List by Author: Bob Price

Pennsylvania is being sued over physical fitness exam for State Troopers

07.30.14 | Bob Price

The federal government is suing Pennsylvania over physical fitness tests given its applicants for state trooper positions, saying it illegally discriminates against women. The Justice Department's lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in ...

NY commits $27 million to build wood heat industry

07.30.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a $27 million initiative to build the market for high-efficiency, low-emissions wood heating systems in the state. The program, launched Tuesday at Troy-based Evoworld, a maker of high-efficiency wood-pellet boilers, ...

Migrant children in Pennsylvania cause for public safety concern

07.30.14 | Bob Price

Nearly two dozen state legislators on Tuesday expressed concerns to Pennsylvania Congressional members about public safety over the hundreds of unaccompanied refugee children from Central America who have been given shelter - or are about to be - ...

Obama Care Could Cost Pennsylvania Hospitals

07.17.14 | Bob Price

Twenty five percent of the hospitals in Pennsylvania are being penalized for not meeting the requirements set forth by the Affordable Care Act, costing them a total of almost $20 million. That'll mean higher bills for patients starting in October. ...

New York National Guard readies for summer drills

07.14.14 | Bob Price

More than 2,000 soldiers from the New York National Guard are gearing up for annual summer training. The first deployment from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team gets under way this weekend and continues through mid-August. Troops are headed to ...

Former health secretary: Pa. failed to address fracking concerns

07.14.14 | Bob Price

Former state health secretary, Dr. Eli Avila, is telling the Associated Press he believes Pennsylvania has failed to address public concerns related to natural gas development. “The lack of any action speaks volumes,” ...

Maziarz Will Not Run For Re-Election

07.14.14 | Bob Price

The office of State Senator George Maziarz has released a statement, announcing he will not seek another term in Albany. The 61-year-old Maziarz has represented Western New York in the State Senate since 1995. Republican Gia Arnold and Democrat ...

Possible tornado in Schuyler County

07.14.14 | Bob Price

The National Weather Service will be inspecting damage in Schuyler County Monday to determine if the damage was indeed caused by a tornado.The roof was torn off a house and the bathroom on the second floor is completely exposed. Jamie Tobey of Rock ...

2 dead in crash on NYS Thruway

07.01.14 | Bob Price

New York State Police have confirmed that two people are dead after a multi-vehicle crash which occurred on the New York State Thruway Monday afternoon. At approximately 4:30 p.m., an eastbound passenger vehicle apparently crossed the median and ...

Conestoga Wood Specialties applauds Supreme Court Ruling

07.01.14 | Bob Price

The conservative Mennonite owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties in Pennsylvania reacted with applause and prayer Monday after the Supreme Court upheld their religious objection to covering emergency contraception. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court said ...

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