List by Author: Bob Price

A PA politician wants to increase the states' minimum wage to $15-an-hour by 2023

01.25.17 | Bob Price

Dauphin County Democrat Patty Kim claims the working poor cannot survive on the current minimum wage.  She quoted a 2016 report from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition saying "a working in Pennsylvania working a minimum wage job would ...

PA prison guards held a rally in Harrisburg to protest the closure of two state prisons

01.24.17 | Bob Price

Representative Neal Goodman of Schuylkill County insists the loss of nearly 800 jobs would be devastating.  He says, "that's a body blow my district doesn't get up from." Corrections Secretary John Wetzel is objecting to senators’ ...

The NY Assembly has reintroduced a doctor assisted suicide bill

01.24.17 | Bob Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

The plan introduced in Albany would require two physicians to certify that a patient’s illness is terminal. Physicians could refuse to agree to the request for any reason.Last year the measure passed an Assembly committee but never made it to ...

Gov. Cuomo has signed a directive requiring insurance companies cover the cost of what he calls 'medically necessary' abortions

01.23.17 | Bob Price

Pro-lifers say it's a "not so veiled" attempt to lift the ban on late-term abortions. Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says the move is "an abortion expansion effort." The Cuomo mandate also covers most forms of birth ...

Pennsylvania has a real problem with it's 'Real ID' law

01.19.17 | Bob Price

The Keystone State is one of just six states that have yet to comply with federal standards to make driver's licenses more secure. State Senator Mike Folmer helped lead the push-back in Pennsylvania against those standards.  He says he's not ...

Governor Cuomo unveils a $152 million budget for New York state

01.18.17 | Bob Price

The spending blue-print promises tax cuts and free college but only if the rich may more.The governor also wants to extend the ride-hailing services, construct a 750-mile biking & hiking trail, and allow movie theaters to sell alcohol. Gov. ...

A human trafficking ring has been busted up in Pennsylvania

01.18.17 | Bob Price

Local, state and federal authorities were in on the sting operation at a hotel in Stroudsburg. 19 people were taken into custody. Detective Kim Lippincott with Pennsylvania State Police said, "These women are being forced into doing what they're ...

Depew, NY residents reject a referendum to dissolve the village

01.18.17 | Bob Price

The vote wasn't even close.Juliano Pecora led the preservation of Depew effort. He says, "Everybody's hard work paid off."Critics contend the tax rate in Depew was out of control and disillusionment was the only way to bring costs ...

If you're looking to get your Masters degree in business online-- look no further than PA

01.17.17 | Bob Price

Temple University's School of Business tops the "U.S. News and World Report" list of the best online MBA programs. Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh was second while Penn State came in 8th on the list this year. The rankings were ...

Gov. Wolf takes the wraps off his budget blueprint in just three weeks

01.17.17 | Bob Price

Tom Wolf is not expected to call for any new taxes to tackle a more than $2 billion dollar deficit.

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