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Economic think tank says PA's fiscal health is not as good as it seems

09.26.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania’s $34 billion budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year did not include any new taxes or fees. Yet, Truth in Accounting gave Pennsylvania a “D” grade for financial health. According to the annual report, Pennsylvania...

2 NY congressman say they need "all the facts" before endorsing impeachment

09.26.19 | Jeremy Miller

Congressman Anthony Brindisi is one of the few Democrats not calling for impeachment right now after the release of a memo detailing a call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president. The congressman represents an area that includes...

Signature of one of Elmira’s most famous residents was recently found in a cave

09.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

Signed by Samuel Clemens more than 150 years ago, the signature inside Mark Twain’s cave was discovered in July and recently verified by historians. Cave owner, Linda Coleberd, is ecstatic. The cave is located in Hannibal, Mississippi...

Gov. Tom Wolf is "on record" supporting the legalization of recreational marijuana

09.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

He wants lawmakers to begin work immediately to make that a reality. The call for full-blown legalization comes four months after Lt. Governor John Fetterman's statewide marijuana listening tour. He says anywhere from 65 to 70 percent of...

A rough road in western New York will be repaired

09.26.19 | Brandon Dickson

The crumbling three-mile stretch of the New York State Thruway that runs through Seneca Indian Nation territory is getting fixed under an agreement between the state and the Senecas. Seneca President Rickey Armstrong, Sr. says the Senecas are...

Efforts to overhaul probation in PA may be complicated by six recent murders

09.25.19 | Terry Diener

The recent killings are believed to have been committed by parolees. Nevertheless, the reforms continue to draw bipartisan support. Advocates from across the political spectrum were promoting bills in Harrisburg this week that would ease...

No shots, no school in New York

09.25.19 | Bob Price

But many families are finding it hard to get in compliance with the new vaccine law. Rebecca Graves of Buffalo tried to get her 11-year-old son the MMR vaccine, but the nurse told her office visitors have increased significantly in the last few...

Senate committee wraps up gun debate in the Keystone State

09.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

Today marks the last of a two-day Senate committee hearing on gun violence in Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced legislation to more swiftly take away guns from someone who was involuntarily committed...

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls for regional approach to recreational marijuana

09.25.19 | Bob Price

Cuomo is in Connecticut today to try to get neighboring states to work together on "pot policies" that also address vaping products. The governor says pot legalization is a top priority for next year's legislative session. Opponents argue in...

Big bundle of money coming to bomb squads in the Empire State

09.23.19 | Brandon Dickson

A dozen local squads will share a $2 million federal grant for equipment and training. The funding will focus on combating threats from improvised explosive devices or IED's. Rochester, Syracuse and Endicott along with Erie, Chautauqua, Monroe...

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