List by Author: Bob Price

Authorities continue to keep a homeschooling mom from Buffalo and her children separated

02.13.17 | Bob Price

The Buffalo School District says Kiarre Harris's kids were taken away from her due to so-called educational neglect.Harris is only allowed to see her children two hours a week with a social worker present. The college-educated, single-mom says...

Anti-smoking advocates are encouraging NY lawmakers to increase funding for tobacco cessation programs

02.13.17 | Bob Price

They argue the money will help smokers quit and discourage young people from picking up the habit. The campaign for tobacco-free kids argues New York spends far less on tobacco control than is recommended by federal authorities. Smoking...

For the third straight year, PA'S governor is proposing an extraction tax on Marcellus shale gas production

02.13.17 | Bob Price

And for the third straight year, Republican leaders in the state legislature are balking at the suggestion.Northern Tier Representative Marty Causer says gas prices are depressed, drillers are antsy, and the last thing the state needs to do is...

A state lawmaker is the first Republican to challenge Democrat Bob Casey for the U.S. Senate next year

02.10.17 | Bob Price

Representative Rick Saccone will formally declare his candidacy later this month. The 59-year-old is a former Air Force officer and was first elected to the Pennsylvania State House in 2010. Saccone is one of the Pennsylvania's most...

It's on to the House for new pro-life legislation in Pennsylvania

02.09.17 | Bob Price

The state senate yesterday approved the bill that bans late-term and dismemberment. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the measure recognizes the reality that unborn children feel pain.The bill would ban abortions after 20...

School choice advocates held a rally yesterday at the NY state capital

02.08.17 | Bob Price

Emboldened by yesterday's confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the activists argued for more charter schools in the Empire State. Pennsylvania Congressman Glenn Thompson says DeVos will think "outside the...

PA Republican leaders are giving high marks to Democratic Gov. Wolf

02.08.17 | Bob Price

They like what they see in his budget which was unveiled yesterday in Harrisburg. House Speaker Mike Turzai says the budget plan displays a "reality check" and expects budget talks will move in a positive...

The NY Assembly wants tuition help for the children of illegal immigrants

02.07.17 | Bob Price

The so-called Dream Act faces opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate. Debate this year comes as the governor proposes free SUNY tuition for all households earning less than $125,000 a year.

PA will soon accept permits to grow and dispense medical marijuana

02.07.17 | Bob Price

Across the state, proposed pot dispensaries are getting mixed reviews.   Bill Banta is a produce farmer in Exeter, PA and supports the medical marijuana industry.          But Sayre resident Jean...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf takes the wraps off his budget today

02.07.17 | Bob Price

The unveiling is set for 11:30 this morning before a joint-session of the General Assembly. The governor will call for an across-the-board cut in government spending. Wolf will also propose the mergers of several state agencies.

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