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Prison Health System to Pay Big for Poor Inmate Care

09.26.14 | Bill Price

Correctional Medical Care of New York State will pay $200,000 in settlements. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made the announcement today after completing an investigation into six inmates' deaths from 2009-2012. A probe found serious ...

PA State Officials Recipients of Explicit Emails

09.26.14 | Bill Price

At least eight prominent state officials, including the current head of the state police, Pennsylvania's top environmental regulator, and a former spokesman for governor Tom Corbett, were among state employees who sent or received hundreds of ...

Unemployment Benefits Set to Rise in New York Next Month

09.18.14 | Bill Price

The benefits will increase to a maximum of $420 a week, from $405 a week, on October 6th. The minimum rate will rise from $64 to to $100. Governor Cuomo announced the new rates as part of the unemployment insurance reforms he and the state ...

Contention Over Proposed Union Casino

09.18.14 | Bill Price

A proposed Las Vegas style casino in New York near Binghamton brought out crowds last night at a public hearing. Supporters of the proposal say it'll bring significant income to the community. But those against argue that the small town of Union ...

Senator Schumer Pushing for $15 Million Job Training Grant

09.11.14 | Bill Price

The U.S. senator says the money would be used to establish training programs in mecha-tronics and advanced manufacturing at 30 community colleges in the SUNY system. He says there could be 20-thousand new jobs in the field in Upstate New York by ...

News Names on New Yorks FAll Ballot

08.28.14 | Bill Price

New York voters could see as many as 12 parties putting up candidates for governor this fall.State election officials say six independent parties are petitioning to join the more familiar democratic... republican... and green parties on the ballot. ...

Teachout Still in Primary Race After Residency Case

08.21.14 | Bill Price

Zephyr Teachout has survived another attempt by supporters of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to knock her off next month's democratic primary ballot. On Wednesday, a panel of appellate judges upheld a lower court's decision that Teachout is ...

NY High School Cancels Varsity Football Season

08.21.14 | Bill Price

The Pine Valley Central School District canceled their upcoming varsity football season because the school couldn't fill its roster, and the school was still divided over safety issues. Pine valley is working with neighboring schools to provide an ...

Cuomo Supporters in Court Tuesday in Teachout Case

08.20.14 | Bill Price

Cuomo supporters say Teachout doesn't meet the state constitution's... five-year residency requirement to run. Teachout says that claim is a "frivolous" attempt by the Cuomo camp to silence opposition to his re-election. The Fordham university law ...

Erie County Must Reveal Conditions in Jails

08.19.14 | Bill Price

A two year investigation by the justice department found evidence of staff-inmate violence and sexual misconduct between staff and inmates since 2003. Nine inmates have committed suicide and at least 15 others have attempted it at the Erie county ...

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