Bill Combating Dark Money Passes House in Harrisburg

Bill Combating Dark Money Passes House in Harrisburg

$1.3 billion dollars. That was how much was spent in the 2020 election on campaigns for state legislature candidates, according to the National Conference of State Legislators.

15 hrs 27 mins ago by Kara Jeffers
Buffalo Sabres fire head coach Don Granato after extending playoff drought to 13th season

Buffalo Sabres fire head coach Don Granato after extending playoff drought to 13th season

The Buffalo Sabres fired head coach Don Granato, making him the seventh coach to be ousted during what’s grown into an NHL-record 13-season playoff drought.

April 16th, 10:43 AM EDT
Fallen CNY Law Enforcement Identified

Fallen CNY Law Enforcement Identified

Syracuse Police Officer Michael Jensen, and Onondaga County Sheriff's Office Lt. Michael Hoosock both died in the line of duty on April 14th. 

April 15th, 10:23 PM EDT by Renata Stiehl
Hochul announces budget outline as lawmakers continue to hash out details

Hochul announces budget outline as lawmakers continue to hash out details

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced the framework of a $237 billion budget that includes broad plans to drive new housing construction, address the influx of migrants and crack down on illegal marijuana shops.

April 15th, 8:05 PM EDT
National Work Zone Awareness Week & PA’s Distracted Driver Laws

National Work Zone Awareness Week & PA’s Distracted Driver Laws

Tackling distracted driving during National Work Zone Awareness week.

April 15th, 5:39 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
Republican Lawmakers Announce Higher Ed Reform Proposal; Competing w/ Shapiro Plan

Republican Lawmakers Announce Higher Ed Reform Proposal; Competing w/ Shapiro Plan

With two proposals on the table now, and a state legislature that struggles with compromise, time will tell if any significant changes in higher education take place this year.

April 12th, 6:54 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
Push for $20 Minimum Wage in PA

Push for $20 Minimum Wage in PA

This week, dozens of union workers crowded onto the steps in the main rotunda, their shouts for change deafening in the capitol.

April 12th, 6:30 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
Biden heads to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to talk about taxes

Biden heads to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to talk about taxes

President Joe Biden is headed to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to talk about who he believes should be paying more in taxes and who should be paying less.

April 12th, 9:02 AM EDT
Pennsylvania Navigates Social Equity in Cannabis Legalization Conversations

Pennsylvania Navigates Social Equity in Cannabis Legalization Conversations

PA lawmakers consider how to address social equity in any future weed laws.

April 11th, 8:15 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
TSA intercepted over 1,500 firearms at security checkpoints in the first three months of 2024

TSA intercepted over 1,500 firearms at security checkpoints in the first three months of 2024

TSA screened 15 million more passengers in the first three months of this year compared to the first three months of last year -- an increase of nearly eight percent.

April 11th, 6:30 PM EDT by Connor Freidhoff
TSA intercepted over 1,500 firearms at security checkpoints in the first three months of 2024

TSA intercepted over 1,500 firearms at security checkpoints in the first three months of 2024

TSA screened 15 million more passengers in the first three months of this year compared to the first three months of last year -- an increase of nearly eight percent.

April 11th, 6:30 PM EDT by Connor Freidhoff
Sen. Gillibrand announces her push to boost economic development throughout Upstate New York

Sen. Gillibrand announces her push to boost economic development throughout Upstate New York

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced that new provisions of her bipartisan Northern Border Regional Commission Reauthorization Act were approved in the Economic Development Reauthorization package.  

April 10th, 6:52 PM EDT by Alexandra Deryn
Student Teacher Stipend Program Launches in Pennsylvania

Student Teacher Stipend Program Launches in Pennsylvania

Helping students getting their teaching degree financially afford their last semester of student teaching.

April 10th, 6:06 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
Consumers would be notified of AI-generated content under Pennsylvania bill

Consumers would be notified of AI-generated content under Pennsylvania bill

Pennsylvania state representatives have approved a bill requiring that consumers be notified when artificial intelligence is used to generate content.

April 10th, 6:01 PM EDT
Pet Insurance Bill for Pennsylvania

Pet Insurance Bill for Pennsylvania

Take care of your pooch.

April 10th, 10:23 AM EDT by Kara Jeffers
New York State warns of tax payment scam, how to protect yourself

New York State warns of tax payment scam, how to protect yourself

ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- New York State officials are warning consumers about a check scam that could be targeting your tax payments. The Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection warned Tuesday about the rise of mail theft and check washing sch

April 9th, 7:59 PM EDT by Kurt Martone
A man led police on a car chase, drove off a 100-foot cliff on Long Island and survived

A man led police on a car chase, drove off a 100-foot cliff on Long Island and survived

Police say a driver led police on a 45-minute chase on New York's Long Island, drove off a 100-foot cliff into Long Island Sound and survived.

April 9th, 11:09 AM EDT
Community Pharmacies at Risk from PMB: The PA Lawmaker Response

Community Pharmacies at Risk from PMB: The PA Lawmaker Response

Over 70 community pharmacies have closed in PA in 2024. Why these local businesses matter and what lawmakers are trying to do to keep them afloat.

April 8th, 6:26 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
Some states are seeking to restrict TikTok. That doesn't mean their governors aren't using it

Some states are seeking to restrict TikTok. That doesn't mean their governors aren't using it

Efforts to ban TikTok from government devices have picked up steam in the past year in state legislatures and Congress even as politicians continue to use it to connect with and expand their base.

April 6th, 12:17 AM EDT
PA Law Simplifies & Structures Career Path for Young Mental Health Professionals

PA Law Simplifies & Structures Career Path for Young Mental Health Professionals

Making Pennsylvania law more user friendly.

April 5th, 9:36 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
New York inmates are suing to watch the solar eclipse after state orders prisons locked down
New York inmates are suing to watch the solar eclipse after state orders prisons locked down

Inmates in New York are suing the state corrections department over the decision to lock down prisons during next Monday’s total solar eclipse.

April 1st, 8:44 PM EDT
Elections in Court: Two Decisions Impacting Pennsylvania Elections
Elections in Court: Two Decisions Impacting Pennsylvania Elections

State officials estimate a high amount of lawsuits and Right-To-Know requests for 2024 related to elections.
One of them is off the board, and another would have to be accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court to continue.

Hershey Kiss as PA’s State Candy Bill Passes House
Hershey Kiss as PA’s State Candy Bill Passes House

Should the Hershey Kiss be in the law of the land?

Young lawmakers look to the future in Pennsylvania
Young lawmakers look to the future in Pennsylvania

While Pennsylvania’s population ages, young lawmakers offer perspectives from real life experience.

Reporter: ‘Safe’ Not in the Job Description
Reporter: ‘Safe’ Not in the Job Description

Safety training in Harrisburg addresses evolving threats reporters face on the job.

PA House Votes to Create Agent Orange’ Benefits Task Force
PA House Votes to Create Agent Orange’ Benefits Task Force

Pennsylvania lawmakers want all eligible veterans to know their benefits.

Frontier Commonwealth Settlement Approved for Next Step
Frontier Commonwealth Settlement Approved for Next Step

The next step in the broadband lawsuit working to get broadband service to rural Pennsylvania.

How a pair of Guthrie doctors have impacted communities worldwide
How a pair of Guthrie doctors have impacted communities worldwide

Guthrie wants to honor the contributions of their doctors by highlighting two people who have taken their talents beyond the United States to help communities in need.