HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Days after negotiations to balance Pennsylvania's late budget collapsed completely, lawmakers, the governor, and their staffers are still trading barbs over social media--and in more formal ways, too. Nearly 80 House Republicans have signed a petition demanding Wolf issue approval letters to businesses for tax credits that go toward scholarships. The money is past-due under state law. Both the Republicans and Democratic Wolf administration blame the problem on budget discord. The Educational Improvement Tax Credit and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit go to businesses, which in turn give up to $750,000 to scholarship and education programs in their areas. The language that governs the credits was most recently updated in 2016, after Wolf delayed the payments during the previous year's nine-month budget standoff. It says the administration should send letters approving the funds by August 15.
ALBANY (WSKG) - A new poll finds waning support for a constitutional convention in New York. The issue is on the ballot in November. The Siena College poll finds that enthusiasm for a constitutional convention has dropped since the summer, with more people now saying they would vote against it, although a plurality still backs the idea. Spokesman Steve Greenberg said 44 percent of registered voters said they’d vote yes, down one percentage point from 45 percent in early September. Thirty-nine percent said they’d vote no, up six points from the 33 percent who were against the proposal a month ago.
As the TV Program Manager for WSKG, I watch a lot of videos. Here on wskg.org, I'll share a glimpse at some of my favorite programs that WSKG will broadcast and video clips I think you should check out online. I hope you enjoy! And let me know what you think - tell us in the comments. -- Stacey
Weeks of October 9, 2017 to October 22, 2017
The film '8 to 8' is by Alec Simmons, student at Ithaca's Lehman Alternative Community School in Ithaca, NY. '8 to 8' is the recipient of the 'Best SciFi/Fantasy' award and the honor of 'Best in Show' for 2017. Here is some feedback from the filmmaker. What is your film about? A college student keeps noticing a mysterious tower on the outskirts of campus.
Colleen McGuinness | Artist Bio
I am 9 years old and in 4th grade in Union-Endicott. I have been in 5 shows at the Endicott Performing Arts Center and got to go to New York City this year to see Broadway shows. I play the piano in the movie. I also like playing old rock-n-roll on my recorder and this year I’m learning to play the stand-up bass. What is your film about? Can you summarize in a few sentences? It’s about a girl that scares her parents and then marries a boy named Joe.
'The Glass Menagerie' was the play that started Tennessee Williams' career as a playwright. Director James Osborne and assistant director Kylee Thetga join us to talk about Ti-Ahwaga Community Players production of it, featuring Jane Nichols reprising the role of Amanda after 20 years. http://wskg.org/audio/menagerie.mp3
Congratulations to Shyann Stroud, student at Greater Southern Tier BOCES, for the 'Best Documentary' honor in the 2017 Rod Serling Film Festival. What is your film about? My film "Choices" is the story of my life, and how I dealt with certain tragedies in a positive light. How did you come up with the idea for your film? As a class we were tasked with writing a paper on Rod Serling.