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Texas Senator Ted Cruz has won a key citizenship case before Pennsylvania's highest court

04.01.16 |

The state Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that affirmed the Texas senator's eligibility to appear on Pennsylvania's primary ballot this month.A resident of Pittsburgh had argued that Ted Cruz's name should be expunged from the...

The Crawford County Pennsylvania jail warden and his wife are accused of stealing

04.01.16 |

Timothy Lewis and his wife, Debra, were arraigned yesterday in Titusville on theft charges for taking more than $130 thousand from a Moose lodge in East Fairfield to cover gambling losses. They were officers of the Moose lodge when they...

New York lawmakers are debating a staggered $15-an-hour minimum wage

04.01.16 |

The minimum wage decision is the only thing lacking from a $156 billion budget deal that could be signed, sealed and delivered to Governor Cuomo's desk as soon as this afternoon. Business leaders fear a wage hike will kill jobs.The budget also...

New York State Park smoking restrictions upheld

04.01.16 |

The Court of Appeals upheld smoking restrictions in state parks, including a ban at seven smaller parks in New York City. Arguments from a smokers' rights group insisted that smoking limits should be left to the Legislature. The parks office...

Budget deadline looms in Albany

03.31.16 |

Governor Cuomo says a deal's been reached on a $150 billion spending plan, but whether the rank-and-file will go for it remains to be seen. The budget deadline is midnight tonight. The spending plan includes a billion dollars in tax breaks and...

PA community colleges, State System universities sign agreement

03.31.16 |

A new partnership between the 14 community colleges and 14 state universities in Pennsylvania will enable more students to attain an associates degree than ever before. The "reverse transfer" program allows students who began their...

Court upholds dismissal of charges against former officials of Penn State

03.31.16 |

A Pennsylvania appeals court will not reconsider its decision to throw out the most egregious charges against three former Penn State administrators related to their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The State Superior Court...

Scamming cancer charities are shut down after lawsuit

03.31.16 |

A multistate civil lawsuit filed against a group of family members who claimed to raise money for cancer victims has been settled, resulting in the closing of two charities. New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Cancer Fund of...

Obama and Biden endorse Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate race

03.30.16 |

Former state Environmental Secretary Katie McGinty is the pick for President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the April's Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. In a statement released Wednesday, Obama noted McGinty's work on energy...

White House hopefuls Ted Cruz and John Kasich will both speak in Harrisburg this weekend

03.30.16 |

The GOP presidential nominees will share with the attendees of the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on Friday, April 1.Election officials say there has been a noticeable surge in new Republican voters in Pennsylvania ahead of the April 26th...

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