$47.6 Billion PA State Budget Signed by Governor Shapiro

$47.6 Billion PA State Budget Signed by Governor Shapiro

Historic increases in education, new policy reform for higher ed, and much more.

July 12th, 12:17 AM EDT by Kara Jeffers
$47.6 Billion PA State Budget in Works: Lawmakers Hopeful Signed Tonight

$47.6 Billion PA State Budget in Works: Lawmakers Hopeful Signed Tonight

The budget goes in motion.

July 11th, 6:48 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
New York's top court allows 'equal rights' amendment to appear on November ballot

New York's top court allows 'equal rights' amendment to appear on November ballot

A proposed amendment to New York’s constitution to bar discrimination over “gender identity” and “pregnancy outcomes” will appear on state ballots this November.

Budget Hold Up: Education Data & Time Lines

Budget Hold Up: Education Data & Time Lines

Education is not the only contention point in budget talks; but revised formulas have lead to entrenched opinions.

July 10th, 6:46 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
New York State Parks see record attendance over Fourth of July weekend

New York State Parks see record attendance over Fourth of July weekend

Over the Fourth of July weekend, New York State Parks saw a spike in their attendance. Numbers across the state and even locally saw a sharp increase in comparison to last year.

July 10th, 6:31 PM EDT by Alecia Solorzano
Senator Schumer stands with steel workers and praises Upstate NY boost among producers and manufacturers

Senator Schumer stands with steel workers and praises Upstate NY boost among producers and manufacturers

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer praised the Biden Administration earlier today, July 10, for taking joint action with Mexico that will prevent steel and aluminum exports from China and other countries from evading tariffs.

July 10th, 4:49 PM EDT by Alecia Solorzano
In swing-state Pennsylvania, a Latino-majority city embraces a chance to sway the 2024 election

In swing-state Pennsylvania, a Latino-majority city embraces a chance to sway the 2024 election

In Reading, Pennsylvania, about two-thirds of the city’s 95,000 residents are Latino.

July 10th, 12:47 PM EDT
Gov. Hochul Highlights Statewide Preparations for Remnants of Beryl

Gov. Hochul Highlights Statewide Preparations for Remnants of Beryl

Governor Hochul is urging caution as remnants of Hurricane Beryl reach New York State. Hochul says, rain will likely become heavy today (Wednesday, July 10th) and continues into Thursday.

July 10th, 7:48 AM EDT by Max Coven
Pa. unveils newly designed license plates

Pa. unveils newly designed license plates

PENNSYLVANIA (WENY) -- Pennsylvania has unveiled new license plates and welcome signs to the state in honor of America's 250th anniversary. The license plate honors the Commonwealth's legacy as the birthplace of the United States. The new plates are set t

July 10th, 12:06 AM EDT by Kurt Martone
Chesapeake Bay Report Card: C+ Grade Highest Since 2002

Chesapeake Bay Report Card: C+ Grade Highest Since 2002

Water conservation is seeing slow but steady improvement.

July 9th, 11:16 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
Great-grandmother who just finished radiation treatments for breast cancer wins $5M lottery prize

Great-grandmother who just finished radiation treatments for breast cancer wins $5M lottery prize

A great-grandmother from Pennsylvania who recently completed radiation treatments for breast cancer won $5 million on a scratch-off state lottery ticket.

July 9th, 11:56 AM EDT
Skill Games Not Expected in Final PA State Budget Deal

Skill Games Not Expected in Final PA State Budget Deal

safety, regulatory authority, and tax percentages are major sticking points that lawmakers could not bridge the gaps on.

July 8th, 6:27 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
Biden Courts Pennsylvania; Democrats Torn on Path Forward

Biden Courts Pennsylvania; Democrats Torn on Path Forward

Pennsylvania Democrats comment on the national question— is it time for the party to buckle down on commitment, or pick a new candidate?

July 7th, 10:45 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
Election Updates to Campaign Law & Certifying Deadlines Voted on in PA House

Election Updates to Campaign Law & Certifying Deadlines Voted on in PA House

If it weren’t for the last minute...

July 5th, 3:18 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
Explosive Tradition Since ’77— Municipality Regulated Since ‘22

Explosive Tradition Since ’77— Municipality Regulated Since ‘22

Fireworks on the 4th of July is about as American as the Declaration of Independence itself.
But getting sleep on a summer night is also nice.

July 4th, 2:05 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
Rep. Bizzarro Launches Expansion for Treasury Duties

Rep. Bizzarro Launches Expansion for Treasury Duties

Rep. Bizzarro remains committed to improving how the office of Treasurer works in Pennsylvania.

July 3rd, 6:39 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
Budget Unfinished, PA Lawmakers Head Home for 4th of July Celebrations

Budget Unfinished, PA Lawmakers Head Home for 4th of July Celebrations

This week, both Democrat and Republican lawmakers have confirmed that talks remain productive and respectful. However-- the parties have not come to an agreement on big ticket items.

July 3rd, 6:36 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
A microburst moved through Delaware County, killing a woman

A microburst moved through Delaware County, killing a woman

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WENY)-- Severe thunderstorms on Sunday triggered a microburst, resulting in the death of a lady in Delaware County. The microburst occurred on Sunday, north of Cook Falls. near the Southeast edge of Delaware County. ''A microburst is bas

July 2nd, 7:41 PM EDT by De Shaun Robinson
PA Democrats Condemn SCOTUS Decision on Homelessness

PA Democrats Condemn SCOTUS Decision on Homelessness

Democrats want more focus on addressing the causes of homelessness.

July 2nd, 6:52 PM EDT by Kara Jeffers
Fireworks safety during the Fourth of July

Fireworks safety during the Fourth of July

During the Fourth of July, we typically see a rise in firework-related injuries. There are ways to avoid unwanted injuries and prioritize fire safety.

July 2nd, 6:13 PM EDT by Alexandra Deryn
Police: Murder suspect kills grandfather, shoots self in Letchworth State Park
Police: Murder suspect kills grandfather, shoots self in Letchworth State Park

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) -- Police say a man who killed his grandfather in Irondequoit, Thursday, killed himself in Letchworth State Park after law enforcement discovered him there. This comes after a lengthy manhunt closed the New York State Park f

PA State Budget Negotiations Expected Past June 30th Deadline
PA State Budget Negotiations Expected Past June 30th Deadline

June 30 is supposed to be a big day for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. It is the end of the fiscal year, and the deadline for passing a new state budget. But similar to last year, lawmakers are set to fly right by the day with no deal set in stone.

Union Pushes for OSHA Mandate in Public Sector
Union Pushes for OSHA Mandate in Public Sector

Union priorities in the 2024/25 budget.

Small Businesses, The Budget, and Paid Family Leave in PA
Small Businesses, The Budget, and Paid Family Leave in PA

You bring your newborn home from the hospital. You also work for a small business. How do you protect those first, sacred months in a world where business doesn’t take a break?

Rip currents safety tips to keep safe during the summer season
Rip currents safety tips to keep safe during the summer season

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY)-- More than 100 people die every year linked to rip currents, and these cases make up more than 80% of lifeguard rescues on beaches. Last Thursday, a family vacation turned deadly after rip current drowned the parents.

PA Bill Requires Birth Control in Insurance Policies
PA Bill Requires Birth Control in Insurance Policies

The bill is a move to give state guidance on a topic that has become controversial at the state and national level.