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Wolf Vetoes Entire GOP Budget

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Gov. Wolf vetoed the Republican-backed $30.1 billion budget in its entirety Tuesday night, a move that leaves Pennsylvania without a spending plan and sets the stage for a partial government shutdown. A visibly frustrated Wolf told reporters ...

David Sweat Claims To Be The Mastermind of Prison Escape

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

David Sweat is revealing a steady stream of new information about how he and Richard Matt escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility. Sweat, speaking to officials from his Albany hospital bed, claims he was the mastermind behind the bold ...

PA Teacher Turned Down After Asking For Dues To Go To Pro-Life Groups

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

In Pennsylvania, a public school teacher is suing the state’s education association for preventing her from giving her mandated union dues to a pro-life organization. The teacher, Linda Misja, said the following about her lawsuit against the ...

Seneca Falls Wins Senator's Backing For $10 Bill Bid

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Senator Charles Schumer wants the hometown of the National Women's Hall of Fame to play a role in placing a woman on the $10 bill. Treasury officials are expected to announce this summer who will replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill after ...

As Pa. budget deadline looms, partial shutdown appears likely

06.30.15 | Bob Price

With just one day left to achieve an on-time state budget and no further talks planned, the impasse between Gov. Wolf and the Republican-controlled legislature seems certain to end in a partial government shutdown. On Monday, Wolf sent letters to ...

Lawmakers Speak on Capture, Need for Prison Reform

06.30.15 | Bob Price

After the weekend capture of David Sweat ended a nearly month-long manhunt for two convicts who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility, lawmakers were quick to ask for an investigation in to the escape. "After the prisoners escaped, the ...

New law for disclosing fracking fluids

06.30.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania will require shale gas companies to disclose electronically the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing in a new state-run database by next summer.Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Quigley said the department ...

Trooper had law on his side when he shot Sweat

06.30.15 | Bob Price

A state trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed prison escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border. State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent ...

"The Nightmare Is Finally Over": 2nd Convict Caught In Upstate NY

06.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York was shot and captured near the Canadian border on Sunday, two days after his fellow inmate was killed in a ...

NY Governor Cuomo Officiates A Gay Wedding

06.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday made use of some newly granted powers to officiate at his first wedding, that of a same-sex couple who wed outside a Greenwich Village bar where police harassment of patrons sparked three days of riots ...

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