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Urgent Action Needed to Address PA's Roads and Bridges

09.20.13 | Bob Price

Pointing to the 1,100 in-state bridges now weight-restricted as a warning for the future, a frustrated Barry Schoch, the state's secretary of transportation, has urged legislators to quickly pass a transportation bill that would raise billions for ...

Critics say "CorbettCare" will Lead to More Welfare, Higher Taxes

09.19.13 | Bob Price

Republican Governor Tom Corbett came out with his “Healthy Pennsylvania” initiative this week, a proposal that gives the federal government a laundry list of Medicaid reforms he would like to implement in the state. Corbett wants to use ...

NY Homeowners Must Reapply for S-T-A-R Tax Rebates

09.19.13 | Bob Price

Some New York State residents who get STAR tax rebates need to reapply before the end of the year, or lose that tax break. This affects 2.6 million basic STAR recipients in New York State. The need for renewal does not affect seniors, or enhanced ...

New Grading System in PA

09.19.13 | Bob Price

Education officials unveiled a new grading system for Pennsylvania's public schools on Wednesday that they described as a tool for parents, administrators and the public to monitor and improve student achievement. School Performance Profiles will ...

Understanding the Health Care Exchanges

09.19.13 | Bob Price

As part of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance exchanges were mandated for people without insurance. Think of the insurance exchange as a supermarket. Just as there are multiple brands of peanut butter and jelly, this new health market will ...

New York's "Teacher of the Year"

09.18.13 | Bob Price

A Niagara County special education teacher praised for her collaboration with parents has been named New York's 2014 Teacher of the Year. Ashli Dreher, who teaches students with developmental and intellectual disabilities at Lewiston-Porter Senior ...

"Twin Sister" Conflict with PA Attorney General

09.18.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's top deputy says he's confident the promotion of Kane's twin sister can withstand scrutiny by the state Ethics Commission. The state's First Deputy Attorney General says the promotion of Ellen Granahan ...

New Hospital Requirements in NY

09.18.13 | Bob Price

New York is requiring anyone who might come in contact with patients at hospitals and other health care facilities to get a vaccine or wear masks during the upcoming flu season. It's an ambitious effort to control the flu in the places it is known ...

PA Dems Want to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

09.18.13 | Bob Price

Some state Democratic lawmakers want to bar Pennsylvania mental-health providers from trying to change the sexual orientation of gay minors. Reps. Brian Sims of Philadelphia and Gerald Mullery of Luzerne County said Tuesday they plan to introduce a ...

Corbett Unveils Medicaid Overhaul

09.17.13 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Corbett is proposing  major changes to the Medicaid system, which he says is growing at a  rate that can't be sustained.  He wants to use new federal money to buy  private insurance for half a million uninsured ...

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