List by Author: Bob Price

The PA House is expected to vote next month on legislation to tax Marcellus shale gas production

11.22.17 | Bob Price

The commonwealth is the only natural gas producing state that does not impose a severance tax on the energy industry. Critics contend a severance tax would cripple gas production in Pennsylvania.

Starting today it's illegal to vape indoors in New York

11.22.17 | Bob Price

Republican state Senator Chris Jacobs says, "We don't believe that anyone should have to inhale anyone else's smoke, whether it's tobacco smoke or e-cigarettes." E-cigs are popular among young people and that concerns Senator Jacobs. A...

A suspected cop killer is in custody in the suburbs of Pittsburgh

11.21.17 | Bob Price

29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt was apprehended without incident early this morning after a 3-day manhunt. Police say he shot to death New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw during a traffic stop last Friday night. Shaw, a 25-year-old rookie...

U. of Rochester will spend $2.4 million to study the Mennonites of upstate NY

11.21.17 | Bob Price

Researchers at the University of Rochester will compare the immune systems of Mennonite babies in places like Dundee and Penn Pan with those in suburban Rochester. Scientists want to know why allergies are virtually non-existent in the Mennonite...

United Airlines will take flight once again from the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport

11.21.17 | Bob Price

The carrier ended service there last year, but starting next year a new partnership will offer two flights a day to Newark. The announcement comes during the construction of a new $58 million terminal and $14 million airfield upgrade at the...

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been named in a lawsuit

11.20.17 | Bob Price

It has to do harassment allegations leveled against his point-man for economic development in Buffalo, former Assemblyman Sam Hoyt. Hoyt's accused of making unwanted advances toward a female co-worker, and the governor's accused of doing nothing...

2 NY power suppliers are in 'hot water' for their response to this year's historic windstorm

11.17.17 | Bob Price

In March, it took days for people to get their lights back on following the storm that knocked out power to about one hundred thousand people in upstate New York. Now, NYSEG and Rochester Gas and Electric could be on the hook for millions of...

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is turning a few heads today

11.17.17 | Bob Price

The long-time political ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton now says the former president should have resigned after his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky became public news. Gillibrand holds the Senate seat vacated by Hillary...

An important gerrymandering case goes before the PA Supreme Court next month

11.17.17 | Bob Price

The League of Women Voters claims the way Pennsylvania's political boundary lines were drawn after the 2010 census violates the state constitution. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the state's top court is heavily...

Cornell Univ. is adding over one hundred new jobs at a key research facility

11.16.17 | Bob Price

The school in Ithaca, NY is adding the positions as it looks to improve it's pioneering work in the area of x-ray technology. The ivy-league school is getting $15 million from the state, and Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul says it's money well...

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