List by Author: Bob Price

Panel to discuss New York governor's free tuition proposal

03.13.17 | Bob Price

A panel discussion will examine from several perspectives a proposal to make public college tuition-free for New Yorkers. The Empire Center and Manhattan Institute are co-hosting Monday's two-hour discussion of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's...

Upstate New York house freezes completely

03.13.17 | Bob Price

Owners of an upstate New York home now have a house to defrost thanks to freezing temperatures. WABC-TV reports (http://7ny.tv/2neFwYv ) that the Webster home is entirely incased in a thick layer of ice. The house sits on the banks of Lake...

PA's governor is considering casino expansion to bring in revenue for the state's coffers

03.08.17 | Bob Price

But some lawmakers warn that a gambling expansion bill could "cannibalize" existing forms of gambling in the commonwealth. The Wolf budget is banking on a quarter billion dollars in revenue from gambling this year without identifying a source...

A Pennsylvania politician is proposing a bill that makes it difficult to raise taxes

03.08.17 | Bob Price

Senator John DiSanto says Pennsylvania has the 15th-highest state and local tax burden of any state in the country. He thinks instead of raising taxes lawmakers should reform government and control spending. His bill would force lawmakers to...

'Raise the Age' legislation has become a stumbling block to NY state budget negotiations

03.08.17 | Bob Price

The deadline to reach a deal is just three weeks away.The Independent Democratic Conference says it won't vote on the budget until lawmakers agree to raise the age that teens can be tried as adults.But a lot of Republicans have a problem with...

Gov. Wolf proposes plan to “aggressively” keep jobs in Pennsylvania

03.06.17 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf wants to make sure Pennsylvania companies keep their jobs in the Commonwealth, and he plans on taking an aggressive approach holding them to their promises. Wolf, entering his third state budget cycle, said in a recent Twitter...

Health care providers headed to Albany to push 'safety net'

03.06.17 | Bob Price

Hundreds of health care providers are asking state authorities for increased support for community-based services to help uninsured patients. On Monday more than 900 community health care supporters will ask Albany lawmakers to preserve health...

Pa. bill: Students should learn how to spot fake news

03.06.17 | Bob Price

A state lawmaker says Pennsylvania’s schools should be teaching students how to spot fake news on social media. State Rep. Tim Briggs (D-Montgomery) introduced legislation this week that would require the Department of Education to...

Victims, Roman Catholic Church spar over NY sex abuse bill

03.06.17 | Bob Price

New York legislation to relax one of the nation's most restrictive statutes of limitations on child molestation victims continues to stall under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church and other opponents. The bill has circled the drain in...

NY education officials are seeking input from the public on new testing procedures for public schools

03.03.17 | Bob Price

The state education department has scheduled dozens of public meetings around the state.   Meanwhile, school districts are gearing up for another round of state tests later this month. More than one million 3rd thru 8th graders will take...

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