ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken his call to raise New York's minimum wage to Buffalo.
The Democratic governor and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul appeared with labor leaders and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown Tuesday at a Boys and Girls Club to detail his plan to raise the wage to $10.50 and $11.50 in New York City.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking credit for the state budget’s turn around from huge gaps to healthy surpluses. But a watchdog group says Cuomo is relying on future funds that have not yet materialized.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve $4 billion in higher taxes and new taxes to help boost school aid and shift education funding away from local property taxes.
To conclude our series highlighting historical black residence of our region we discuss the life of Bath, NY native Lt. Col. George J. Haley.
Haley volunteered in WWII as a fighter pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. He fought in multiple wars, flying over 90 missions in WWII alone.
More history from the Twin Tiers can be found here.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's state Senate has endorsed term limits on legislative leadership, though the idea is unlikely to win approval in the Assembly.
The Senate voted Monday to impose eight-year limits on the Senate leader, Assembly speaker and minority leaders and committee chairpersons in both chambers. Those individuals could keep their legislative seats but couldn't continue in their leadership positions.
Hundreds of teachers rallied at the New York state capitol late Monday, saying they are calling out Gov. Andrew Cuomo for what they say is his anti-public school agenda. The teachers, including New York State United Teachers Union Vice President Andy Pallotta, say Cuomo has declared a “war” on students, parents, and teachers, and is advancing a “test and punish” agenda.
Governor Wolf made taxing natural gas drillers the centerpiece of his campaign, and as he prepares to give his first state budget address Tuesday the issue has once again taken center stage in Harrisburg. Click here for the full story.