List by Author�: Bob Price

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed says churches have the right to operate even in the COVID-19 era

05.28.20 | Bob Price

Under Governor Cuomo's reopening plan, houses of worship can't "fully function" until late June. Congressman Reed tells Family Life, "I don't know where it says in the Constitution you can go to a liquor store, but I do know where it says in the...

WNY church plans to hold Sun. service at half capacity despite restrictions

05.27.20 | Bob Price

Old Time Baptist Church leaders gathered with state politicians in Hamburg yesterday to call on Governor Cuomo to "open up" houses of worship. Republican state Assemblyman David DiPietro says he's seen crowding in grocery stores, yet some New...

A Christian watchdog in NY thinks Gov. Cuomo is being unfair to churches

05.22.20 | Bob Price

The governor announced earlier this week that churches could open this weekend, if they limit attendance to 10 people.   Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says Cuomo's daily press conferences show "at least 20...

Gov. Wolf blasts businesses and counties seeking to reopen early

05.12.20 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania governor says officials in "red phase" counties that are promising to reopen Friday are putting residents at risk. But, business owners insist after eight weeks of shut down it's time to be heard. Leaders of York, Lancaster...

Rep. Tom Reed and lab join forces to ramp up COVID-19 testing

05.08.20 | Bob Price

Congressman Tom Reed is teaming-up with Quest Diagnostics to meet the coronavirus testing requirement established by the governor in order for regions of the state to re-open. Quest Diagnostics is sending out enough COVID-19 test kits to meet...

NY state begins to "thaw out" from the coronavirus "cold" next weekend

05.07.20 | Bob Price

Erie County Executive Mark Polancarz doubts the statistics in his region, the Buffalo-area, will allow the "unpause" by May 15. Niagara County Chairwoman Rebecca Wydysh agrees that early June is probably a more realistic goal for the western...

Pennsylvania offers a throwback to FDR's CCC camps

05.07.20 | Bob Price

By proposing the creation of the Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps, Governor Wolf wants to create jobs by taking the newly-unemployed and putting them to work--testing for COVID-19. He claims nearly "one in six Pennsylvanians that are...

PA House speaker slams ED Sec. for suggesting schools may not open in fall

05.06.20 | Bob Price

House Speaker Mike Turzai insists legislators and public officials also need to be consulted by the Pennsylvania secretary of education The state's top elected Republican says education chief, Pedro Rivera, is causing "unnecessary anxiety" by...

Former NY chief calls for probe into Cuomo's handling of nursing homes

05.06.20 | Bob Price

George Pataki wants to see an independent federal investigation rather than a probe by the Cuomo team. The former governor’s petition comes after the Empire State reported 1,700 previously undisclosed nursing home deaths from...

NY beginsto aggressively inspect nursing homes

05.05.20 | Bob Price

Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein says she's been told inspectors aim to visit a different facility daily to test all residents and staff for COVID-19. Nursing homes have been hit hard by the infection with 75...

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