Democrats Slam GOP Plan to Impose National Sales Tax

Democrats Slam GOP Plan to Impose National Sales Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A handful of House republicans are proposing getting rid of federal taxes, even the IRS and instead, have a national sales tax. The idea is getting backlash from democrats. It’s called the “Fair Tax Act of 2023’”

Lawmakers look to pass reproductive health legislation

Lawmakers look to pass reproductive health legislation

In a post-Roe era, some state lawmakers took steps to break down reproductive health barriers. 

Pennsylvania man held on child sex abuse charges in Tioga County

Pennsylvania man held on child sex abuse charges in Tioga County

Pennsylvania State Police charged a 24-year-old Lycoming man in Tioga County on 12 counts of child sex abuse Tuesday, January 24th. Police say Dylan Lewis of Williamsport allegedly drove to Maryland to engage in sexual contact with a child.

Ithaca man gets 26 years for sexually exploiting a child

Ithaca man gets 26 years for sexually exploiting a child

A 32-year-old Ithaca man was sentenced today to serve almost 27 years prison after being convicted of sexually exploiting a child.

Waverly home destroyed by fire

Waverly home destroyed by fire

According to the Waverly Fire Department, the home was vacant at the time of the fire. The cause is under investigation.

Victim identified in Big Flats stabbing

Victim identified in Big Flats stabbing

Police have identified the victim of a Big Flats stabbing on Friday that left one man in critical condition. Joseph Hartford, 29, remains hospitalized at Robert Packard Hospital but has been upgraded to stable condition.  

Lawmakers take another step to codify abortion in New York

Lawmakers take another step to codify abortion in New York

During a week that would have marked the 50th anniversary of Roe v Wade, the New York State legislature took another step to protect abortion access, voting for a second time to codify abortion in the state constitution. 

Gov. Shapiro Signs Executive Order, Creates "One-Stop Shop” to Help Businesses

Gov. Shapiro Signs Executive Order, Creates "One-Stop Shop” to Help Businesses

This afternoon, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro signed an executive order, creating a “one-stop shop" for businesses looking to grow and succeed in the commonwealth. It’s the second executive order signed by Shapiro since he was sworn in one week ago

Schumer, Democrats Continue to Push for Abortion Rights

Schumer, Democrats Continue to Push for Abortion Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democrats in congress are once again pushing for the right to an abortion. Last summer, the Supreme Court struck a ruling down which legalized abortions nationwide. Now they’re worried states will pass their own anti-abortion legi

New Corning assessment values in the mail

New Corning assessment values in the mail

Starting on Jan. 27th, the City of Corning will begin mailing Assessment Disclosure Notices to all property owners in the City. The notices are part of Corning's property re-assessment process.

Steuben County warns against texting scam

Steuben County warns against texting scam

The Steuben County Department of Social Services issued a warning today that a text message scam has already successfully targeted a number of local residents.

Republican lawmakers advocate for public safety proposals

Republican lawmakers advocate for public safety proposals

Republican lawmakers from the State Assembly and the Senate gathered at the Capitol's million dollar staircase to push for a package of legislative proposals they said will decrease crime and bolster public safety. 

Classified Information Explained: Who Has Access, Safeguarding Storage

Classified Information Explained: Who Has Access, Safeguarding Storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Investigators found more classified documents in President Biden’s Delaware home over the weekend. This is the latest in a series of discoveries that has already led the DOJ to create a special counsel to investigate. According to

Man found dead after police standoff in Torrance was the Monterey Park shooting suspect, sheriff says

Man found dead after police standoff in Torrance was the Monterey Park shooting suspect, sheriff says

By Alaa Elassar, Holly Yan, Keith Allen, Tina Burnside and Josh Campbell, CNN

Thousands Travel to DC for March for Life Event

Thousands Travel to DC for March for Life Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. - People from coast to coast traveled to our nation’s capital for the March for Life event. It’s one of the largest anti-abortion events. We caught up with some locals who made the trip down to DC. The national mall was crowde

Sen. O'Mara calls for gas tax suspension to continue

Sen. O'Mara calls for gas tax suspension to continue

Local lawmaker Sen. Tom O'Mara (R-Big Flats) is calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul and his colleagues in the legislature for a continuation of the gas tax suspension. 

Lawmakers seek to address climate change priorities ahead of Gov. Hochul's executive budget

Lawmakers seek to address climate change priorities ahead of Gov. Hochul's executive budget

In the shadow of a giant inflatable pig, environmental advocates rallied for legislation that would require oil companies to pay for climate damages. 

Lawmakers take up legislation to address prescription affordability

Lawmakers take up legislation to address prescription affordability

At a time when the cost of prescriptions continues to climb, state lawmakers passed a series of bills to address varying elements to the issue of prescription and health affordability. 

Pentagon Hints Additional Ukraine Aid, Zelensky Vows to Take Back Crimea

Pentagon Hints Additional Ukraine Aid, Zelensky Vows to Take Back Crimea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - European countries have made recent announcements they’re sending additional aid to Ukraine. The Pentagon hints that the US could send more help to Ukraine as well. Recently, the UK and Estonia have made their own announcements of

Criticism and Questions Continue about Biden's Classified Documents

Criticism and Questions Continue about Biden's Classified Documents

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Joe Biden is facing harsh criticism for classified documents being found in his possession.

Lawmakers throw out Hochul's nomination for chief judge

Lawmakers throw out Hochul's nomination for chief judge

After a nearly five hour judiciary committee hearing Wednesday, committee chair Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal slammed his gavel--officially throwing out Gov. Kathy Hochul's chief judge nomination for Hector LaSalle. 

Advocates rally for medical aid in death at state capitol

Advocates rally for medical aid in death at state capitol

Tuesday, advocates rallied inside the state capitol building to push for a bill that would legalize medical aid in death in New York State. And for some advocates this fight is personal. 

Lawmakers Pass Legislation Restricting Strategic Petroleum Reserve Sales to China

Lawmakers Pass Legislation Restricting Strategic Petroleum Reserve Sales to China

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are sending a clear message to China: we're not selling our oil to the Chinese Communist Party. Last week the House passed legislation restricting sales to the CCP. Some are calling it an issue of national secu

DC Museum Shares "American History Through an African American Lens"

DC Museum Shares "American History Through an African American Lens"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reflecting and honoring the African American story is an essential part to our growth and understanding. That’s the goal for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in our nation’s capital. The museum its

Local lawmakers weigh in on state's progress towards civil rights

Local lawmakers weigh in on state's progress towards civil rights

Sixty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his 'I have a dream' speech paving the way for civil rights in the United States. Monday, some local lawmakers said while the state has come  a long way, there is still more work to do.