem continues to impact New York schools

03.17.16 | Bob Price

In Penfield, a suburb of Rochester, officials have detected the harmful metal in the water of one of its schools. Bottled water is now being brought in for students at Cobbles Elementary School. Nationwide, excessive lead levels have been found...

Eakin resigns from Pa. Supreme Court amid email criticism

03.16.16 |

The former Cumberland County district attorney is accused of violating conduct rules for judges. His ethics trial was scheduled for later this month in Philadelphia. The 67-year-old Republican has been on the State Supreme Court since 2002...

Medical marijuana may pass the Pennsylvania house today

03.16.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Yesterday was a busy day for lawmakers. They passed some of the 200 amendments attached to the bill, but paused before taking a vote on the final package. They did it while supporters were outside the door, rallying. Governor Tom Wolf went out...

A bill to restrict welfare for convicted drug dealers clears the Pennsylvania House

03.16.16 |

The state House Bill 222 was sent to the Senate by a vote of 170-20.The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland), who said his experience as a U.S. Marshal enabled him to see first-hand how prevalent this type of welfare...

Federal prosecutors claim a Rochester pizza shop owner has rejected ties to ISIL

03.16.16 |

30 year-old Mufid Elfgeeh admitted recruiting for ISIL and now insists he has renounced the Islamic State terrorist organization. Federal prosecutors would not discuss the case, or whether they think Elfgeeh's conversion is genuine. Law...

Cuomo pushes $15 minimum wage at workers rally

03.16.16 |

Speaking at a rally of thousands of workers from around New York state on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says raising the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour will “show the nation the way forward” and offer working families hope instead...

The Senate rejects Cuomo's New York Thruway plan

03.15.16 |

Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to create a tax credit for frequent Thruway travelers has been rejected by the state Senate . Over the weekend, Senate Republicans mapped out how they want to see the state's $145 billion spent for the coming fiscal...

Evangelicals take center stage in Albany's Legistative Day

03.15.16 | Bob Price

For more than 25 years, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has been hosting Legislative Day.  It’s a political pep rally of sorts where hundreds of Christian activists gather in Albany to get briefed on the public policy issues...

New York's Master Teacher Program expands

03.14.16 | Bob Price

New York is expanding a program designed to keep top teachers in the classroom. The master teacher program gives participants a $15,000 a year stipend as a way to incentivize high-performing educators. New York's has nearly 625 master teachers...

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