List by Author: Bob Price

Pennsylvania politicians return to Harrisburg to finish budget work

06.14.19 | Bob Price

The spending plan is due at the end of the month. Lawmakers could act to increase the minimum wage. First Lady Francis Wolf wishes they would. Wolf says 89% of people on minimum wage are adults and most of them are women. The first lady says...

Religious exemption eliminated in NY state

06.14.19 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo signed the controversial bill into law last night that repeals the exemption which allowed parents of children to cite their religious beliefs to opt a kid out of the vaccines required for school enrollment. Religious exemption...

Gov. Wolf plans to veto school choice legislation

06.13.19 | Bob Price

The measure that recently passed the GOP-controlled General Assembly doubles a tax credit for families to send their children to private schools in under-performing districts. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says needy...

Today NY Senate votes to end religious exemption for childhood vaccinations

06.13.19 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo says a nationwide measles outbreak demands action for public health. But, Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, thinks this move is a "huge" mistake because such a move would infringe on people's rights. New...

PA family raises awareness about suicide assistance websites

06.12.19 | Bob Price

The York County family is alarmed after their own daughter took her life with the aid of the online forum. This tragedy has spurred action in Harrisburg too. Representative Frank Ryan says assisted suicide is illegal in Pennsylvania, but says...

NY Senate plans to vote today to repeal ban on contractural surrogacy

06.11.19 | Bob Price

In contractual surrogacy, a woman is compensated for carrying a baby for its parents. Jason McGuire is with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says, "there is increasing movement to completely deny that there is a biological connection and...

Time is running out on the 2019 legislative session in NY

06.07.19 | Bob Price

Sanctity of human life issues have dominated this year's agenda in Albany. Christian watchdog Jason McGuire says ground was gained and lost on the pro-life front. Lawmakers will adjourn for summer in less than two weeks. McGuire says the...

Minimum wage will be the key sticking point in PA budget negotiations

06.07.19 | Bob Price

Governor Wolf wants to raise the wage to "15 dollars an hour" over five years. Critics wonder what that will do to summer employment opportunities for teens. Pennsylvania's minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour.  That's the lowest...

The debate in NY continues over driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

06.06.19 | Bob Price

Republicans in the state Senate are reiterating their opposition to a bill that would extend access to driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants living in the Empire State. Minority leader John Flanagan notes many of the immigrants are here...

Seattle Mariners draft HS pitcher from Horseheads, NY

06.05.19 | Bob Price

Mike Lemoncelli went in the 6th round of this week's MLB draft. He recently underwent "Tommy John" surgery to repair a torn ligament in his pitching arm. His dad and coach, Jeff Lemoncelli says the hard-throwing "righty" was in his hospital bed...

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