List by Author: Bob Price

NY has spent more than $350 million promoting tourism

01.09.18 | Bob Price

Those ads have been omnipresent ever since Governor Cuomo took office.  They tout New York's Open for Business campaign and the under performing Start up New York program. Good government groups question whether the $354 million price tag...

Judge overturns some convictions for one judge in PA's 'kids for cash' scandal

01.09.18 | Bob Price

Three of the convictions against 67-year old Mark Ciavarella have been tossed out. This means the corrupt judge could get a new trial for wrongfully sending hundreds of juveniles to prison for personal gain. Ciavarella is serving his sentence...

PA plans to roll out its controversial medical pot program soon

01.08.18 | Bob Price

The roll out comes as the nation's attorney general, Jeff Sessions roll backs an Obama-era hands-off approach to marijuana-friendly states. While Governor Tom Wolf is vowing to protect new medical marijuana patients, it's unclear how the...

NY may scrap its income tax in favor of a payroll tax

01.08.18 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo proposes the change in response to the trump tax cuts. It's a way for New York to outmaneuver the federal overhaul that limits deductions for state and local taxes. Republicans have criticized Cuomo's position, saying New York...

PA's top fiscal watchdog will audit the turnpike commission

01.05.18 | Bob Price

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is concerned that annual toll hikes will cause traffic to decline and generate less money for important construction projects. Turnpike tolls are set to increase by 6% starting Sunday, for the 10th year in a...

Groups in NY claim trials will spotlight the need for ethics reform in Albany

01.05.18 | Bob Price

Separate trials scheduled to start in each of the next six months will keep the corruption issue in the public eye. Among the six men facing trials are two former leaders of the state legislature: Democrat Sheldon Silver and Republican Dean...

New York is suing over the federal tax law

01.04.18 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo calls the historic tax overhaul an unconstitutional assault on New York. He vows the Empire State will sue over the Trump tax cuts. Republicans disagree with his assertions, saying most New Yorkers will see lower taxes under the...

NY'S Cuomo takes negative tone in State of State address

01.03.18 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo took on a "progressive" and sometimes "negative" tone while delivering his 8th State of the State speech today before a packed house at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. The governor talked about codifying New...

Patients in PA must choose medical marijuana or gun owership

01.03.18 | Bob Price

Anyone being treated with medical marijuana is forbidden from owning a gun in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State is rolling out it's medicinal cannabis program this year. But the sick will have to decide if taking the medicine is worth...

Pundits will be watching as Gov. Cuomo delivers his State of the State speech

12.22.17 | Bob Price

Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms thinks the address may be a precursor to the governor's expected presidential run. McGuire says he's noticed a concerted effort on the part of the governor to secure votes from...

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