List by Author: Bob Price

The mayor of PA's largest city is thumbing his nose at the president's plan to crack down on sanctuary cities

01.26.17 | Bob Price

Mayor Jim Kenney says Philadelphia will continue to be a sanctuary city despite threats of federal funds being pulled. Richard Santiago is an immigrant rights activist in Philly and thinks the crackdown will backfire.  He says "immigrants...

Syracuse has formed a special task force to deal with the city's record murder rate

01.26.17 | Bob Price

There were 30 homocides last year in Syracuse, the most of any year ever. The 10-member task force includes eight detectives, a sergeant and a lieutenant.

Pittsburgh International Airport is being honored as the top airport in the world

01.25.17 | Bob Price

Air Transport World magazine has named it this year's airport of the year. It marks the first time a U.S. airport has earned the top spot. Pittsburgh International serves 68 nonstop destinations. The airport just finished its busiest year since...

NY lawmakers are questioning the price tag of Cuomo's plan to make college tuition free for middle-income students

01.25.17 | Bob Price

The governor has put the cost at $163 million dollars, but many in Albany think Cuomo is low-balling the numbers. Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning Institute says New York's public university system is not able to accommodate the...

A PA politician wants to increase the states' minimum wage to $15-an-hour by 2023

01.25.17 | Bob Price

Dauphin County Democrat Patty Kim claims the working poor cannot survive on the current minimum wage.  She quoted a 2016 report from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition saying "a working in Pennsylvania working a minimum wage job would...

PA prison guards held a rally in Harrisburg to protest the closure of two state prisons

01.24.17 | Bob Price

Representative Neal Goodman of Schuylkill County insists the loss of nearly 800 jobs would be devastating.  He says, "that's a body blow my district doesn't get up from." Corrections Secretary John Wetzel is objecting to senators&rsquo...

The NY Assembly has reintroduced a doctor assisted suicide bill

01.24.17 | Bob Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

The plan introduced in Albany would require two physicians to certify that a patient’s illness is terminal. Physicians could refuse to agree to the request for any reason.Last year the measure passed an Assembly committee but never made it...

Gov. Cuomo has signed a directive requiring insurance companies cover the cost of what he calls 'medically necessary' abortions

01.23.17 | Bob Price

Pro-lifers say it's a "not so veiled" attempt to lift the ban on late-term abortions. Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says the move is "an abortion expansion effort." The Cuomo mandate also covers most forms of birth...

Pennsylvania has a real problem with it's 'Real ID' law

01.19.17 | Bob Price

The Keystone State is one of just six states that have yet to comply with federal standards to make driver's licenses more secure. State Senator Mike Folmer helped lead the push-back in Pennsylvania against those standards.  He says he's...

Governor Cuomo unveils a $152 million budget for New York state

01.18.17 | Bob Price

The spending blue-print promises tax cuts and free college but only if the rich may more.The governor also wants to extend the ride-hailing services, construct a 750-mile biking & hiking trail, and allow movie theaters to sell alcohol. Gov...

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