List by Author: Bob Price

Pennsylvania politicians elected new leaders for the 2017 legislative session

01.04.17 | Bob Price

Republican Representative Mike Turzai was re-elected to a second term as House speaker.  He says, "we're going to reach across the aisle and get things accomplished."202 legislators were sworn-in yesterday.   Republicans have their ...

As Cuomo pitches a plan for "free" college, a new report finds student loan debt continues to crush college kids

01.04.17 | Bob Price

Sue Keating is president of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.  She says, "43 million borrowers owe $1.4 trillion in student loan debt." On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed making tuition "free of charge" at ...

It's "back to work" today, but not "business as usual" for NY state lawmakers

01.04.17 | Bob Price

Traditionally, the first day of the legislative session in Albany starts with the governor's State of the State address. This year, there won't be one.  The governor has opted instead to deliver a series of six regional State of the State ...

200 investigators in NY are being assigned to spread the word about the new minimum wage increase

01.03.17 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo has put in place a task force that will insure earners are earning their minimum wage hike. In upstate New York, the minimum wage has gone up 70 cents to $9.70 an hour. That chunk of change is adding up. Corning restaurant ...

A great game that ended in heartache for the Nittany Lions

01.03.17 | Bob Price

A 46-yard field goal on the final play of the game gave the University of Southern California a dramatic 52-to-49 comeback win over Penn State in the Rose Bowl yesterday.   U.S.C. scored 17 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to rally for ...

The abortion rate in Pennsylvania is at an all-time low

01.02.17 | Bob Price

New statistics from the state health department show there were 300 fewer abortions in 2015 than 2014. In all, just under 32,000 abortions were performed in Pennsylvania last year.  That's the lowest number ever recorded in the ...

NY's govenor has advised minimum wage workers to call a new hotline if employers don't comply with the new law

01.02.17 | Bob Price

Minimum wage workers can now call the New York Labor Department at "1-888-4-NYSDOLl" to report any problems. The wage hike went into effect over the weekend. Upstate workers must now be paid $9.70 an hour, up from $9 an hour last ...

A NY congresswoman is pushing for legislation to protect children from drunk drivers

12.22.16 | Bob Price

She wants to withhold federal highway dollars from 40 states that aren't tough enough on DWI when children are in the car.Democrat Kathleen Rice of Long Island says only seven states, including New York, make drunk-driving a felony whenever a child ...

Pennsylvania's governor promises not to raise taxes to balance the budget next year

12.22.16 | Bob Price

Tom Wolf will instead propose a series of government reforms to make official Harrisburg operate more efficiently. Wolf releases his budget proposal in early February.

Another corruption scandal is brewing at the New York state capital

12.22.16 | Bob Price

This time the scandal involves the state's $179 billion pension fund. The portfolio manager of that fund is accused of steering $2 billion dollars to brokers in exchange for bribes. The accused was fired as the portfolio manager back in February ...

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