List by Author: Bob Price

PA Transportation bill stalls

11.19.13 | Bob Price

The Republican-controlled House has defeated a nearly 2-and-a-half billion dollar transportation package to fix Pennsylvania's crumbling roads and bridges and bolster mass transit. Transportation funding is a top priority for Gov. ...

College-run high schools in Rochester ?

11.19.13 | Bob Price

A plan proposed by the superintendent of the Rochester New York School District would cede control of struggling city schools to area colleges. It’s never been done before in NY ....a college take-over of public high schools.  ...

PA medical marijuana bill moves forward

11.19.13 | Bob Price

A Medical Marijuana Bill is gaining steam in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 1182, or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act, would legalize the use of medical marijuana by patients, including children, as prescribed by attending physicians. ...

Libous wants to freeze psyche center closings

11.19.13 | Bob Price

New York State Senator Tom Libous has introduced legislation to suspend the planned closures of the Greater Binghamton Health Center, the Elmira Psychiatric Center and the Broome Developmental Center. The Freeze Unsafe Closures Now Act will be ...

PA's marriage law faces a trial next year

11.18.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's ban on homosexual marriage is fair game for a federal court challenge. A judge’s ruling week sets the stage for a landmark trial that could come early next year. U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III repudiated ...

Heating assistance grants available in NY

11.18.13 | Bob Price

New York home-owners can begin applying for heating assistance today. The state’s home energy assistance program provides up to 650 dollars for eligible households to help pay for heating costs during the winter season.  Last ...

PA insurance commissioner doubts Obama "fix it" plan

11.18.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s state insurance commissioner has his doubts that President Obama’s “fix it” plan for the Affordable Care Act will work.  Michael Consedine says he’s not sure if insurers will be able to save a ...

Small NY school district makes history

11.18.13 | Bob Price

A tiny school district in New York’s Southern Tier has made history with both it’s girls and boys soccer teams winning the state tournament over the weekend.  The population of Jasper and Troupsburg combined is just ...

NY teachers unions want testing ban for youngsters

11.15.13 | Bob Price

New York State Teachers' unions are calling for a ban on standardized tests for students in pre-k through second grade. The angst comes as testing becomes more commonplace under the common core learning standards.  Now, the unions have started ...

Critical vote on PA transportation bill

11.15.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania House and Senate leaders are planning a critical vote next week to raise the nearly two-and-a-half billion dollars needed to fix roads and bridges and  bolster mass transit in the Commonwealth.  It's one of Governor ...

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