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Affordable Care Act Could Deter PA Substitute Teachers

06.17.14 | Bill Price

 School districts in the Common Wealth will soon restrict substitute teachers from working more than 30-hours a week, despite sub shortages that left area classrooms uncovered this year. Starting in January, under the  Affordable Care ...

Common Core Rally in Albany

06.17.14 | Bill Price

  The State legislature and Governor Cuomo agreed in March to essentially hit the pause button on using Common Core standards to judge students. Advocates in support of dropping Common Core will Rally in the well of the Legislative State ...

PA Marriage Ruling to Stay

06.10.14 | Bill Price

The federal judge who struck down Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage says he saw no proof that homosexual marriage destroyed the strength of families. Judge John Jones III was responding to a statement by Bishop David Zubik of the Roman ...

NY Senator Malcolm Smith Tried for Bribery

06.05.14 | Bill Price

A federal prosecutor says New York State Senator Malcolm Smith betrayed the people who elected him by trying to bribe his way into New York City's mayoral ballot. Prosecutor Douglas Bloom spoke Wednesday at the corruption trial of Smith and two ...

Wolf Tops Corbett in Gubernatorial Polls

06.04.14 | Bill Price

          Two new political polls show Democrat Tom Wolf has opened up a sizable lead over incumbent Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race. The Public Policy Institute has Tom Wolf ahead, 55% ...

New York Dems Seek Minimum Wage Hike

06.03.14 | Bill Price

 Emboldened by promises of support from Cuomo, liberals are re-doubling  efforts to raise New York's minimum wage from $8.00 to $10.00 an hour. Senate democrats said they're counting on the governor's support to pass the wage increase. ...

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 ...

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