List by Author: Bob Price

Pennsylvania Senate OKs limits on union dues, PAC collection

10.15.15 | Bob Price

Legislation that would weaken the ability of public-sector labor unions to collect dues and political action committee contributions from members' paychecks narrowly passed the Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday, although it is opposed by Gov. Tom ...

Southern Tier casino proposal endorsed for struggling region

10.15.15 | Bob Price

The second time proved to be the charm for a racetrack casino in New York's Southern Tier when state gambling regulators on Wednesday endorsed its plans to expand into a full resort casino - a project that promises to bring new jobs and tourism to ...

“Hunger Games” competitors to make pitch in Albany

10.14.15 | Bob Price

The state’s 10 regional councils seeking about $750 million in state aid for hometown projects and battling for a piece of a $1.5 billion competitive fund will make their pitch to state officials next week. Seven of the 10 regional councils ...

Wolf says he won't cave on demand to fix state's deficit

10.14.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday he won't cave on his demand that lawmakers agree to measures to wipe out a long-term deficit that has plunged Pennsylvania's credit rating into the bottom ranks of states. The Democrat, in a regularly scheduled ...

Pennsylvania Senate eyes limit on union dues, PAC collection

10.14.15 | Bob Price

Republicans in the Pennsylvania state Senate are advancing legislation that would weaken the ability of public-sector labor unions to collect full dues and political action committee contributions from members' paychecks. The GOP-controlled ...

Decision expected on casino plan in NY's Southern Tier

10.14.15 | Bob Price

A state board is expected to decide Wednesday whether to allow a racetrack casino in New York's Southern Tier to expand into a full casino. Tioga Downs' application for a state casino license was initially denied last year by the Gaming Facility ...

Tentative Agreement Reached Between Scranton Teachers, District

10.13.15 | Bob Price

It appears a teachers strike in the Scranton School District could be coming to an end. The president of the Scranton Federation of Teachers told Newswatch 16 the union and the district reached a tentative agreement at a meeting Monday night. The ...

Widow Files Medical Malpractice Suit After Husband Dies Twice

10.13.15 | Bob Price

A Monroe County widow is suing two Buffalo-area hospitals. Tammy Cleveland says her husband, Michael, was still alive when an emergency room doctor declared him dead last year. Tammy says if the medical staff had listened to her, her husband might ...

Churchgoers run when man begins screaming, asks if they are Christians

10.13.15 | Bob Price

Families ran from a church in Scott Township when a man started screaming during Sunday services.The incident happened at Our Lady of Grace church. A woman who was inside told Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski about the scary moments. “He ...

NY supporters hope for Calif. 'aid-in-dying' boost

10.13.15 | Bob Price

Supporters of a law that would allow terminally ill patients to take medication to end their own lives are hoping California's recent action may provide a boost on the opposite coast. California Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed an "aid-in-dying" ...

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