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Former NY chief calls for probe into Cuomo's handling of nursing homes

05.06.20 | Bob Price

George Pataki wants to see an independent federal investigation rather than a probe by the Cuomo team. The former governor’s petition comes after the Empire State reported 1,700 previously undisclosed nursing home deaths from...

A bipartisan effort is underway to open up PA"s real estate market

05.05.20 | Brandon Dickson

State Senator Bob Mensch hosted a hearing online Monday. He asked why Pennsylvania has still not opened real estate sales. Governor Wolf has banned real estate activity accept for transactions that started before the pandemic. Republicans...

NY beginsto aggressively inspect nursing homes

05.05.20 | Bob Price

Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein says she's been told inspectors aim to visit a different facility daily to test all residents and staff for COVID-19. Nursing homes have been hit hard by the infection with 75...

Nearly one million voters have applied for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania

05.05.20 | Brandon Dickson

While polling places will still be open for next month's primary election, Governor Tom Wolf is urging residents, who have not already, to sign-up to "vote from home." He says this primary is the first chance for people to "easily cast a...

Four phases to opening New York state

05.05.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo says they're using federal health recommendations to determine which regions get to reopen. He says those include a regional 14-day "decline of hospitalizations and death on a three-day rolling average." The first phase involves...

PA Health Dept. data show COVID-19 cases reach 2-week low before reopening

05.04.20 | Bob Price

24 Counties begin a "phased in" strategy for reopening this Friday. Governor Tom Wolf says businesses in those counties that cannot allow for social distancing must remain closed. Movie theatres, gyms, dining rooms, gatherings of 25 or more...

Nursing homes fight back against a potential flood of lawsuits

05.04.20 | Brandon Dickson

Faced with 20,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the facilities are pushing to get states to grant them emergency protection from claims of inadequate care. In New York, which leads the nation in nursing home deaths, a lobbying group has...

Two commonwealth congressmen call for more Bureau of Prisons oversight

05.04.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Representatives Fred Keller and Glenn Thompson have teamed up to sponsor a measure that would require the federal Bureau of Prisons director be approved by the U.S. Senate. The Federal Prisons Accountability Act is companion legislation to a...

PA group files brief with high court to allow pro-life protests outside clinic

05.01.20 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Family Institute's Michael Geer tells Family Life a Pittsburgh City Council member spoke, aiming to assure that women entering the clinic would not hear a pro-life message. It remains to be seen whether the U.S. Supreme Court...

Changes coming to coronavirus policy at NY state nursing homes

05.01.20 | Brandon Dickson

Staff who are asymptomatic but test positive for COVID-19 are no longer allowed to work. Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler applauds the move, but says it comes only after media brought more attention to the issue. State Senator Tom O'Mara was...

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