Bill requiring drivers remove snow from vehicles gains steam in PA Senate

06.19.19 | Bob Price

The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved the measure Tuesday, which gives drivers 24 hours after a storm to clean their cars and trucks. Police could pull drivers over if their vehicle pose a threat to people or property.  

Rec. pot is still a possibility in New York

06.19.19 | Bob Price, Brandon Dickson

The state legislative session is "supposed" to end today, but Democratic lawmakers are making a midnight push to pass a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana. Republican Assemblyman Phil Palmesano notes, "no one wants to talk about the...

1 in 3 Pennsylvania households struggles to afford life's basic necessities

06.19.19 | Terry Diener

Overall, the ratio represents nearly two million families. Hundreds of thousands of them live below the federal poverty line, but more than a million live near that mark, roughly $24,000 a year for a family of four. Most of these low-income...

Empire State could become home to toughest U.S. emission standards

06.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Under the Senate bill, New York would generate 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2050. The Democrat-controlled state Assembly is expected to vote on it today, the last...

Gov. Cuomo signs legislation that grants driver's licenses to illegal immigrants

06.18.19 | Bob Price

The bill's sponsor sees no potential problems with the Greenlight Law. Yet, skeptics are worried about fraud and abuse. Republicans don't believe immigrants should be rewarded for being in the country, illegally. Democrats argue the law will...

Protester verbally attacked by Rep. B. Sims rallies support for his censure

06.18.19 | Bob Price

Ashley Garecht met Monday with lawmakers asking for their support of a measure targeting the four-term Philadelphia Democrat. Representative Jerry Knowles of Schuylkill County, has introduced a resolution that calls on the House leadership to...

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is wading into the budget battle in Harrisburg

06.18.19 | Brandon Dickson

He's personally pleading with Governor Wolf not to veto a school choice bill. The legislation, which passed both houses of the General Assembly, nearly doubles tax credits for private and religious schools. The governor fears it takes away from...

Details emerge into Bradford County, PA massacre

06.18.19 | Brandon Dickson

Police say the gunman, Jesse Northrup, was a veteran who suffered from PTSD and other mental health issues. Northrup shot and killed three relatives before committing suicide last Friday in the town of Wyalusing. Neighbors are...

Giving the Greenlight Bill a go in NY?

06.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

Sources say the state Senate will hold a vote this week on a measure that would extend access to driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants living in New York. The legislation previously passed this month in the Assembly and with two...

Penn State's president will host higher ed. leaders from across the country

06.17.19 | Terry Diener

Eric Barron will help lead discussions on how universities can better serve their communities by maximizing the impact of university research on the economy and society. In his leadership role, Barron has worked to promote and exchange...