New college savings accounts in Pennsylvania

01.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

Babies born in the state or adopted by Pennsylvania residents this year will automatically receive a college savings account that has $100 deposited into it. The Keystone Scholars program is intended to provide seed money to encourage families...

NY AG Letitia James promises to crack down on officials who break public trust

01.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

James made that vow during a speech on Ellis Island last night. The former New York City public advocate is the state's first black attorney general and the first woman elected to the position.  

Gender "X" now available for birth certificates in NYC

01.02.19 | Famiy Life News Team

The law allowing the gender choice took effect Tuesday and allows people to change their birth certificates to "x" by attesting that it reflects their "true gender identity." Parents also can choose "x" for newborns. California, Oregon, and...

Gov. Cuomo expounds on agenda

01.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

Promising the most progressive agenda in New York state history, Governor Cuomo has laid out the agenda for his third term in office. During a speech on Ellis Island last night, the governor said the "American Promise" is under threat from...

PA collector may now have item to top a signed letter from Teddy Roosevelt

01.02.19 | Terry Diener

Larry Cook, of Dallas, Pennsylvania, recently acquired a rare document that could shed light on one of the country's most popular presidents. Written on vellum paper, the document outlines Abraham Lincoln’s promotion of John Hall to...

Funds for farmers in the Empire State

12.31.18 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo says a record $35 million has been awarded to 40 farms across the state to protect 13,000 acres of land. It's part of the state's Farmland Protection Implementation Grant Program, which provides local governments, soil and water...

PA's high court: pregnant women who take illegal drugs won't face c. abuse charges

12.31.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The 5-2 decision comes amid the U.S. opioid epidemic, and it includes abuse by pregnant women that can result in early labor, stillbirth and withdrawal symptoms for newborns. The case involves a baby girl who spent 19 days in Williamsport...

Starting today, minimum wage workers in NY will see their paychecks increase

12.31.18 | Brandon Dickson

The minimum wage in upstate will now be $11.10 an hour. Many restaurants and business owners say they're against the increase because it may hinder the number of employees they'll be able to maintain. Stanford University Economics Professor...

NY State Thruway sues wind turbine group over broken machines

12.28.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The NY State Thruway filed a lawsuit against five engineering and consulting firms for breach of contract and professional malpractice. The group had a deal with the thruway to place turbines in Ripley, Dunkirk, Silver Creek and Angola, but the...

Natural gas production in PA is expected to reach a new high by year's end

12.28.18 | Terry Diener

According to a recent report from the state's Independent Fiscal Office, drillers extracted 13% more gas in the first three quarters of 2018 than during the same period the previous year. David Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale...

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