List by Author: Bob Price

NY education chief hears from Common Core critics

10.25.13 | Bob Price

State Education Commissioner John King Jr. told an audience of parents and teachers yesterday that New York is not going to delay the new Common Core standards, but is open to making changes going forward. The new standards, have been adopted by ...

New form of “Stink Bug” about to Invade PA

10.24.13 | Bob Price

A form of stink bug that has already invaded the south is expected to begin appearing in Pennsylvania next year. According to Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the new insect is commonly referred to as kudzu bug. It feeds on ...

174,000 Signed Up so far for ObamaCare in NY

10.24.13 | Bob Price

New York's health insurance marketplace reported Wednesday having received 174,000 completed applications for new coverage starting next year, accounting for a large share of initial signups nationally under the Affordable Care Act. Nationwide, ...

PA’s 14 State-owned Universities may allow Guns on Campus

10.24.13 | Bob Price

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education is mulling over a policy that would allow students at the 14 state-owned universities to carry concealed firearms in certain places. Under the policy, firearms would not be ...

NY 8th Graders Making the Grade

10.24.13 | Bob Price

A new study shows that New York's eighth-graders are above average at math and science compared with their peers in the United States and around the globe. The findings released Thursday by the National Center for Education Statistics found that ...

President Obama Taps “Tech Czar” to Fix Health Care Website

10.23.13 | Bob Price

Jeffrey Zients, the man tapped to fix the Obamacare website, is the former acting director of the White House budget office, but he's better known for leading three business management companies. White House spokesman Jay Carney acknowledged that ...

Texas Dad : 91-0 Football Game is Bullying

10.23.13 | Bob Price

The victory for undefeated Aledo High School has forced an investigation after a parent from the opposing team filed a bullying complaint. Texas high school coach Tim Buchanan benched his starters after only 21 plays, kept to a conservative ground ...

IRS Paid More Than $110B in Improper Tax Credits

10.23.13 | Bob Price

More than one-fifth of Earned Income Tax Credits are paid to people who don’t qualify. A new IRS inspector general report shows $110 billion in tax credits were wrongly paid over the past decade The Earned Income Tax Credits are intended for ...

Marijuana Use Gaining Acceptance

10.23.13 | Bob Price

For the first time, a clear majority of Americans say they favor legalizing marijuana, as recreational and medical use of the drug gains acceptance across the nation, a poll released on Tuesday showed. The Gallup poll found that 58 percent of those ...

PA House OK's Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill

10.22.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's House of Representatives has given its final approval to a bill to create a statewide database for monitoring the use and abuse of prescription drugs.The bill was approved by a 191-to-7 vote Monday and sent to the Senate. The bill ...

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