GOP legislature argued that it had the power to end Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus emergency declaration
GOP legislature argued that it had the power to end Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus emergency declaration
54% of Black respondents supported defunding police departments, compared to 24% of white respondents.
State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said the coronavirus typically enters nursing homes through workers who don’t have symptoms.
Bid to limit governor’s emergency powers is attached to racial equality amendment
“We are more than happy to provide childcare. It’s complicated. It’s not easy. But it’s our mission.”
“We are preparing to open schools, we have plans to open schools, but (edit) I’ll be honest with you. It’s two months away. Anything can happen in two months.”
“I really don’t think there’s reason for the governor to have this power over guns. We are given the ability to keep and bear arms by the Constitution.”
“Fireworks are explosives that have the potential to set fire to nearby homes and other properties. The sound of fireworks can cause distress for individuals with PTSD or other medical conditions, pets and wildlife.”
“These ideas increase funds, but don’t increase public safety.”
The fate of the governor’s emergency declaration hangs in the balance
Stakeholders are being asked to share what they’ve experienced during the pandemic shutdowns and how can the state improve and take proper precautions in the fall.
“I don’t think I’d feel comfortable walking into a polling place that was in a sheriff’s department—as a black man and especially not during the current moment in American history.’
“I don’t have confidence in his numbers and some of his people.”
“We can’t stop right now. We have to continue fighting for our families, for our communities, for those who have lost their lives during COVID-19 without getting anything.”
For three years, he was among the most powerful figures in the state, negotiating the state budget and key pieces of legislation each year.
“This ruling may well shape the way that the federal courts interpret other federal statutes that outlaw discrimination based on sex.”
“There’s just not enough availability for every kid that wants to be in day care to be in day care in most states today.”
Action comes one week after Black Caucus members led protest on House floor
Responding to legislature’s lawsuit, Wolf asks high court to use “King’s Bench” jurisdiction
“Young people can engage in sports. Two spectators per child. So that’s another step towards return to normalcy.”
Counties vary in approach to tracking the virus’s impact on ethnic groups
“Nothing changes. Essentially, the resolution that was passed last evening is meaningless.”
Action sets up a likely court fight over whether governor can veto the move
Speaker Turzai says he supports calling a special session
Hearing points to structural inequity, unequal treatment as causes of COVID-19’s exacting toll
Lawmakers will reconvene in Albany Monday to consider that legislation, which includes a handful of bills that have been in the works for years, but failed to gain support until now.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a tweet, called the incident “wholly unjustified and utterly disgraceful.”
“If the police were arresting looters, and they were then being arrested and returned to the street the next day again, that would be nonsensical.”
Annual event was expected to draw as many as 2,000 2nd Amendment activists on Monday
Both officers, one a Buffalo Police officer and the other a New York State trooper, are currently in stable condition.
“We’re asking for access to child care for food chain workers, financial relief for undocumented workers and health and safety regulations for all workers on the job, especially farmworkers.”
Most of western Pa. moves to green phase of coronavirus reopening plan next week.
“None of us can fathom 20% cuts to education. Those are cuts that I don’t think we’ve ever imagined, we’ve ever seen, in recent times.”
Senate still needs to act, but resolution faces almost certain disapproval by governor
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Candidates suggest office has significant role in oversight of coronavirus response
Since the New York state PAUSE order went into effect in March, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and other support groups have transitioned to virtual meetings.
“This is going to be our new normal when the government allows us to come back. So, I am giving it a go.”
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Scientifically, there’s no clear consensus yet on the effectiveness of school closures in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
“This isn’t the first time a terrifying train derailment has happened in New York, and we need a full-scale investigation ASAP.”
After rejecting bill to reopen real estate industry, Wolf issues guidelines to accomplish the same goal
“When employers are having smaller staff, are they going to go out of their way to hire folks who already weren’t being hired before this, or are they going to overlook them?”
“The families claim “online learning is wholly inadequate to meet the needs of nonverbal and partially verbal children with autism who rely upon…in-person instruction.”
‘I wish everybody would have a clear mask, because as a person that needs to read lips, I’m afraid to go anywhere,’”
Pa. is only state in nation where real estate is on hold during coronavirus
PA business owners share stories of evolving, sometimes contradictory, guidance from state
The state’s unemployment benefits agency continues to deal with “an avalanche of claims.”
“Going out there and saying ‘support your local economy’ is going to make you look bad if at the same time you are saying ‘put your kids in danger.’”
Pennsylvania lawsuit highlights challenges faced by Muslim inmates during Islam’s holy month
Beaches will be monitored for density, and will be limited to half their usual capacity. Parking will be limited and entrances will be monitored to ensure that too many people aren’t coming in.
“There’s a lot of people who think nothing will happen to them, and keep getting together, keep having parties.”
“The challenge has been that school districts don’t have a list of all qualified voters within a school district, so identifying those individuals has been challenging.”
“The folks that are incarcerated in the prisons in our region are potentially a huge source of contagion.”
“The whole spring season is basically lost.”
We breakdown the issue in eight counties and the latest developments.
How this business qualified for a waiver is unclear from just the information DCED posted on its website.
The debate will be broadcast live on WSKG-TV and Radio. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the venue will be closed to the general public.
“It wasn’t about getting masks out to the public. It was about saving his company and making as much money as possible.”
The repercussions have been devastating. Nearly 1,000 out of 26,000 restaurants operating in the state have permanently closed due to coronavirus.
GasBuddy on Monday reported that the national average price for a gallon of gas has increased 1.5 cents in a week to $1.75.
The state issued 12,826 denials and 11,635 businesses were told that their request did not require an exemption.
“A good farmers market is like a weekly fair or festival. People are wanting that back, but it won’t be the same.”
Digital divide remains a major challenge in some parts of Pennsylvania
The governor says the state cannot widely enforce its worker safety order.
The Steelton-Highspire School District says it’s reaching between 73 and 79 percent of its high-schoolers with online instruction.
The stores will be limited to no more than 25 people, including employees, in a store at any one time.
“Is this the new normal in terms of what we’re going to do in terms of shutting down the economy?”
Kevin Boyle, the ranking Democrat on the committee, immediately interrupted him, calling on committee Chairman Garth Everett to cut Rep. Chris Dush off.
The state in mid-April ordered all essential employers to provide protections, but some workers say they’ve seen little change.
The entire state is in the red status until Friday.
“I think in the aftermath of COVID-19, and hopefully it happens sooner than we think, virtual job fairs are going to become the rule and not the exception.”
Students who failed Regents tests during the school year normally would have the opportunity to take them again in August.
Supporters say the public health emergency from COVID-19 has exposed a “pre-existing scarcity” of medical treatment, and available resources for those with disabilities.
Move comes as a Senate committee approves a motion to issues subpoenas to obtain more information on how Wolf administration responded to businesses seeking to remain open during coronavirus closure
“You rely on your state to bail you out and you can’t get any answers.”
Republicans in legislature want details on how state handled business requests to remain open during coronavirus closures
“We’re deemed essential on the backside, but not on the revenue side.”
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is sending a message about the food supply: there’s plenty of food and the state is adjusting to get it to people.
“We lost hundreds of thousands of operational dollars – every course did. Not profit dollars.””
The COVID-19 Maternity Task Force has issued its recommendations to support pregnant mothers and their newborns during the pandemic.
“I believe that they are scared. If you listen to a lot of what’s going on [on the news], it’s a lot of overkill, on the fear factor.”
Repairing the locks, which allow boats to travel from one neck of the waterway to another, was deemed nonessential work.
“It’s another Monday, and it’s another end-the-shutdown bill.”
“I’m one to look at the half-full glass … but now I’m looking at which customers of ours are going to survive.”
“Nobody has communicated with us. They just do what they want to do and we have to live with it.”
State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin), the sponsor of a longshot measure to revoke the governor’s emergency powers, said the waiver decisions seem random.
“Ultimately, the virus is going to set the timeline, not us.”
The bill would ban doctors from using telemedicine for any drug on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy list.
“If a situation is radically different in one part of the state than another part of the state, take that into consideration.”
“They have a constitutional obligation to fulfill the needs of students, and they have not done that.”
As essential workers, migrant farm laborers are continuing operations. However, they are also one of the most vulnerable populations if exposed to the virus.
Main rally marked by Trump flags, open-carry firearms, anti-vaxxers and plenty of anger at Gov. Tom Wolf
Infusing plasma from the recovered into the ill is an old treatment, shown by Dr. Emil von Behring’s 1901 Nobel Prize for infusing plasma into those sick with diphtheria, leading to a cure.
“It’s an important support to make sure we have a viable food system and that farmers can still farm.”
PA POST – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says it’s time to start talking about reopening the state’s economy, but during a Friday afternoon news conference, he avoided providing dates for when he will lift restrictions on Pennsylvania residents and businesses. “Unfortunately, we cannot flip a switch and reopen the commonwealth,” Wolf said. “There isn’t going to be one big day. We need to make smart, data-driven decisions, and we can’t be impulsive. We can’t be emotional.”
Starting next week, Wolf said he plans to describe specific steps for lifting restrictions in Pennsylvania. Those steps will follow guidelines released by the Wolf administration on Friday that emphasize a data-driven approach to create quantifiable criteria and take into account conditions in different regions of the state.
These days, Maegen Wagner is serving as her daughter’s therapist, aide, and teacher — while balancing her own responsibilities as an educator in a nearby school district.
To meet the demand, the plant has delayed upgrades and maintenance on its equipment, reduced the number of products it makes, and reassigned non-manufacturing employees to positions on the production line.
“A lot of people say, ‘When are these Special Olympics?’ But Special Olympics is every day.”
“Still a majority, 57%, say right now the government of the state of New York should concentrate on public health and not on trying to reopen the economy.”
“I noticed as soon as I backed out of my driveway. The brakes were squealing and sounded like they were grinding.”
The U.S. census, that constitutionally mandated once-a-decade count of every resident, is still being conducted this year, but it’s not going according to plan.
“Reopening businesses too early will only extend the length of the economic hardships created by the pandemic.”
The recent flattening of the state’s coronavirus case count must stay on course.
For almost every tactile experience in the pre-COVID-19 world, there is now an online analog.
The state Department of Health is not making hospital preparedness plans available or overseeing whether hospitals are following those plans.
For weeks, local government associations and municipal officials have urged the legislature to provide explicit confirmation that they can hold remote meetings.
“There’s no way I personally want to be responsible for one of our members dying from this or one of their family members.”
The action comes nearly one month after Wolf ordered more than 100 types of “non-life-sustaining” businesses to close or face fines and other penalties.
In April, poetry reigns. For some, it’s a month to flood social media feeds with poems or commit to a new writing practice.
The flawed system starts with patients, who may not provide full information, and continues through doctors, who may not pass patient information to laboratories.
New Pennsylvania unemployment data shows the coronavirus shutdown has been felt most acutely on a per-capita basis in some of the most rural counties.
The process would apply to all patients brought to the hospital during the health emergency, not just those sick with COVID-19.
American Legion officials last week announced the cancellation of all national tournaments, including the World Series.
“The state is giving us the choice: ‘you decide.’ So it’s a really uncomfortable position to be in.”
A bill aimed at curbing youth e-cigarette use in New York that was passed as part of the state budget last week will mean stark changes for vape retailers.”
“Think about the backyard, think about the neighborhood, think about the local park, think about a local trail, think about the closest state park or forest area and how to recreate safely there.”
“This was not an easy decision but closing schools until the end of the academic year is in the best interest of our students, school employees and families.”
Pennsylvania DA says he’s withdrawing citation against woman who allegedly violated stay-at-home order
“For making protective masks and hospital gowns … you can’t make that out of wishful thinking, you have to have actual fabric.”
Approximately 850 Pennsylvania Guard members are supporting operations throughout the state to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Democratic leaders said the proposals place too much of a burden on Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration as a time when it is focused on slowing the pandemic.
“We need everyone to listen to the orders in place and to stay calm, stay home and stay safe.”
“It’s going to be a whole new world on how we’re going to man a job here…until this virus is completely behind us.”
“Tell them I am doing well, taking it day by day. Spending most of the days sleeping. Symptoms seem to come and go in waves.”
The question of which businesses must close and which can stay open during the statewide coronavirus shutdown has been an ongoing point of confusion and anger.
“We were made for a community with God and with others as well. So this gives that kind of an opportunity, while at the same time being as safe as we possibly can.”
On both sides of the Niagara Gorge, tourism promoters are expecting a drop in overseas tourists because of COVID-19 and more domestic tourists arriving by car.
“It is wrong for New York State to have prisoners do those types of labor, because they’re getting paid slave wages.”
WSKG and NPR News will provide live, anchored Special Coverage of the early major contests of the presidential nominating process.
WSKG is airing four additional hours of national call-in to set aside this year’s horserace, and continue the dialogue on important issues.
“As a 25-year law enforcement professional, it is unfathomable that information which could be used to prevent crime or a potential terrorist attack, is purposely being withheld.”
The state is looking at cancer deaths among firefighters – higher than across the general population – and looking to lower that risk.
On February 15, the nation, but especially Rochester, where Susan B. Anthony made her home, celebrated the 200th anniversary of Anthony’s birth.
During the month of February, the MET will present a special series of iconic broadcasts from our archives — chosen by our radio audience.
The city of Reading has the highest eviction rate among Pennsylvania’s five largest cities
“I’m here to tell you that this Vice President, and this President, will always stand for the right of every American family to choose where their children go to school.”
“The thousands of hours that these families put into these fire companies. To lose that is so tragic.”
WSKG Radio, WSKG.org and WSKG World (TV) provided ongoing coverage of the House Impeachment votes.
Caring for a child with a feeding tube, a ventilator, or a trach collar can be difficult. For the families of these children, knowing how to prepare for that care can be overwhelming.
Senior housing, owner-occupied one-and two-family homes, and same-sex college dormitories and boarding houses are exempt.
His legacy on education policy boils down to two words: school choice.
“If we want to lower our transportation emissions, we have to address getting people out of their personal vehicles or ensuring that the personal vehicles that are left become electrified more rapidly.”
The proposal would close all cyber charters in the commonwealth by the 2020-21 school year.
Pennsylvania was 47th overall in the opportunity gap between black and white students, 47th in the gap between Hispanic and white students and 46th in the gap between economically disadvantaged students and their wealthier peers.
Immigration advocates gathered in Albany on Tuesday calling for state lawmakers to pass a bill that would prohibit ICE arrests at courthouses.
The approximately 170 letters filed in U.S. District Court this week paint very different pictures of disgraced former Congressman Chis Collins.
Some state officials are already asking for revisions to a law eliminating cash bail for people charged with misdemeanors and non-violent felonies.
Deputies say Kolb was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. There were no injuries, and Sheriff Kevin Henderson said there was minor damage to the vehicle.
“We heard from two groups of listeners. Some wanted to hear more jazz, and others wanted us to air our weekday symphonies at a later time.”
It’s going to be open for our people to apply and try their hand at it. Whether that means they’re putting it in the ground or they’re growing it indoors, we’ll definitely help facilitate that and we’ll see where it goes,”
Leading into 2020, the hourly minimum wage for workers in upstate New York will rise to $11.80. For tipped workers, it will be $7.85 an hour.
Advocates in New York have organized to help deaf refugees become self-sufficient.
“I’ve been on the road pretty much constantly for six months.”
Carnegie Mellon University study focused on Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia
“A lifetime of working with my hands, managing daily challenges and finding creative solutions, that’s given me the tools I need to be your representative in the Senate.”
Former congressman Chris Collins, his son Cameron, and Stephen Zarsky pleaded guilty to criminal insider trading charges in October.
Thousands show up for rally at Giant Center in Hershey
According to numerous sources, Bishop Richard Malone will resign Wednesday and a temporary administrator has already been selected.
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“He wasn’t afraid of any of the hardest parts of childhood,” Marielle Heller says. Her film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood centers on Rogers’ unlikely friendship with a cynical journalist.
To celebrate Ludwig Von Beethoven’s upcoming semiquincentennial, WSKG Classical broadcasts three chamber music recitals on Saturday mornings this December.
Proposed bill would require Legislature to OK Pennsylvania becoming part of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
The proposal would allow parents in Harrisburg to use as much as $8,200 in taxpayer money toward private school tuition.
The Met’s 89th consecutive Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcast season kicks off on December 7 with a live broadcast of Glass’s Akhnaten and continues through May 9, 2020.
On this 100th anniversary of Veterans Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he is introducing legislation to streamline the process for establishing New York’s first State Veterans Cemetery.
“I still stand by, the only thing that’s going to stop a gun is a gun.”
Plastic doesn’t go away, but it breaks down in the environment. One bottle can degrade into hundreds, even thousands, of tiny pieces of plastic the size of a grain of sand, which can be eaten by birds or fish.
China refuses to grant South Korean musicians and artists work visas as part of a policy barring South Korean businesses from the country. The policy was put in place as retaliation for a missile system the U.S. deployed in South Korea in 2016.
63 projects along the Lake Ontario shoreline will receive $133 million in state funding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Wednesday during a stop at the Port of Rochester.
The state estimates that most jobs created in the next decade will require workers to use computers, and many opportunities will be STEM-related.
In the wake of a New York child’s death, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for federal regulations on grease trap lids.
Advocates have long debated if online schools can replicate the academic enrichment and socialization of traditional schools. In Pennsylvania, that debate has come to the foreground.
Three figures tell the problem: in 1990, a little under 10% of New York’s adults were obese. In 2000, it was 17%. Now, it is approaching 28%.
“What I am going to say to you tonight is I’m going to look at every piece of evidence and all the facts that come out and if and when articles of impeachment are presented to the full house, I will vote based upon the evidence that I have reviewed through this investigation.”
Larry Wittig resigned from the board in 2017 after the Philadelphia Inquirer first published the allegations, but he remains school board president of the Tamaqua Area School District in Schuylkill County.
“I’m honored, I’m flattered. I also believe I would win because I’m competitive and I know how to do this, but I also know that there’s a greater opportunity for me to serve more people as lieutenant governor.”
The district stretches from the Pennsylvania border to Binghamton, northeast to Utica and northwest to the shores of Lake Ontario. And it has had three different representatives over the past three terms.
“You have a beautiful crop on, especially August-September. And then, all of a sudden, you’d come back a week later, and it would be dead.”
WSKG “Bach-Jocks” Bill Snyder, host of ‘Midday Classics’, Sam Goodyear of ‘Play It Again Sam’ and ‘Sunday Baroque’s Suzanne Bona are back this month offering some of the finest works by J.S. Bach, his clan, their friends and his disciples. All this month, Monday through Sunday, as WSKG Classical celebrates “BACH-tober.”
“What is almost certain right now is that it seems like his political career, for now, is over.”
“You bring the gun up. Somebody comes around the corner. They’ve got something in their hand. You bring the sights up to your line of sight. You give them verbal commands. You see it’s a knife, he brings it up. You fire a shot.”
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“The most die-hard Rochester sports fan, they would probably not know who the heck he is.”
“There has been an ongoing and pervasive culture of sexual harassment and abuse in our society, and it is made worse by the fact that victims of second- and third-degree rape only have five years to bring a legal claim against their attacker,”
Gov. Wolf’s proposal includes specific measures that could limit cyber charter school growth
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the inductees at the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Saturday.
“While there are shipping interests and energy interests and environmental interests, the human interest, specifically, the residents and business owners along the shore are first and foremost in my mind.”
During the joint initiative, state troopers dressed as highway workers kept an eye on drivers traveling through work zones on state highways.
A new report titled “Great Lakes Revival” tells the story of how Buffalo and other rust-belt cities reclaimed their waters.
‘The people in Geneva that you come back and visit, do they know the kind of person you really are?’ And for the first time there was silence. Do you know you’re a murderer of souls?’ And there was silence and he dropped the phone, then he hung up.”
After years of political gridlock on charter school reform, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said Tuesday he would use his executive power to hold charters to “the same ethical and transparency standards of public schools.”
The opinion runs contrary to those people which have placed the blame on the work of an international commission.
A key issue in this criminal case is the U.S. Constitution’s “speech and debates” clause. That says a member of Congress can’t be challenged for something he says in Congress.
Health officials are “actively engaging the Mennonite community to discuss the importance of getting vaccinated to prevent the spread of measles.”
“At this time, when our bees are dying off, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has done a very quiet but very dumb thing. They’ve stopped collecting critical scientific data on honeybees.”
Amid a flurry of action before summer recess this year, state lawmakers created a new category of public school — with little warning or open debate — that seems designed to benefit just one charter school.
More public input sessions on the NYSEG rate hike are set in Ithaca, Binghamton and the Adirondacks in the next week.
A Pennsylvania tip system created to improve school safety fielded some tips about school violence, but received far more inquiries about student mental health, according to new data.
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Make your way to the Fried Specialties booth, and you’ll be transported to a deep-fried fantasy that would stop the heart of a cardiologist.
The very early stage British research says bladder cancer cells can be injected with the Coxsackie cold virus to kill the cancer cells.
Candidates in New York’s 22nd and 23rd districts have already declared their bids
Under the old laws, a landlord could simply ask for late rent and that would be considered a legal warning. Now, a landlord needs to hire someone to serve a notice to a tenant.
The tweak states that Pennsylvania will no longer count the standardized test scores of students who miss at least 20% of school days prior to the end of the state testing window.
Police said the boy fell through a lid on a grease trap while his mother was working at the restaurant. Grease traps collect oil and other wastes to prevent them from leaking into sewers.
Most Democratic House members from Pennsylvania were quick to publicly condemn President Donald Trump’s statements. Meanwhile, Republicans offered a variety of reactions.
“We electrified the country in 10 years through the New Deal. We can do the same thing with rural broadband.”
The Tamaqua Area School District in Schuylkill County will scrap a groundbreaking policy that would have allowed teachers and staff to carry weapons anonymously on school grounds.
In New York state, a new law that allows the immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses has safeguards against such searches.
Who can carry a firearm in schools and under what circumstances remains murky in Pennsylvania — and up for debate.
Any debate over the tax-credit programs that subsidize private-school education in Pennsylvania could begin here: There is very little public data on the students who benefit.
“The monthly cost of a widely used insulin drug would be 74% lower at Australian prices, 70% lower in the United Kingdom, and 52% lower in Canada.”
The House of Representatives won’t be getting a pay raise this year, after freshmen Democrats, including Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) protested to leadership. Now, Brindisi and a bipartisan group of representatives are taking it a step further.
“For me it was dementia-type symptoms. It was forgetting how to go places that I’d been to a hundred times.”
The organization Research for Action (RFA) estimates there are fewer than 50,000 available seats. In that same analysis, RFA found 150,000 families that likely need child care outside traditional hours.
3,334 people sought medical marijuana to treat opioid use disorder that hasn’t responded to “conventional therapeutic interventions,” or as a supplement to other therapies.
“We can run it more efficiently, and then use those savings to further save money on premiums.”
“There are 47 states that have an Election Day deadline for returning an absentee ballot, and the only other states that have a deadline earlier than that are Mississippi and Louisiana. Pennsylvania can do better than that.”
The U.S. Census is an accounting of everyone who lives in the country. A new study from The Urban Institute, a think tank that conducts social and economic research, said the country will likely miss a lot of people, upward of 4 million of them.
A Washington County judge has issued a court order barring The Allegheny Front, StateImpact Pennsylvania and 90.5 WESA from publishing the content of a publicly available legal document obtained by a reporter for the news organizations.
“We have an obligation to provide resources and promote safe, supportive environments so people we serve know that there are places to turn if they are in crisis.”
A handful of Democratic state lawmakers from Southeastern Pennsylvania are calling for a $125 million infusion to make “emergency” repairs in public schools, with more than half going to Philadelphia.
The survey found that over 85% percent of Democrats think legalized pot would not raise crime rates. That number is just under 50% for Republicans and 75% for independents.
People who are homeless, people who use intravenous drugs like heroin, and men who have sex with men are the most at-risk.
PA’s Department of Health will decide this summer whether to approve anxiety and Tourette Syndrome as approved conditions to be treated with medical marijuana.
“They peddled this concept to doctors, claiming that these signs were merely symptoms of under-treated pain, and that patients were actually not being given enough opioids.”
“No one deserves to be ripped off. Whether you have a landline, a cellphone — or even me, I’m not too advanced. I have a flip phone. You still get them.”
“You’re not talking about going to the DA’s office. You’re going to a bishop’s office or archbishop’s office,”
If a proposed bill becomes state law … landlords may not be able to raise rents when tenants renew their leases. WXXI’s James Brown explains that and other potential changes to New York’s rent laws.
“For a fraction of the cost of clinical mental health services, a drop-in center can provide a supportive environment for individuals who might otherwise resort to hospitalization, crisis services or other costly services.”
Lawsuits show police have sometimes used this powerful tool to take property from innocent people. Now, there has been a radical shift that’s occurred with little notice.
“If I find out there is a gun in my classroom with my teacher, I am going to ask to leave that room immediately.”
State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox said that state Democrats have been afflicted by “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” and that they ought to pay attention to state issues.
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