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Religious institutions and preservation groups clash in Pennsylvania over what to do with unneeded or crumbling historic churches

03.28.16 |

Church leaders argue that preservationists and historic landmark agencies are interfering with their right to freedom of religion by trying to stop them by tearing down or disposing of buildings they no longer want or can afford. Those seeking...

GOP fundraisers in Pa. take a closer look at Kasich

03.28.16 |

A group of Pennsylvania Republicans will host a Kasich fundraiser this Thursday at the Union League of Philadelphia. They include former Gov. Tom Ridge and Bob Asher. To cinch the GOP presidential nomination, Kasich needs around 120 percent of...

New York lawmakers need to iron out budget issues this week

03.28.16 |

The heat is on for Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders as they work out a state budget deal and decide whether it will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Lawmakers are required to pass a new budget before Friday, when the state's fiscal year...

Massive wildfire burned in Tioga County New York Thursday

03.25.16 |

130 firefighters from 25 departments battled the blaze for several hours in the town of Barton.Emergency officials had to use ATVs to get into the rugged hillside to fight the flames.   Eight homes had to be evacuated.The blaze charred 30...

Pennsylvania energy lobbyist files suit to block new hydrofracking rules

03.25.16 |

The Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association claimed in Commonwealth court that the Department of Environmental Protection did not follow legal procedures when it wrote new rules covering unconventional shale drilling which...

Ex Pa. Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin fined $50,000 for coarse emails

03.25.16 |

Eakin resigned from the state's high court last week, but the Court of Judicial Discipline still investigated Eakins offensive emails.  The tribunal fined Eakin $50,000, but allowed him to keep his $153,000 annual pension.The six members of...

Cornell calls on former leader as interim president

03.25.16 |

Hunter Rawlings, III will serve as interim president again as the university seeks to install a new leader. Rawlings, a 71-year-old professor emeritus of classics, was Cornell's president from 1995 to 2003 and interim president in 2005 and...

Pennsylvania's long budget nightmare is over for now

03.24.16 |

Governor Wolf has agreed to let a Republican spending bill become law and GOP lawmakers are relieved. House speaker Mike Turzai says the decision is good for taxpayers and schools. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau says allowing the $30 billion...

SUNY says it can freeze tuition if the state increases funding

03.24.16 |

The State University Board of Trustees says it could freeze tuition for a year, but would need at least $73 million in state aid for the deal. The Senate and Sssembly budget proposals call for either tuition freezes or getting rid of the tuition...

New York's budget deadline is next week but ethics may not be included

03.24.16 |

Lawmakers say anti-corruption measures will be handled "separately" from the $145 billion spending plan.Over the past 15 years, more than 30 New York lawmakers have been ousted from office.The disgraced former senate leader Dean Skelos pleaded...

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