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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand pushes to make NY flood insurance more affordable

09.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Kirsten Gillibrand is fighting for a proposal that would provide vouchers for homeowners and renters--if their premium causes their housing costs to exceed 30% of the adjusted gross income. Currently, premiums can more than double every four...

Gov. Cuomo’s controversial license-plate-replacement plan hits 'end-of-the-road'

09.18.19 | Bill Price

The proposal to charge motorists $25 for a new plate will not move forward. Rochester's Joe Lake says he's pleased the state has "put-the-brakes" on the plan. Cuomo had claimed that the new plates were needed in order to comply with the state's...

Pennsylvania reports the first probable case of West Nile Virus this year

09.18.19 | Terry Diener

The health department says it was detected in a Philadelphia resident. Samples were sent to the CDC for confirmation. Officials reminded people to protect themselves from mosquitoes while outdoors and to remove standing water from around their...

Health panel approves ban on flavored e-cigarettes sales in New York

09.18.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Empire State is now the first to officially enact the "flavor" ban following a vote by the Public Health and Health Planning Council. The ban takes effect immediately, and retailers will have two weeks to remove merchandise from their...

A Pennsylvania politician has been charged with possession of child porn

09.18.19 | Brandon Dickson

Four-term Republican state senator Mike Folmer has been arrested after agents searched his Lebanon home Tuesday. It follows an investigation that began march 4th into a tip from Tumblr. The social networking site reported at least one image...

The Buffalo Skyway could soon take on a whole new shape and purpose

09.18.19 | Brandon Dickson

A plan to turn the four-mile bridge connecting downtown with the south-towns into an elevated park with views of Lake Erie and the Buffalo waterfront has won a highly-contested design competition. The "City of Lights" design has gained a pretty...

The end of summer doesn't signal the end of PA fishing season

09.18.19 | Terry Diener

Beginning on October 1st and continuing through mid December, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will stock more than 113,000 hatchery raised adult rainbow, brown and brook trout. The stockings will replenish some of the most popular...

New York has a new adoption law

09.17.19 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo has signed legislation that prohibits courts from denying child adoptions to petitioners who are already a legally-recognized parent. The bill protects parents whose names were not on the birth certificate, same-sex couples, and...

Pro-lifers in PA are being encouraged to contact their state senators Monday

09.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

That's when the 12-day fall session gets underway. The Pennsylvania Senate is under pressure to act on the Down Syndrome Protection Act, which has already passed the state House. Keystone State Senator Scott Martin wants to end the...

NYC is looking to repeal the "gay conversion therapy" ban

09.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

It comes amid concerns that a pending federal lawsuit could lead to a decision unfavorable to the LGBT community if the case were to make it to the Supreme Court. The council had passed the prohibition against the practice which aims to change a...

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