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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...

Filters help water in Hoosick Falls

03.14.16 | Bob Price

The water in Hoosick Falls is getting better after special filters were installed to screen out the dangerous chemical, PFOA.Governor Cuomo at a press conference Sunday said "Today is good news."   Hoosick Falls is in Rensallear County, and...

A stalled medical marijuana bill could soon pass the Pennsylvania House

03.14.16 | Bob Price

Lawmakers are poised to act this week on Senate Bill 3 that would pave the way for Cannabis legalization in the Keystone State. About 20 states, including New York have medical marijuana laws. Opponents argue the "science" behind medical...

Pennsylvania House Republicans are calling on Governor Wolf to release education funds in order to prevent the closure of public schools

03.14.16 | Bob Price

Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning Institute says the threat of school closures might incentivize some deal-making.Governor Wolf has called for historic tax increases to pay for his budget proposal.Some schools say barring a deal, they...

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