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PA insurance commissioner doubts Obama "fix it" plan

11.18.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s state insurance commissioner has his doubts that President Obama’s “fix it” plan for the Affordable Care Act will work.  Michael Consedine says he’s not sure if insurers will be able to save a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Penn State Lawsuit Could Change The Way Colleges Store Records

11.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Penn State alumnus is organizing a drive to fund legal efforts to get records pertaining to the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Ryan Bagwell, a 2002 graduate of the university, is calling his effort "the Penn State Sunshine ...

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 ...

Penn State tried to lure Condi Rice

11.11.13 | Bob Price

PSU apparently was hunting for some star power in its new president. A university-hired search firm tried to lure former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, but was turned down. Rice, who served under President George W. Bush and was the ...

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