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The opiod crisis has NY officials expanding syringe exchange sites

12.12.19 | Bill Price

Those sites allow users to swap-out a dirty syringe for a clean one. Lori Drescher has worked first-hand in the syringe exchange program. She says in order to help drug addicts, you have to meet them where they are. But many people in Rochester...

New potential GOP candidate for governor of Pennsylvania has emerged

12.12.19 | Terry Diener

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is weighing his political future, and he isn't ruling out a run for governor. Toomey acknowledged during a forum at the Pennsylvania Society gathering in New York that he has been looking at what it might take to make a move...

New York state is set to renew its emergency ban on flavored e-cigs

12.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

The measure has been stalled out in court so long that it's set to expire before it ever gets enforced. The 90-day ban approved on September 17th was halted swiftly as part of an ongoing lawsuit filed by vaping industry leaders. Now, a key...

President Trump visits Pennsylvania a 4th time

12.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Mr. Trump was at a rally in Hershey last night and addressed the two articles of impeachment that Democrats announced Tuesday. House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler says Mr. Trump "endangers our democracy and national security." But, the...

President Trump will hold political pep-rally tonight at Hershey's Giant Center

12.10.19 | Bill Price

Marc Lotter with "Team Trump" urges attendees who want to see the president to get in line early. Vice-President Mike Pence will join the president on stage tonight in Hershey. The event starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the rally is...

PA plan would give equal custody to separated or divorced parents

12.10.19 | Brandon Dickson

Bill sponsor, Representative Susan Helm says, "HB-1397 would create the presumption that between 40% and 60% of a child's time should be spent with each parent" for the child's best interest. But, Michael Bertin with the Pennsylvania Bar...

Delivering a big blow to religious freedom advocates in NY

12.10.19 | Brandon Dickson

A judge has ruled in favor of New York's controversial school vaccination requirements. 55 Families filed a lawsuit earlier this year claiming the new legislation that eliminates religious exemptions--violates the constitution. ut the Albany...

New York has new guidelines for the hemp industry

12.10.19 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo signed legislation this week that sets a regulatory framework for hemp production and distribution in the Empire State. The measure requires the hemp industry to test and label their products to protect consumers from potential...

Round #2 for NY family with state on medical exemption to vaccines

12.09.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Carl Schwartz from Penn Yann, New York says the religious exemption to vaccines that was pulled in June does not affect his son Thorn, because he had a medical exemption from a doctor. However, the state also tightened restrictions for medical...

The clock is ticking for Pennsylvania State House members and minimum wage

12.09.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf has put state representatives on a timeline to pass legislation to raise the minimum wage. The Democrat is giving the Republican-controlled chamber until the end of the month. Otherwise, Wolf's office says he'll let a...

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