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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 ...

NY Landowners sue over fracking delay

11.13.13 | Bob Price

A pro-drilling group plans to sue Governor Cuomo over the hydro-fracking issue.  The Joint Landowners of New York claim the Governor has arbitrarily delayed a decision on hydraulic fracturing for no "valid, rational, or legally defensible ...

Veteran’s Day prayer banned in Pennsylvania

11.11.13 | Bob Price

U.S. Army veteran Gil Henry has been barred from saying a  prayer at a Veterans Day ceremony in Jim Thorpe.  The chaplain for a local VFW post says the Freedom from Religion Foundation filed suit and he will not be allowed ...

Common Core boycott

11.11.13 | Bob Price

A boycott of Common Core is in the works in New York State. Next Monday, Nov. 18, the start of American Education Week, Common Core’s opponents are asking parents to keep their kids home from school to protest the program.  The ...

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