List by Author: Bob Price

Pa. Supreme Court upholds Gov. Wolf's death penalty moratorium

12.22.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday upheld Gov. Tom Wolf's constitutional authority to grant temporary reprieves to inmates on death row. The case involved Terrance Williams, convicted of beating a man to death with a tire iron in 1984. With ...

Gov. Cuomo seeking to pardon thousands who committed crimes as teens

12.22.15 | Bob Price

Governor Andrew Cuomo is seeking to pardon thousands of New Yorkers convicted of either misdemeanors or non-violent felonies as teenagers. Cuomo’s office says “approximately 10,000 people will be impacted” and that around ...

Wolf says he will veto stop gap measure

12.22.15 | Bob Price

Half way through the fiscal year and Pennsylvania does not have a budget. A Republican majority passed a stop gap measure, with a vote of 22-15, out of the House Appropriations Committee Monday. “This is not most desirable way to proceed ...

Schumer: Feds need plan to assess radicals on social media

12.21.15 | Bob Price

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says federal officials need a new plan to assess how would-be extremists use social media. The New York Democrat is expected to formally announce his support Sunday for the "Combat Terrorist Use of Social Media Act of ...

Wolf, Senate: No stopgap budget

12.21.15 | Bob Price

Legislative leaders huddled behind closed doors Sunday to determine how to resolve the state's budget crisis after a so-called framework agreement seemed to implode a day earlier. But after hours of negotiating, it seemed another contentious ...

Casino licenses announced today

12.21.15 | Bob Price

The State Gaming Commission is expected to grant licenses to three new casinos Monday, including the Lago Casino in Seneca County. However, those who oppose the casino say there's still hope. "This kind of caught us off guard," said James Dawley, ...

Rep. Hanna stepping down after term ends

12.21.15 | Bob Price

Maverick U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna, R- Barneveld, will retire when his term expires next year, according to published reports. The three-term legislator is expected to officially announce his decision on Monday at a 10 a.m. news conference at his ...

Cornell researchers: 4 reasons why you can't quit Facebook

12.18.15 | Bob Price

If you are finding it difficult to quit or "break up" with Facebook, researchers at Cornell University have found you are not alone. New research suggests four main reasons why the social media site is so difficult to let go. "There was one ...

Thomas Clayton pleads not guilty to murder charges

12.18.15 | Bob Price

Thomas Clayton, of Caton, pleaded not guilty Thursday to three murder charges against him, all but guaranteeing he will go to trial in connection with the death of his wife. At the same time, special prosecutor Chemung County District Attorney ...

Wolf: GOP budget ultimatum 'ridiculous'

12.18.15 | Bob Price

A day after House Republicans told Gov. Wolf he had 24 hours to recruit enough votes to pass a long-overdue state budget, their deadline came and went. And nothing happened. A spokesman for Wolf dismissed the deadline as "ridiculous." Speaker ...

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