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Religious Schools Seek to Limit State Regulation in PA

10.30.13 | Bob Price

Advocates for religious schools want Pennsylvania lawmakers to bar the state from regulating programs and faculty members at church-run pre-schools and nursery schools. The House Education Committee conducted a hearing on the matter yesterday. The ...

Anti-Frackers Flock to Albany

10.30.13 | Bob Price

Groups opposed to fracking in New York are protesting today in Albany. A coalition of groups dedicated to keeping New York’s 5-year-old ban on fracking in place is demanding the state D-E-C withdraw plans for new liquefied natural gas ...

Don't touch the baby bump: Pennsylvania law protects pregnant women

10.29.13 | Bob Price

Since there have been pregnant ladies, there have been people who randomly come up and start touching their bellies without warning, as if they’re at a petting zoo. Some women grin and bear it, others get assertive. Now, Pennsylvania has ...

Cuomo announces "Sandy"-inspired reforms to help storm victims

10.29.13 | Bob Price

A year after Superstorm Sandy, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced new rules for responding to disasters that are meant to provide faster and better service for victims. The state has established an expedited claims process to get insurance money ...

Penn State settles Sandusky claims

10.29.13 | Bob Price

Penn State says it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The university made the announcement Monday. It says it has concluded negotiations that ...

Congressman Reed wants answers into Obamacare website problems

10.29.13 | Bob Price

New York Congressman Tom Reed sits on a Committee that will be grilling federal officials today about the problems plaguing the Obamacare website. The House Ways and Means committee is investigating why the federal government decided to launch the ...

NY A-G : release Attica sealed documents

10.28.13 | Bob Price

New York's attorney general has asked a state judge to release sealed documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison. Eric Schneiderman calls it an effort to reveal the full history of the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion and ...

Rep Metcalfe : AG has created "constitutional crisis"

10.28.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Representative Daryle Metcalfe says Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s refusal to enforce the states’ ban on same-sex marriage has created a “constitutional crisis” in the commonwealth. Metcalfe supports ...

O'Mara supports casino expansion

10.28.13 | Bob Price

New York State Senator Tom O’Mara is pushing for the referendum to expand casino gambling in New York State. Voters will decide the fate of Proposition 1 on election Day November 5th. O’Mara says approving the referendum will be a ...

Historic "gas leases" in Susquehanna County

10.28.13 | Bob Price

For the first time Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania has agreed to lease county-owned land to the natural gas industry. The county commissioners approved the lease with Cabot Oil and Gas to get at the gas underground near Montrose. ...

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