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NY budget deadline approaches

03.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

The New York state budget is due in less than a month, and it appears a deal between Governor Cuomo and the legislature may not happen soon. The governor and lawmakers are reportedly far apart on the revenue estimates required to pass a fiscal...

Looking for a NY wilderness getaway this summer?

03.04.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Gather up some riding boots and firewood. New York state’s DEC says campers can now reserve sites at the new Frontier Town State Campground in the Adirondacks. The site, once home to a theme park, is part of a new "Gateway to the...

Cuomo's working to convince Amazon to reconsider decision not to put a HQ2 in NYC

03.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

After the major deal fell through, New York's governor is reportedly working "furiously" to convince Amazon leaders to rethink the decision. The online retailer initially chose the Big Apple as one of three sites for a split of its second...

Wolf in western Pennsylvania

03.01.19 | Terry Diener

The governor of the commonwealth was near Pittsburgh Thursday to push his Restore Pennsylvania Plan, which he said could generate $4.5 billion for infrastructure investments across the state over the next four years. Wolf focused on the plan's...

Carver corrects Douglass statue spelling after 100 years

03.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

The misspelling of 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass's last name on his stone carving at the New York State Capitol has been corrected. His face is among the faces of 77 famous people carved into the ornate interior stonework of the...

UGI Utilities customers in PA will see a spike in their bills beginning today

03.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

The natural gas company says the average customer's bill will go up by $4.50 a month. UGI says the bump is due to an increase in the "purchased gas cost" portion, which reflects how much the utility pays to obtain the gas it...

Teachers union calls on PSERS and other pension funds to divest in private prison corps.

03.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

A new AFT report found that Pennsylvania's Employees Retirement System is among two dozen public pension funds that own a combination of investments in the nation's largest public prison corporations. The American Federation of Teachers union...

Gov. Cuomo is proposes ins. mandate to expand invitro fertilization coverage

02.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Democrat announced the measure Wednesday. The plan would apply to all large group insurers, while the coverage requirement for "medically necessary" egg freezing would apply to large, small, and individual insurance providers. The new...

PA politicians grill transportation officials over Turnpike's funding issues

02.27.19 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is behind on payments to the state amid a lawsuit over its rising tolls. The commission has hiked tolls 200% in the last decade. Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards, who sits on the turnpike commission...

NY state's drug epidemic has caused a spike in foster kids

02.27.19 | Bill Price

Stacy Wilson with Child and Family Services says there are "over 1,000 children in foster care" in Erie County, New York. Wilson says her organization will train folks interested in becoming foster parents. Jeffrey Moore and his wife from...

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