List by Author: Bob Price

Governor Wolf says more people in his state die each year from opiod overdoses than traffic accidents

05.05.16 | Bob Price

2,500 Pennsylvanians died last year from drug overdoses. And the numbers nationwide are just as shocking. Wolf said nearly as many Americans died from drug overdoses last year as were killed in the twelve most intense years of the Vietnam ...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled General Assembly have agreed that campaign finance reform is a must

05.05.16 | Bob Price

The commonwealth is one of just a dozen states that has no limit on what people can give to political campaigns. Both Republicans and Democrats agree the lax laws need to be reigned in.  How to do that is the big question in ...

The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that physician-assisted suicide is unconstitutional

05.05.16 | Bob Price

There's an effort afoot in Albany to lift the ban and allow for co-called "right to die" legislation. The state's highest court says nothing in the constitution creates a fundamental right for doctor-assisted suicide.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is taking a tiered approach to solving the city's lead paint problem

05.05.16 | Bob Price

High levels of lead has sicked a thousand children there.  Most of it comes in the form of paint in old homes. The mayor says there are several things the city can do to reduce the amount of lead exposure.  Brown claims "the plan ...

Pennsylvania Representative Kathy Rapp is fighting to stop a new DEP provision that would implement uniform standards on independent oil and gas producers throughout the commonwealth

05.04.16 | Bob Price

Rapp says a "one-size-fits-all" drilling regulations are a death sentence to the energy industry.  She claims independent drillers have been safely operating in Pennsylvania for more than 150 years.    

Former New York state Senator Tom Libous died last night after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer

05.04.16 | Bob Price

The influential Binghamton state lawmaker once served as the 2nd highest ranking Republican in New York before being convicted of public corruption. His friend and colleague George Winner of Elmira says scandals aside, Libous was a dedicated ...

53 Year-old Salamanca, NY native Harold Nichols was one of two missionaries beaten to death over the weekend in Jamaica

05.03.16 | Bob Price

The killers ambushed the two as they were checking on the status of a home they had built for the poor.          Nichols had been a missionary to Jamaica for more than a decade.  His sister, Shirley ...

The speed limit is going up to 70 mph on nearly a thousand miles of highway in Pennsylvania

05.03.16 | Bob Price

Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards claims PennDot crews will install new signs this week. Roadways getting the new 70 mph designation include sections of Interstates 79, 80, 99, 380 and U.S. Route 15.

A scandal is brewing in Governor Cuomo's office

05.03.16 | Bob Price

A top aid to the chief executive is accused of pocketing money illegally from companies awarded state contracts in the city of Buffalo.Investigative journalist Jim Heany insists Governor Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" program is the epitome of political ...

It's sentencing day for Sheldon Silver

05.03.16 | Bob Price

The former New York State Assembly Speaker faces 14 years in prison for accepting bribes.   Silver was convicted last November of taking $5 million in kickbacks. Next week, former New York State Senate Leader Dean Skelos will sentenced for ...

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