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There could be a tax on fantasy football coming in New York

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Assemblyman Gary Pretlow said his bill would allow regulators to oversee daily fantasy sports with the state also imposing a 15% registration fee and tax. The giants of the industry, Fanduel and Draftkings have paused their operations after the ...

Authorities in New York raided the office of a lobbyist tied to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the SUNY school system

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch, Traci Lynn Woolsey

Yesterday, investigators searched an office at SUNY Polytech formerly used by Todd Howe, a target in a federal investigation into possible conflicts of interest related the Buffalo Billion project. Howe worked for both Cuomo governors at the U.S. ...

For the third year in a row there are co-champions at the Scripps National Spelling Bee

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

2 winners and one was from the Finger Lakes of New York. Nihar Janga and Jairam Hathwar were named co-champs after 24 championship rounds when eleven-year-old Nihar correctly spelled the word "gesellschaft."  That came after 13-year-old Jairam ...

The CDC says a Pennsylvania woman is the first patient infected with a bacteria that is resistant to all known antibiotics

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

CDC Director Thomas Frieden said Thursday the patient is a 49-year-old woman who has a urinary tract infection. She had never left the country.  Frieden says the infection was not even controlled by an antibiotic they use when nothing else ...

It's a mad dash to the budget finish line in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The budget deadline is June 30th, just a few weeks away. Will we see a repeat performance of the dysfunction last year? Pennsylvania Family Institute's Mike Geer says "no."  He thinks "some Democrats will work with Republicans to get a ...

Despite allegations of economic cronyism, a New York state oversight board has approved funding a $500 million solar power project in Buffalo

05.26.16 | Bob Price

It's the centerpiece of the governor's controversial "Buffalo Billion" program. Governor Cuomo's former campaign manager is accused of profiting illegally from the program. Buffalo says the SolarCity project will mean 3,000 new and good-paying ...

Some incoming freshmen at Penn State are getting a deal on tuition

05.26.16 | Bob Price

Due to high enrollment, the school is offering huge discounts to certain students. In-state students who attend any one of Penn State's 18 satellite campuses could receive $10,000 off tuition.   Out-of-state students may be in line for ...

New York and Pennsylvania have launched new advertising campaigns to remind folks about the dangers of the Zika virus

05.26.16 | Bob Price

Television and radio spots will be airing soon to educate the public about how to guard against the disease that is running roughshod in South America. Pennsylvania Congressman Glenn Thompson is confident the bugs carrying Zika there will not come ...

We all know seatbelts save lives, but in New York state only passengers in the front seat have to wear them

05.26.16 | Bob Price

AAA spokeswoman Liz Carey claims this sends a dangerous message to teens.  She says, of "teenagers between the ages of 16 and 18, less than 40% of them are buckling up in the back seat, because it's not required. As long as you're over ...

One lawmaker has a plan to cut the $220 million a year New York State Legislature cost in half

05.25.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The New York Assembly authors nearly twice as many bills as Congress. Yet two-thirds of those bills never come up for a vote. A bill before the Assembly would cut the size of the state legislature to a single body of 75 members re-named the ...

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