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Pennsylvania will start issuing "upgraded" driver licenses

02.27.19 | Terry Diener

The state Department of Transportation plans to issue the so-called Real IDs starting Friday. About 170,000 people who got pre-qualified can order theirs online. There are 10 million holders of Pennsylvania driver licenses and ID cards. The...

Lawmakers look to make prostitution legal in New York state

02.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

State Senators Jessica Ramos and Julia Salazar say most people who work in the sex trade do so to pay bills and put food on the table. They add, most of the people who are arrested in massage parlor raids are undocumented immigrants. As of...

PA lawmakers seek change on how salaries are clinched for gov't employees

02.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Nathan Benefield with the Commonwealth Foundation says the private talks are not made public until contracts are agreed to. State Senator Patrick Stefano insists that process is unfair to taxpayers. Stefano plans to reintroduce a bill this...

NY Co. clerk "up in arms" on effort to give drivers licenses to illegal immigrants

02.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns says the move is illegal. Earlier this month, New York City approved a resolution that calls upon the state legislature to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. The Empire State is home to 725,000...

City officials in PA force Catholic agency to approve same-sex relationships

02.26.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Catholic Social Services helped 2,200 foster children last year. The agency in Philadelphia has been placing foster children in homes for a century. Nick Reaves with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty says, the city has said if the agency...

Wind storm clean up continues

02.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Two days of wicked winds have wreaked havoc on trees and power lines. There's still nearly 10,000 in the dark in New York, and more than 50,000 without the juice in Pennsylvania as of this morning. Crews have been working to cut up trees and...

High winds have knocked down trees and power lines throughout NY & PA

02.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

More than 177,000 customers are without power in Pennsylvania after hours of high winds. Nearly two-thirds of the outages are reported in western Pennsylvania, but officials across the rest of the commonwealth say they are seeing their outage...

A PA state senator wants to give you a say in rec. weed debate

02.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

State Senator Jim Brewster says he'll introduce legislation to put a non-binding referendum on the ballot in this November's general election. He said the vote would indicate how much public support in Pennsylvania there is for legalizing...

For 3rd time Gov. Wolf proposes towns pay for PA State Police protection

02.25.19 | Terry Diener

The latest effort by Gov. Tom Wolf to impose a fee on municipalities that rely on state troopers, instead of a local police force, is generating new conversations in Harrisburg This is the third time Wolf has tried to impose a fee on a...

NY courthouses open bathrooms based on gender identity

02.25.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Restroom facilities in courthouses across the Empire are now open to a person’s chosen identity rather than birth-gender. GENDA, New York's Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act was signed into law by Governor Cuomo in...

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