List by Author: Bob Price

Transportation Bill Gaining Ground in PA

09.24.13 | Bob Price

A $2.5 billion proposal to raise taxes and fees to fund improvements to Pennsylvania's highways, bridges and mass transit systems may soon get a vote in the state House, two months after it stalled during lawmakers' budget negotiations. House ...

PA AG : Combine Spanier, Curley and Schultz Trials

09.23.13 | Bob Price

The PA Attorney General’s Office wants to proceed with one trial encompassing all the charges against the three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky. Chief Deputy Attorney General ...

3 Western New York Sisters Reunited after 73 years

09.23.13 | Bob Price

3 sisters have been reunited in Western New York some 73 years after their mother abandoned the older two and disappeared with the youngest sister. The Daily News of Batavia reports that the sisters - 80-year-old Joan Billings, 78-year-old Shirley ...

Liquor Privatization and the PA General Assembly

09.23.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania lawmakers return to work Monday after a nearly three-month break.  Liquor privatization will feature prominently on the "to do" list. The House took the historic step of passing a plan that would have moved the state out of the ...

Lawsuit Challenging Underpinning of NY Casino Deal

09.23.13 | Bob Price

With a vote coming soon on whether to expand casino gambling in New York, two small upstate towns are asking a court to throw out the rules that would govern the rollout and a related deal between the state and the Oneida Indians. The towns of ...

Chirp Changes : NY Study Finds PCBs Affect Birdsong

09.20.13 | Bob Price

A chickadee's two-note song and a song sparrow's trill can be subtly modified by low levels of PCBs, according to a study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE.The study compared the songs of birds from a stretch of the Hudson River ...

Support for Medical Marijuana Grows in Pennsylvania

09.20.13 | Bob Price

The medical marijuana debate is back at the State Capitol: Senate bill 770, known as the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, would legalize the drug for those with certain diseases and chronic pain. It's not the first time a bill like this has ...

Sunken Treasure in Lake Ontario

09.20.13 | Bob Price

Undersea explorers from Upstate New York say they've found the sunken wreck of a canadian schooner that sank in Lake Ontario during a sudden squall more than a century ago.  Jim Kennard, Roger Pawlowski and Roland Stevens say they found the ...

Urgent Action Needed to Address PA's Roads and Bridges

09.20.13 | Bob Price

Pointing to the 1,100 in-state bridges now weight-restricted as a warning for the future, a frustrated Barry Schoch, the state's secretary of transportation, has urged legislators to quickly pass a transportation bill that would raise billions for ...

Critics say "CorbettCare" will Lead to More Welfare, Higher Taxes

09.19.13 | Bob Price

Republican Governor Tom Corbett came out with his “Healthy Pennsylvania” initiative this week, a proposal that gives the federal government a laundry list of Medicaid reforms he would like to implement in the state. Corbett wants to use ...

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