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NY ranger takes to the air to aid Alaska

07.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says one of their forest rangers will go to Alaska to assist in the containment of wildfires. The ranger will be there for two weeks to serve as a helicopter manager in Alaska's Delta...

PA offers funds to connect homebound students to school

07.05.19 | Bob Price

The commonwealth will offer aid to school districts to pay for accommodations for students who are homebound while recovering from a serious injury or illness. The grants can be used to buy equipment that helps students participate in real-time...

Empire State takes steps to tighten the reigns on campaign finance

07.05.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

State leaders have selected at least nine people to implement public campaign finance rules for legislative offices--authorizing up to $100 million a year in public funds. The statewide system is meant to trim the influence of big money in...

Philly refinery gets extension before shut down

07.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

The largest oil refinery on the east coast is extending the termination date for employees by another six weeks to better prepare the property for "possible sale and restart" following a devastating fire. Philadelphia Energy Solutions confirmed...

Audit shows NY's new welcome centers have cost millions more than planned

07.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

The comptroller's report claims taxpayers have paid $12 million more than expected. The inspection revealed the state DOT underestimated the construction costs. However, transportation officials are disputing the report. They say one of the...

The great Independence Day getaway is underway" in PA

07.02.19 | Terry Diener

Governor Wolf has signed a $23 million Pennsylvania Farm Bill. It's designed to save the agriculture industry from financial ruin. Wolf added it's imperative Pennsylvania farmers are protected. Agriculture is the top industry in the commonwealth.

New leader for NY Republicans is calling for a conservative comeback

07.02.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Nick Langworthy replaces Ed Cox as the state GOP chairman. Langworthy says just because New York is one of the "brightest blue" states, it doesn't mean Republicans are obsolete. At 38-years-old, Langworthy is the youngest chairman in the...

A NY univ. tries to tackle tick-borne illnesses

07.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Upstate Medical University in Syracuse is teaming up with the CDC in launching a program to combat the spread of lyme disease. Since some people don't know what a tick looks like, the state has set up a tick identification program.  It...

Scranton mayor drops bombshell and steps down mid-shift

07.02.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The Democratic mayor of Scranton, Bill Courtright, wrote a one-sentence letter to city council members saying he was stepping down. This, as prosecutors closed in-- saying he was soon due to appear in federal court in a corruption...

PA is poised to roll out its own online health insurance exchange

07.01.19 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania health exchange is geared to take the place of the one run by the federal government as a way to save policy-buyers money. The Republican-controlled Legislature gave final approval to legislation authorizing the move, after...

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