List by Month: 11-2013

Critical vote on PA transportation bill

11.15.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania House and Senate leaders are planning a critical vote next week to raise the nearly two-and-a-half billion dollars needed to fix roads and bridges and  bolster mass transit in the Commonwealth.  It's one of Governor ...

NY lawmaker wants to ban youth tackle football

11.15.13 | Bob Price

A state lawmaker who is pressing for a ban on youth tackle football - says he will change his playbook and seek an even stricter law.  Bronx democratic assemblyman Michael Benedetto has been blocked in his effort ...

Corbett defends shale gas industry

11.15.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett told an oil and gas industry conference yesterday that opponents of drilling are trying to downplay clear evidence that the shale gas boom is helping the states’ economy. Corbett says anywhere from ...

PA Capital rally for "In God We Trust" mandate

11.14.13 | Bob Price

Supporters of a bill to require public schools to post "In God We Trust" are pushing for passage of the proposal. The sponsor, Allegheny County Republican Rep. Rick Saccone, said at a rally in the Capitol on Wednesday that the bill would instruct ...

NY lawmakers grill education official over Common Core

11.14.13 | Bob Price

State senators ripped the new testing standards for students and teachers in New York at a hearing Wednesday, calling on the state Education Department to slow down the implementation of the controversial program. Lawmakers listened to a daylong ...

PA transportation funding bill in jeopardy

11.14.13 | Bob Price

After weeks of closed-door negotiations, Pennsylvania's legislative leaders agree on this much: If there is no vote by the middle of next week on a measure to provide billions of dollars in additional transportation funding, the bill is as good ...

County balking at NY casino for city

11.14.13 | Bob Price

A week after New York voters approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to authorize seven Las Vegas-style casinos, residents in one of the most lucrative potential locations continue to balk. Saratoga County officials canceled a vote today to support ...

Competition prompts call to study state gaming laws in PA

11.13.13 | Bob Price

New competition from surrounding states and sluggish revenue reports are prompting a Senate Republican leader to seek a formal study of the future viability of Pennsylvania casinos. President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati, R-25, Jefferson County, is ...

NY enrolls nearly 50,000 into health exchange, on par with entire federal site

11.13.13 | Bob Price

More than 48,000 New Yorkers have enrolled in the state’s health-care exchange and nearly 200,000 have finished the application process to get insurance through the system, the state Health Department announced Tuesday. That’s up from ...

Pa Auditor General : NEPA districts mismanaged millions

11.13.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Auditor General is reprimanding two school districts in Lackawanna County for mismanaging nearly $7.5 million in taxpayer dollars. Both Scranton and Carbondale Area school districts are being blamed for wasting taxpayer money on ...

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