List by Author: Bob Price

Conservative groups, unions battle over pay in Pa.

01.26.14 | Bob Price

The hottest political potato in Pennsylvania's Capitol this month is a bill that has drawn a network of conservative groups and labor unions into a clash over how tens of millions of dollars in dues payments are collected from hundreds of ...

Million dollar incomes rise in N.Y.

01.26.14 | Bob Price

They might not look like millionaires. They might not dress like millionaires. They might not smell like millionaires. Yet there they are, the stealthy wealthy, walking among us, and more often than you might realize, according to a Gannett Albany ...

Feds urge more talks on NY Medicaid application

01.26.14 | Bob Price

New York has revised its request for a $10 billion Medicaid adjustment, which would allow using that money in related health care programs, after federal officials concluded capital investment and some other programs are ineligible. The ...

Pa. budget debate likely to include gambling expansion

01.26.14 | Bob Price

With Pennsylvania's budget forecast gloomy, the legislature looks to be placing its bets on gambling. As budget discussions unfold over the next few months, it is widely expected that the GOP-controlled House and Senate, along with the Corbett ...

Fundraiser for Tyler Doohan's family exceeds $50K

01.24.14 | Bob Price

An online fundraising campaign online fundraising campaign that was set up to pay for the funeral of an 8-year-old boy who died Monday in a fire in Penfield has more than tripled its goal. As of 6 p.m. Thursday, the campaign on YouCaring.com ...

Corbett says he’d sign bill ending deduction of union dues

01.24.14 | Bob Price

Pa Governor Tom Corbett didn’t say much about so-called paycheck protection legislation, but what he said this week held plenty of weight. Pennsylvania’s Republican governor said that should the legislation barring the automatic ...

NY senators urge delay in Common Core rollout

01.24.14 | Bob Price

A dozen state senators urged New York's education commissioner on Thursday to delay the further rollout of the new Common Core learning standards, citing frustration and complaints by parents, teachers and administrators. They also threatened to ...

PA Nurses throw support behind medical marijuana bill

01.24.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association today became the first medical professional group to register support for legislation that would allow the use of medical marijuana. The group, representing more than 212,000 registered nurses in ...

Unions coalesce against ‘paycheck protection’ legislation

01.23.14 | Bob Price

Unions across Pennsylvania are fighting a proposal that would end the practice of automatically deducting dues from public workers’ paychecks. The plan squelches the voice of organized labor, the labor groups say. “This is as ...

Monterey Shock to Graduate Final Class Thursday

01.23.14 | Bob Price

On Thursday, the Monterey Shock Incarceration Facility in Schuyler County will graduate its final class of inmates. In July of last year, the Cuomo administration unveiled a plan to shutdown the facility due to downsizing and consolidation.There is ...

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