List by Author: Bob Price

Food Pantries expect more Business this Holiday Season

10.31.13 | Bob Price

Food pantries are anticipating more foot traffic as a reduction in food stamps looms. If you receive food stamps, you’ll see a reduction in benefits come November 1st. The benefit decrease is due to the expiration of the American ...

New Food Allergy Guidelines for Schools

10.31.13 | Bob Price

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing its first government guidelines on how to protect schoolchildren with food allergies. The voluntary guidelines call on schools to take such steps as restricting nuts, shellfish or other ...

Penn State will Name New President

10.30.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania State University is poised to name a new president, who will be charged with leading the state's flagship university through continued controversy in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.  The board of ...

Commissioner Quits NY Ethics Board

10.30.13 | Bob Price

Another commissioner has quit New York's new ethics board, which was formed to stamp out public corruption.  Law professor Ellen Yaroshefsky resigned her seat on the 14-member J-COPE panel after learning the joint commission on public ethics ...

Religious Schools Seek to Limit State Regulation in PA

10.30.13 | Bob Price

Advocates for religious schools want Pennsylvania lawmakers to bar the state from regulating programs and faculty members at church-run pre-schools and nursery schools. The House Education Committee conducted a hearing on the matter yesterday. The ...

Anti-Frackers Flock to Albany

10.30.13 | Bob Price

Groups opposed to fracking in New York are protesting today in Albany. A coalition of groups dedicated to keeping New York’s 5-year-old ban on fracking in place is demanding the state D-E-C withdraw plans for new liquefied natural gas ...

Don't touch the baby bump: Pennsylvania law protects pregnant women

10.29.13 | Bob Price

Since there have been pregnant ladies, there have been people who randomly come up and start touching their bellies without warning, as if they’re at a petting zoo. Some women grin and bear it, others get assertive. Now, Pennsylvania has ...

Cuomo announces "Sandy"-inspired reforms to help storm victims

10.29.13 | Bob Price

A year after Superstorm Sandy, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced new rules for responding to disasters that are meant to provide faster and better service for victims. The state has established an expedited claims process to get insurance money ...

Penn State settles Sandusky claims

10.29.13 | Bob Price

Penn State says it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The university made the announcement Monday. It says it has concluded negotiations that ...

Congressman Reed wants answers into Obamacare website problems

10.29.13 | Bob Price

New York Congressman Tom Reed sits on a Committee that will be grilling federal officials today about the problems plaguing the Obamacare website. The House Ways and Means committee is investigating why the federal government decided to launch the ...

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