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Glitches hit NY’s online insurance website

10.02.13 | Bob Price

Unexpectedly heavy first-day traffic strained the website New York set up for residents to shop for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, health officials said Tuesday as technicians worked on glitches that prevented some consumers from ...

PA House shoots down tax reform legislation

10.02.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday defeated an amendment that called for the phased elimination of school property taxes with higher state income and sales taxes. It was defeated 138 to 59.  The amendment, sponsored by Rep. ...

Toy Hall of Fame inductees

10.01.13 | Bob Price

The National Toy Hall of Fame has narrowed the nominees for its class of 2013. This year's finalists are: Bubbles, chess, the board game Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green Army men, the Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, the ...

Gov't shutdown may keep KKK out of Gettysburg

10.01.13 | Bob Price

We have found perhaps the only good thing that could come from a government shutdown dragging through the week: It would ruin the KKK's weekend plans. A Maryland-based Ku Klux Klan group has a permit to stage a rally at Gettysburg National Military ...

Political spin of referendum fools NY voters

10.01.13 | Bob Price

Unusually rosy wording of the referendum to legalize Las Vegas-type casinos appears to have loaded the dice for approval in New York, according to a poll released Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders facing a split electorate are ...

Gun-shaped lighters banned in NY

10.01.13 | Bob Price

Those novelty lighters at checkout counters that look like guns, cars, toys, tiny fire extinguishers and even SpongeBob SquarePants are being snuffed out in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law that prohibits the sale of the items ...

Western Pa bus driver fired for locking kid on bus

10.01.13 | Bob Price

A McKeesport area school bus driver has been terminated after unintentionally leaving a 5-year-old girl locked inside a bus for more than five hours on Thursday, according to officials.  Lucy Kelly put her daughter on a bus at 8:50 a.m. headed ...

The struggle to rightsize the PA General Assembly

09.30.13 | Bob Price

While Pennsylvania continues to have the largest “full-time” state legislature in the nation with 253 members, Ohio somehow manages with 132. West Virginia gets by with 134. Among larger states, California has only 120 members and Texas ...

Common Core and NY's private schools

09.30.13 | Bob Price

Private and parochial school kids had just as much trouble with New York's Common Core exams as the public school children did.  Statewide, just 35 percent of students in non-public schools who took the third- through eighth-grade English ...

PA student profiles postponed

09.30.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Education Department will postpone for a few days ...the release of its online school evaluation system.  The School Performance Profiles were scheduled to go public today.  Schools are graded on a 100-point scale on ...

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