List by Author: Bob Price

Wolf, GOP leaders have a shot to make progress on state budget this week

08.17.15 | Bob Price

It's been said that the players on the stage that is Pennsylvania's state government can always strike a deal when they want to strike a deal. This week, we should find out a lot about who wants to make a deal to reach a state budget before the ...

Kane ouster could come suddenly

08.17.15 | Bob Price

State Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s ouster from office could come suddenly and with no advance public warning if the Supreme Court takes emergency action to suspend her law license. It’s not known whether the court or its arm, ...

Can Start-Up NY prove critics wrong?

08.17.15 | Bob Price

The criticism grew as quickly as the figures were released: the Start-Up NY program cost taxpayers $53 million in ads, and the program created 76 jobs. The initiative, heavily promoted in TV ads, creates tax-free zones for 10 years for businesses ...

New York's medical marijuana contracts shrouded in secrecy

08.17.15 | Bob Price

Peckham Industries, a politically active road construction company in White Plains, has hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in real estate and other assets connected to a company that received one of New York's coveted licenses ...

Worker Falls 70 Feet to Death

08.14.15 | Bob Price

A contractor working on a silo fell to his death today at a farm in Snyder County. Soon after it happened neighbors rushed to offer support and comfort to the family who owns the property near Middleburg. The Snyder County coroner says 32-year-old ...

AG report: 6,000 in region have gotten foreclosure aid

08.14.15 | Bob Price

More than 6,000 families in the region have gotten help from programs designed to aid homeowners facing foreclosure, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday during a news conference in Binghamton. Schneiderman discussed findings ...

Town says man can’t pay fine with 2,500 pennies

08.14.15 | Bob Price

A Midstate Pennsylvania borough is putting the brakes on a disgruntled handyman’s attempt at paying his $25 parking fine with 50 rolls of pennies. Chambersburg officials told Justin Greene his passive-aggressive payment of 2,500 pennies ...

Causes, potential consequences of testing opt-out movement

08.14.15 | Bob Price

New York is facing a growing rebellion against Common Core-aligned standardized tests. About 20 percent of the state's third- through eighth-graders refused to take the tests this spring, up from 5 percent a year earlier. As state education ...

Big inning keeps M-E alive in Little League tourney

08.13.15 | Bob Price

Maine-Endwell's savory summer of baseball continues, thanks largely to quality third-inning work logged despite retirement of its first two batters. Five M-E boys contributed two hits apiece to a 10-8 victory Wednesday over Capitol City (D.C.) in ...

A.G. Speaks About 'Porngate' Charges

08.13.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's attorney general publicly defended herself against the criminal charges against her Wednesday. Prosecutors claim Kathleen Kane leaked grand jury information to get back at political enemies then lied to cover it up. On Wednesday, ...

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