List by Author: Bob Price

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 ...

NY lawmaker wants to ban youth tackle football

11.15.13 | Bob Price

A state lawmaker who is pressing for a ban on youth tackle football - says he will change his playbook and seek an even stricter law.  Bronx democratic assemblyman Michael Benedetto has been blocked in his effort ...

Corbett defends shale gas industry

11.15.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett told an oil and gas industry conference yesterday that opponents of drilling are trying to downplay clear evidence that the shale gas boom is helping the states’ economy. Corbett says anywhere from ...

PA Capital rally for "In God We Trust" mandate

11.14.13 | Bob Price

Supporters of a bill to require public schools to post "In God We Trust" are pushing for passage of the proposal. The sponsor, Allegheny County Republican Rep. Rick Saccone, said at a rally in the Capitol on Wednesday that the bill would instruct ...

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