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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 ...

Potental Bills Owners Want to Move Team Out of Buffalo

08.15.14 | Bill Price

In a release issued Thursday, the Buffalo fan alliance identified several announcements that claim the group was "attempting to acquire and then move the buffalo bills to Toronto." Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of that group. He recently wrote a ...

Fingerlakes Winemakers Asking Cuomo to Deny Permits for Gas Storage

07.31.14 | Bill Price

Opponents of the project say it would endanger one of the state's largest supplies of drinking water, the local economy, and the region's wine and tourism industry. The project, which would expand natural gas storage capacity and add underground ...

Kathy Hochul to Advocate for Women's Rights

07.18.14 | Bill Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign says they're seeking to add a new women's equality ballot line to the November ballot. Cuomo's running mate, Lieutenant Governor candidate Kathy Hochul, announced the new party in New York City ...

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. ...

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