List by Author: Bill Price

Church Groups In Rochester Say Anti-Poverty Efforts Are Lacking

05.05.15 | Bill Price

Groups representing some of the city's predominantly black churches called Monday for stronger efforts to dismantle racial and economic inequalities in Rochester in the aftermath of the riots in Baltimore last week. In separate news conferences, ...

Pa. House Committee Votes To End Seniority-Based Teacher Layoffs

05.05.15 | Bill Price

The House Education Committee has voted to end teacher layoffs that are based strictly on seniority. House Bill 805 would require school districts to use teacher performance first when making furlough decisions. The performance ratings would be ...

Strong T-Storm Damages Homes & Trees in WNY

04.21.15 | Bill Price

A strong thunderstorm damaged homes and trees in East Pembroke in Genesee County. The storm came through late Monday afternoon and brought down trees, and damaged power lines along Indian Falls Road and Pratt Road. The National Weather Service ...

Penn State Alumni Trustees Ask Court For Access To Freeh Docs

04.21.15 | Bill Price

Seven alumni-elected members of Penn State’s board are asking a county judge for access to documents used by the team of former FBI director Louis Freeh that produced a report about how university leaders handled complaints about Jerry ...

NYC Issues Loom Large As NY Lawmakers Return To Albany

04.21.15 | Bill Price

New York City and its mayor have a lot riding on the last two months of the legislative session as lawmakers return to Albany to consider the extension of city rent regulations, mayoral control of schools and a minimum wage hike. The outcome could ...

State Lawmakers Cracking Down On Animal Cruelty in Pennsylvania

04.21.15 | Bill Price

Tethering dogs outdoors for long periods of time could result in animal cruelty charges under legislation introduced Monday by two Pennsylvania senators. Senate Bill 373 would make tethering a dog to a stationary object illegal unless the dog ...

NY Governor Pushes to Ban E-Cigs from Indoor Use

01.23.15 | Bill Price

Governor Andrew Cuomo would also prohibit e-cigarette marketing that targets kids. According to the governor's office, there is little quality control on the production of the devices or the nicotine liquids they use. Among the concerns is a ...

Cuomo Outlines Host of Proposals in State of State Address

01.22.15 | Bill Price

In his state of the state that doubled as a budget presentation, the governor laid out a sprawling list of priorities for 2015. The $142 billion budget includes tax cuts for small businesses and tax relief for homeowners. The governor wants changes ...

Proposed Changes to NY's Juvenile Prosecutions

01.20.15 | Bill Price

A juvenile justice panel recommends raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18, shifting non-violent offenses for those under 18 to Family Court, and keeping young people out of adult jails. Those recommendations are part ...

Cuomo Pushes for NY Lawmaker Raise

01.20.15 | Bill Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on a plan that may give lawmakers their first raise since 1999. On Monday, Cuomo recommended setting up a commission that would evaluate the salaries of lawmakers and statewide officials every 4 years. ...

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