List by Author: Bob Price

The NY Assembly wants tuition help for the children of illegal immigrants

02.07.17 | Bob Price

The so-called Dream Act faces opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate. Debate this year comes as the governor proposes free SUNY tuition for all households earning less than $125,000 a year.

PA will soon accept permits to grow and dispense medical marijuana

02.07.17 | Bob Price

Across the state, proposed pot dispensaries are getting mixed reviews.   Bill Banta is a produce farmer in Exeter, PA and supports the medical marijuana industry.          But Sayre resident Jean ...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf takes the wraps off his budget today

02.07.17 | Bob Price

The unveiling is set for 11:30 this morning before a joint-session of the General Assembly. The governor will call for an across-the-board cut in government spending. Wolf will also propose the mergers of several state ...

Abuse of power allegations at a Pennsylvania prison

02.03.17 | Bob Price

Three more prison guards have been placed on paid leave amid criminal allegations at the Lackawanna County Prison. That brings the total number of guards accused in the sexual abuse of inmates to nine.

A radiologist in western NY is going to prison for writing hundreds of illegal opioid prescriptions

02.03.17 | Bob Price

Dr. Albert Cowie was sentenced by a federal judge in Buffalo Thursday. Prosecutors say he wrote more than 200 illegal prescriptions for Oxycodone, Percocet and Hydrocodone.  Most of it was to feed his own addiction.

NY's economic czar got a three-hour grilling from state lawmakers in Albany

02.02.17 | Bob Price

It happened yesterday over governor Cuomo's failed Startup NY program.           The governor wants to retool the program under a new name and Assemblyman Steve McClaughlin can't understand why.Empire ...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf takes the wraps off his budget address next Tuesday

02.02.17 | Bob Price

Political pundits say given the Republican majority in both the House and Senate, the Democratic governor has no chance but to hold the line on taxes.Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says Wolf "is not going to be calling for any ...

Republicans in the PA Senate are making another attempt to make the commonwealth a 'right to work' state

02.01.17 | Bob Price

The want to end the ability of public-sector labor unions to collect dues that go to fund liberal political causes. To become law, the matter must be approved by the state legislature and the voters in a statewide referendum.

Police across NY and PA are warning about a new bogus robo-call designed to rip you off

02.01.17 | Bob Price

If the caller asks "Can you hear me o.k.?" do not answer.  Just end the call. Authorities say the recording is being used for identity theft purposes.  If you say "yes" you could be in for a world of trouble.

Cornell University in Ithaca has just received the largest gift in school history

02.01.17 | Bob Price

SC Johnson Foundation has given a $150 million donation. The pharmaceutical giant's CEO, Fisk Johnson, is a graduate of the ivy league school.          The newly-named SC Johnson College of ...

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