Ryan Briggs

Journalist (Pennsylvania)
Freelance journalist. Published in various Philadelphia outlets and NextCity.org.

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The Government Fee That Can Cost Poor Philadelphians Their Inheritance

Ryan Briggs
September 25, 2018
Many places in America, being willed a property isn’t enough. Philadelphia assesses something called a probate fee — $580 — the Henrys would learn they needed to pay City Hall just to process their inheritance.

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As Pa. bolsters nursing home inspections, rate of penalties up

Ryan Briggs
March 14, 2016
After scathing reports last year showed Pennsylvania routinely failed to detect or punish elder abuse, the state Department of Health is cracking down on lax nursing home inspections.

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