List by Author: Bob Price

New York state is warning health insurers not to discriminate against women dealing with maternal depression

07.12.16 | Bob Price

The state has issued new guidelines to insurance companies for them to not deny coverage, cancel plans, or change rates for women diagnosed with depression. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state has adopted a "zero tolerance" policy for insurers that...

New York's teachers unions have launched a concerted effort to get educators elected to local school boards

07.12.16 | Bob Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

It's not a new thing for teachers to be involved at school board meetings, but there's a dawning effort to serve on school boards. Teachers are stepping up where other community members may fear to tread. Educators can't assist a board in the...

The Pennsylvania Senate is set to vote today on pro-life legislation

07.12.16 | Bob Price

The measure would ban abortions after 20 weeks and criminalize the dismemberment of babies in the womb. The bill, sponsored by Northern Tier Republican Kathy Rapp was "born out" of the abundance of scientific evidence that children in the womb...

You may need to re-up your direct deposit in New York

07.11.16 | Bob Price

A pending state regulation could force workers to renew their direct deposit agreements if they want their paycheck sent straight to their bank account. The state labor department is on the verge of adopting new rules requiring employers to be...

Lawyers for three former Penn State administrators accused of failing to report Jerry Sandusky's abuse of children have filed motions asking all charges be dropped

07.11.16 | Bob Price

Already, the Pennsylvania court system has thrown out most the egregious offenses faced by former president Graham Spanier, vice president Gary Schultz, and athletic director Tim Curley. Five years ago, all three were accused of conspiring to...

Pennsylvania has a budget or at least will at midnight tonight

07.11.16 | Bob Price

The governor has vowed to allow the $31-and-a-half billion spending plan to become law at the stroke of midnight, even though there's no plan in place on how to pay for it.            ...

New York state spends more on public education than any other state in the country

07.11.16 | Bob Price

A large chunk of that spending goes to pay for teacher benefit and retirement packages. The Empire State spends more than $15-and-a-half billion a year on employee benefits.  That"s more than twice the national average.

Pennsylania's top fiscal watchdog says the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs needs to do a better job of meeting the needs of the nation's war heros

07.08.16 | Bob Price

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says waiting lists for vets to receive care are too long and too cumbersome at the state's six veteran facilities.  DePasquale says there is no protocol in place for tracking complaints at V.A. facilities in...

Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden will campaign together in Scranton today

07.08.16 | Bob Price

The two Democrats both have family roots in the electric city and will speak at a noon-time rally at the Riverfront Sports Complex. Voters have mixed reaction to the high profile visit.Pundits say the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald...

A moderate drought is now in place for nearly all of western New York and the Finger Lakes region

07.08.16 | Bob Price

The dry spell will be parched some by rain this weekend but climatologists say it won't be the kind of soaking rain needed to alleviate the drought, which is the worst in New York since the year 2000.

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