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Broome County launches online resource for natural gas drilling issue

01.28.14 | Bob Price

While the natural gas drilling debate continues in New York state, officials in Broome County have launched a website designed as a hub for resources related to the industry. The new site, www.broomenaturalgas.com, launched Tuesday after a year of ...

Labor unions pack Pa. Capitol over paycheck bill

01.28.14 | Bob Price

Labor unions packed the Pennsylvania Capitol for a raucous rally Tuesday as they widened their fight over legislation that aims to prevent the state, school districts and local governments from deducting union dues and political action ...

Pa. game commission asked to expand deer hunting

01.27.14 | Bob Price

Members of the Pennsylvania Game Commission are being urged to expand deer hunting opportunities in the commonwealth. Lancaster Newspapers reports that deer were the game species most talked about Sunday at the start of the commission's annual ...

Astorino says GOP, Conservatives will unite

01.27.14 | Bob Price

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said Monday he’s confident the Republican and Conservative parties will agree on a candidate to run for governor this year, even as former candidate Carl Paladino threatens a run of his own. Astorino ...

Reconsider voter ID ruling, Corbett asks court

01.27.14 | Bob Price

The Corbett administration Monday asked Commonwealth Court to reconsider its finding that the Pennsylvania voter ID law is unconstitutional. Judge Bernard McGinley earlier this month found the 2012 law violates the state constitution by imposing ...

Teachers Union Pulls Common Core Support

01.27.14 | Bob Price

New York's largest teachers union has withdrawn its support for the new Common Core learning standards until the state agrees to make what the union calls "major course corrections" to the way they were implemented.    The New York State ...

Conservative groups, unions battle over pay in Pa.

01.26.14 | Bob Price

The hottest political potato in Pennsylvania's Capitol this month is a bill that has drawn a network of conservative groups and labor unions into a clash over how tens of millions of dollars in dues payments are collected from hundreds of ...

Million dollar incomes rise in N.Y.

01.26.14 | Bob Price

They might not look like millionaires. They might not dress like millionaires. They might not smell like millionaires. Yet there they are, the stealthy wealthy, walking among us, and more often than you might realize, according to a Gannett Albany ...

Feds urge more talks on NY Medicaid application

01.26.14 | Bob Price

New York has revised its request for a $10 billion Medicaid adjustment, which would allow using that money in related health care programs, after federal officials concluded capital investment and some other programs are ineligible. The ...

Pa. budget debate likely to include gambling expansion

01.26.14 | Bob Price

With Pennsylvania's budget forecast gloomy, the legislature looks to be placing its bets on gambling. As budget discussions unfold over the next few months, it is widely expected that the GOP-controlled House and Senate, along with the Corbett ...

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