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If you have kids, there’s a $350 NY rebate for you

02.05.16 |

When you're filing your taxes this year, there's an extra $350 awaiting you if you have a child under age 17 and are income eligible. New York is in the second year of a three-year program that provides a $350 rebate to New Yorkers with children, ...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf asks for $90 million more for preschool programs

02.05.16 |

Gov. Tom Wolf plans to ask the General Assembly to invest another $60 million into state funding for preschool programs in 2016-17 on top of $30 million more that he didn't get in this year's unfinished budget. At an event in Philadelphia on ...

Funding woes threaten PA municipal pension watchdog

02.05.16 |

The future of a state agency that evaluates municipal pension plans for financial soundness is up in the air. The Public Employee Retirement Commission has warned of having to close soon if its funding problems aren’t resolved. The ...

Investigation after break-in, racial slurs written in Roberts Wesleyan dorm

02.05.16 |

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating after someone broke into a Roberts Wesleyan College dorm, Miner Hall, stole money and wrote vulgar, racist statements in the room. This happened some time between Wednesday night and Thursday ...

Keystone Exam graduation requirement delayed

02.04.16 |

A bill signed by the governor Wednesday morning is taking weight off the shoulders of some local school district administrators, teachers, students and parents. Superintendents said it’s allowing graduation requirements to be determined by ...

PA House leader plans vote to launch Kane impeachment process

02.04.16 |

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana County, said Wednesday he plans to call a floor vote next week on a resolution to launch a formal impeachment process against Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Reed, in an afternoon press ...

NY state assembly passes paid family leave

02.04.16 |

The New York state Assembly has again passed a paid family leave bill that would allow workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid time off to care for a new child or a sick loved one. The leave would be funded by a weekly employee payroll deduction ...

Changes to New York state's Common Core-aligned tests

02.03.16 |

In response to feedback from teachers, students and parents, the New York State Education Department has announced changes to how it will test students this spring. About 20 percent of parents opted their students out of state tests last year, ...

State Senate takes on synthetic marijuana

02.03.16 |

As New York takes its first steps into the legal use of medical marijuana, state lawmakers are taking aim against a similar, man-made version of the drug. This past week, the Senate passed a pack of five bills creating stricter laws against ...

Wolf will seek another $200M for public schools

02.03.16 |

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he’ll ask the Republican-controlled Legislature for another $200 million for public schools next year, while he still fights for more money in this year’s budget. Wolf made the announcement Tuesday, a week ...

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