List by Author: Bill Price

Push Continues to Ban Gifts for PA Lawmakers

05.28.14 | Bill Price

In the midst of a scandal that involved four Philadelphia representatives, the state voted to ban cash gifts to public employees. Now some Pennsylvania lawmakers are saying enough is enough. In April, the state senate passed a ban on all cash gifts ...

Senator Schumer Seeks Funds to Curb NY Heroin Market

05.27.14 | Bill Price

U.S Senator Chuck Schumer is asking for $100 million in funding to curb the scourge of heroin in New York and across the country. Monday, the New York Democrat asked for additional federal dollars to be allocated to the high-intensity drug ...

NY First Responders Now Carry Narcan

05.21.14 | Bill Price

The drug is to combat a growing number of people struggling with heroin and prescription drug addiction across the state. Police and fire departments throughout the country have started carrying Narcan. The antidote is used to fight respiratory ...

$25M Lawsuit For Inmate Who Died In Hot NYC Cell

05.16.14 | Bill Price

The mother of a mentally ill, homeless veteran who was found dead in a one-hundred-degree New York City jail cell that overheated due to an equipment malfunction in February plans to file a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city, her ...

P-A Budget Pressures Revive Talk Of Shale Gas Tax

05.16.14 | Bill Price

Gov. Tom Corbett's longstanding opposition to an extraction tax on natural gas in Pennsylvania is running up against the reality of weak state revenue collections and election-year spending pressures. The governor's communication's director said ...

AARP Seeks Improved State Help For Caregivers

05.16.14 | Bill Price

For Terry Lewis, caring for his elderly mother-in-law is an instinctively loving act for a family member. But trying to determine how to best handle the range of duties that come with the caregiver role is one area where the Binghamton resident ...

Lights, Cameras, Tax Breaks! State House OK's Subsidies For Hollywood

05.16.14 | Bill Price

Pennsylvania lawmakers will soon be racing to fill a budget deficit that could top $1 billion in the next fiscal year, but there’s still a glimmer of hope the financial news won’t be all bad, at least if you’re M. Night Shyamalan ...

P-A Same-Sex Marriage Suit Headed To Federal Court

05.15.14 | Bill Price

The gay marriage fight in Pennsylvania moves to a federal courtroom Thursday, where a couple will ask a judge to recognize their same-sex marriage. Pennsylvania is the only northeast state that bans both same-sex marriage and civil unions. But ...

Blue4Ben Inspiration Loses Battle With Rare Cancer

05.15.14 | Bill Price

Ben Sauer, the young man who inspired the #Blue4Ben movement as he battled a rare cancer, has passed away. Ben died Tuesday night, a week after turning five. His mother Mindy kept a blog of Ben's journey as he fought Stage IV Glioblastoma, a rare ...

Obama, 9/11 Kin, Survivors Due At Museum Ceremony

05.15.14 | Bill Price

President Barack Obama and Sept. 11 survivors, rescuers and victims' relatives are expected to mark the opening of the 9/11 museum, where the story of the terror attacks is told on a scale as big as the twin towers' columns and as intimate as ...

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