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Toomey: CBO Findings On Obamacare "Devastating"

02.05.14 | Bob Price

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement about today's nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that says the President's health care law will reduce the number of full-time workers by about 2.5 ...

Corbett hopes to raise $75M through natural gas leases in state forests, parks

02.05.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett wants to end a three-year ban on new leases for natural gas drilling beneath state forests to be able to raise $75 million, a proposal in his budget on Tuesday that angers some critics who say it endangers sensitive ...

Corbett says he will sign legislation allowing cameras to be mounted on police officers' bodies

02.04.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to sign legislation that would allow Pittsburgh police to use its long-dormant $143,000 stockpile of small helmet- and lapel-mounted video cameras. The state House and Senate passed Senate Bill 57 last week, which ...

Grab the shovel: A foot of snow on the way

02.04.14 | Bob Price

Fire up the snow blower and be careful on the roads: a foot of snow is on the way. The National Weather Service at Greater Binghamton Airport is forecasting 10 to 14 inches of snow throughout the region, expected to start between 10 p.m. and ...

Corbett touts education funding in $29.4 billion state budget proposal to lawmakers

02.04.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday presented a $29.4 billion state budget to a joint session of the General Assembly, saying it does not raise taxes, invests more than $240 million more in block grants for public schools and boosts funding for special ...

Casey: 'Silver Alert' needed to protect seniors with dementia

02.03.14 | Bob Price

The Amber Alert system helps find missing children, and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey wants a similar safeguard for another vulnerable population: seniors. Mr. Casey, who sits on the Senate Special Committee on Aging, said the issue of seniors suffering ...

Film explores 'Kids for Cash' scandal in Pa.

02.03.14 | Bob Price

Charlie Balasavage, a baby-faced boy of 14, landed in juvenile detention after his parents bought him a stolen scooter. Hillary Transue was sent away over a MySpace parody of her vice principal. Justin Bodnar was locked up for mouthing off to a ...

State Republican Party chairman confident Corbett will win re-election

02.03.14 | Bob Price

President Obama's failed policies will be a “millstone around the neck” of Democratic candidates in the November election, and voters will re-elect Gov. Tom Corbett despite his low public approval ratings, state Republican Party ...

Two Dead from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Lycoming County

02.03.14 | Bob Price

Two people are dead after a case of carbon monoxide poisoning near Williamsport. The Lycoming County Coroner says Salina Johnson and Keith Payton, both 40 years old, were found dead Friday night in Hepburn Township. Coroner Charles Kiessling was ...

NRA-led Great American Outdoor Show opens Saturday at state Farm Show Complex

01.30.14 | Bob Price

The National Rifle Association's Great American Outdoor Show is set to run Feb. 1-9 at the state Farm Show Complex on Cameron Street. "We're incredibly excited about the whole thing," said Lars Dalseide, NRA media relations manager. For those of ...

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