List by Author: Bob Price

NY Assembly votes for closing campaign finance loophole

05.13.15 | Bob Price

The New York Assembly voted Tuesday to close a campaign finance loophole for limited liability companies, which a Senate committee chairman has refused to consider. The bill would stop treating LLCs like individuals who can give up to $150,000 ...

At least 5 dead, 65 hospitalized in Amtrak train derailment

05.13.15 | Bob Price

At least five people are dead and dozens of others injured after an Amtrak train derailed and overturned in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.The accident has closed the nation's busiest rail corridor between New York and Washington as ...

Could Cuomo's Tax Break Bill Benefit Catholic Schools?

05.13.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing tax credits of up to $500 for low-income families who enroll their children in private schools. This could help Buffalo's Catholic schools says diocese education secretary Carol Kostyniak. "The implications are for ...

Mother Accused of Throwing Child from Bridge Now Charged With Homicide

05.12.15 | Bob Price

A mother was charged with homicide Monday after allegedly throwing her one-and-a-half year old off a bridge in Allentown. Authorities say Johnesha Perry, 19, of Allentown tossed her son into the Lehigh River and then jumped in on May 3. Both were ...

"Scary Lucy" will soon have a new home

05.12.15 | Bob Price

The so-called "Scary Lucy" statue in Celoron, New York will soon have a new home. The town announced that it is donating the statue, which went viral for its depiction of Lucille Ball, to the National Comedy Center in Jamestown. The center called ...

GOP pensions bill advances in Harrisburg

05.12.15 | Bob Price

Republicans are advancing a legislation designed to overhaul benefits in Pennsylvania’s major public pension systems, over the protests of Democrats who say they’ve not had a chance to even read it. The 410-page bill passed the Senate ...

New NY Senate leader Flanagan already faces tall order

05.12.15 | Bob Price

With a spate of corruption charges, convictions and two legislative leaders recently toppled by scandal, fixing Albany's political machinery would seem a key priority for John Flanagan, the new leader of the state's Senate. But with only six weeks ...

Oh, baby! Mom delivers 13-pound, 10-ounce baby at Pittsburgh hospital

05.11.15 | Bob Price

Talk about a big bundle of joy. An Ellwood City woman delivered a 13-pound, 10-ounce baby in West Penn Hospital, doctors with Allegheny Health Network said Friday. Isaac Michael Hall, who measured 25 1⁄2 inches, was born via a scheduled ...

N.Y.'s Schneiderman Proposes Free Birth-Control Access Law

05.11.15 | Bob Price

Insurers would be required to increase free access to contraceptives in New York under expanded coverage requirements proposed by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.  A bill set to be introduced in Albany Monday by Schneiderman would ...

Pennsylvania Senate expected to pass public employee pension overhaul

05.11.15 | Bob Price

A Senate vote this week on a bill to eliminate guaranteed pension benefits for state and school employees sets the stage for budget negotiations between Republicans controlling the legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat. Curbing pension ...

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