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The Democratic National Chairman botched donor taxes

03.22.16 |

Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and mayor of Philadelphia, made a mistake that could cost some people lots of money. As chairman of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention, Rendell failed to obtain...

New York state regents elect Betty Rosa as chancellor

03.22.16 |

Elected member Betty Rosa was selected to lead the education organization through the next round of changes to the state's learning standards, testing program and teacher evaluations.Rosa, a former Bronx superintendent, has been a critic of...

Retired state trooper kills turnpike toll collector and guard in holdup

03.21.16 |

Former state trooper Clarence D. Briggs, a 26-year veteran with the state police from Newville, Cumberland County, attempted an armed robbery at the turnpike interchange that ended with him gunning down a turnpike employee and a turnpike...

A bruising budget battle is starting to take its toll on Pennsylvania Democrats

03.21.16 |

13 House Democrats have crossed the partisan divide and sided with Republicans in their attempt to over-ride Governor Wolf's budget veto. Just seven more are needed to end the 8 month stalemate. The standoff in Harrisburg has public schools...

The New York Thruway Authority could end up taking billions in state subsidies

03.21.16 |

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging state lawmakers to consider budget proposals to use $1 billion from settlements with financial institutions to help the authority pay for a budget-busting replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge and for toll tax...

New York State is considering a registry for refugees

03.21.16 |

The bill introduced by state Senator Terrance Murphy would require refugees to be registered, fingerprinted, and monitored for a year or until they achieve permanent resident status. Opponents say the proposal would treat refugees like...

NY Education Chief comments on State Tests

03.18.16 | Bob Price

NEW YORK EDUCATION COMMISSIONER MARY ELLEN ELIA HOPES CHANGES MADE TO THE COMMON-CORE ALLIGNED STATE TESTS WILL LEAD TO FEWER STUDENTS OPTING OUT OF THE EXAMS NEXT MONTH. ELIA SAYS THE TEST RESULTS ARE IMPORTANT TO GAUGE STUDENT SUCCESS AND...

Pa Friars surrender to Police

03.18.16 | Bob Price

THREE FRANCISCAN FRIARS FROM JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ...CHARGED WITH ALLOWING A PEDOPHILE TO HOLD A POSITION WHERE HE MOLESTED CHILDREN ..ARE SURRENDERING TO POLICE TODAY.THEY'RE CHARGED WITH CHILD ENDANGERMENT AND CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY. THE 3 WERE...

IRS phone scam

03.18.16 | Bob Price

THERE'S A PHONE SCAM YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ....AND THE CALLER CLAIMS TO BE FROM THE I-R-S. UNFORTUNATELY, MANY IN OUR LISTENING AREA HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO IT .... AND BEEN RIPPED OFF. IRS SPOKESWOMAN PATRICIA VARNAS SAYS IN MANY CASES, THE...

New York's Zika Virus Prevention Plan

03.18.16 | Bob Price

NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO HAS UNVEILED A SIX-POINT ACTION PLAN TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF THE ZIKA VIRUS WHEN MOSQUITO SEASON STARTS APRIL FIRST. THE PLAN INVOLVES THE DISTRIBUTION OF ONE-HUNDRED THOUSAND LARVICIDE TABLETS, THE DEPLOYMENT OF...

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