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It's on to the House for new pro-life legislation in Pennsylvania

02.09.17 | Bob Price

The state senate yesterday approved the bill that bans late-term and dismemberment. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the measure recognizes the reality that unborn children feel pain.The bill would ban abortions after 20...

Gov. Cuomo is taking his idea to make college tuition-free directly to college students

02.08.17 | Jeremy Miller

The governor launched the campaign to build support for the Excelsior Scholarship proposal telling students at Buffalo State College that about 80% of families would qualify.        The estimated $163 million...

Interpreting and translating is the fastest-growing profession in Pennsylvania

02.08.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

According to a new study by the California-based career site Zippia, jobs as interpreters or translators are expected to grow by nearly 35% in coming years. The study looked at stats from the Department of Labor  and the Bureau of Labor...

School choice advocates held a rally yesterday at the NY state capital

02.08.17 | Bob Price

Emboldened by yesterday's confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the activists argued for more charter schools in the Empire State. Pennsylvania Congressman Glenn Thompson says DeVos will think "outside the...

PA Republican leaders are giving high marks to Democratic Gov. Wolf

02.08.17 | Bob Price

They like what they see in his budget which was unveiled yesterday in Harrisburg. House Speaker Mike Turzai says the budget plan displays a "reality check" and expects budget talks will move in a positive...

PA's education department wants help in providing meals to low-income kids this summer

02.07.17 | Terry Diener

Last year during the summer, 295 organizations participated, providing nutritious meals to children at over 2,600 locations throughout the state.  But Education officials say more organizations and meal sites are needed throughout...

The NY Assembly wants tuition help for the children of illegal immigrants

02.07.17 | Bob Price

The so-called Dream Act faces opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate. Debate this year comes as the governor proposes free SUNY tuition for all households earning less than $125,000 a year.

PA will soon accept permits to grow and dispense medical marijuana

02.07.17 | Bob Price

Across the state, proposed pot dispensaries are getting mixed reviews.   Bill Banta is a produce farmer in Exeter, PA and supports the medical marijuana industry.          But Sayre resident Jean...

NY's elected leaders are taking steps to prevent the financial abuse of the elderly

02.07.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

With support from Rep. Claudia Tenney, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled the Senior Financial Empowerment Act in Utica. The new legislation would standardize how elder financial abuse is reported between local, state and federal...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf takes the wraps off his budget today

02.07.17 | Bob Price

The unveiling is set for 11:30 this morning before a joint-session of the General Assembly. The governor will call for an across-the-board cut in government spending. Wolf will also propose the mergers of several state agencies.

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