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New York Unvails Aggressive Heroin Legislation

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Lawmakers have unveiled 25 different bills to curb heroin use. The senate's joint task force on heroin and opioid addiction released the bills Wednesday, saying they hope they'll address the heroin surge in the state. The bills would equip ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Soon a Reality in NY

05.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

         Senator John Defrancisco in New York says a medical marijuana bill will happen this session.  His statement is significant because he is a top rank republican senator who has opposed the ...

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 ...

Montgomery County Legalizes Gay Marriage

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 The final Pennsylvania county which had been legally prevented from issuing same sex marriage licenses to gay couples will begin signing them at 8:30 this morning. This, after a Federal judge legalized gay marriage in the Keystone State last ...

Cuomo's Lt. Governor Pick May Have Competition

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's running mate may have to face a primary election. Bill Samuels, a wealthy democratic activitist, said Tuesday he may run for Lieutenant Governor, against Cuomo's pick, Kathy Hochul. Samuels said he's simply ...

Compassionate Care Act Passes in NY Assembly

05.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York assembly has passed a bill allowing for the use of medical marijuana. The state democratic-led assembly passed the compassionate care act, increasing the pressure on the senate to pass the measure before the session concludes at the ...

Measles Cases Spotted In Pennsylvania

05.27.14 | FL News Team

Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located, has reported its second case of measles in a month. It's unclear if the two cases are related. Now-- officials have notified a bank and a yogurt store where one of the infected people worked-- to ...

Low Turnout at PA Polls

05.27.14 | Terry Diener

  The numbers are in on how many people voted in last week's primary elections in Pennsylvania: fewer than 1 in 5 registered voters made a pit stop at the ballot box last Tuesday. That's a figure some experts say Pennsylvania could improve if ...

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 ...

Poor Record for Buffalo VA

05.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

You've heard about the Veteran's Affairs scandal-- 26 VA offices offering slow or no medical care to our vets. Apparently, the Buffalo VA is one of the worst offenders. The Buffalo VA serves 31 counties-- covering the western half of New York State ...

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