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Cuomo Says He Talked To Prosecutors Voluntarily In Former Aide's Corruption Case

Governor Cuomo said Thursday he has spoken to federal prosecutors regarding the prosecution of his former top aide and eight others involved in an economic development scandal.

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Talks between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are still continuing over whether to hold a special session before the holidays — and the clock is ticking.

In NYS, More Medicaid Coverage for Transgender Services

11 hours ago

Increased coverage for transgender medical care and services are taking effect for Medicaid plans in New York. The Department of Health has established that young people, under the age of 18, will now receive coverage for hormone therapy deemed medically necessary, according to the notice filed in the NYS Register.

Sasha-Ann Simons, WXXI

The last time students in the Sociology of Religion class at Nazareth College completed a routine assignment requiring them to visit religious services that are not of their own faith, it all went off without a hitch.


A long-term energy plan by the Cuomo administration that includes a nearly $8 billion subsidy to upstate nuclear power plants is being challenged from both ends of the political spectrum, and a lawsuit has been filed to try to stop the deal.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the sale of the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant from Entergy to Exelon. The deal to keep the plant open is now one step closer to completion.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo handed out more than $700 million in Regional Economic Development Council awards in Albany on Thursday.

Lindsey Lazarski, WHYY

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is taking steps to curb harmful air emissions from natural gas sites. At an advisory committee meeting Thursday, regulators unveiled new draft permit requirements .

Katie Meyer

(Harrisburg) -- The state Department of Banking and Securities has issued a progress report on a year-old program intended to educate Pennsylvanians about financial risks and management.

Pennsylvania Seeks Safer Ways To Buy, Sell Online

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Allentown’s Mayor Ed Pawlowski and Police Chief Keith Morris announced recently that people who are engaging in internet-based sales and purchases can now conduct their transactions at a designated parking spot in front of the police patrol station at 10th & Hamilton Street. The idea is to provide a place where people can buy or sell items with a heightened level of safety.

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(Harrisburg) -- Nationwide, prescriptions for drugs like Klonopin, Xanax and Valium have increased 320 percent in 17 years, and now Pennsylvania is issuing new guidelines . The drugs, known as benzodiazepines, or benzos , are used to treat severe anxiety and panic disorders, as well as insomnia.