List by Author: Bill Price

Lawmakers Call PA Gerrymandered: Say They’re Working On Reform

06.03.15 | Bill Price

The constitution says legislative districts are to be compact and contiguous and keep communities of interest intact. Apparently, Pennsylvania needs better artists when it comes to drawing boundaries for congressional and state legislative ...

Wolf’s Pick For Police Commissioner Goes Before Senate Panel

06.03.15 | Bill Price

Gov. Tom Wolf’s choice to lead the Pennsylvania State Police will go before skeptical Republican senators who, like the troopers’ union, have asked the Democratic governor to withdraw Col. Marcus Brown as his nominee. Brown’s ...

Assembly OKs Bill to Outlaw Transgender Discrimination

06.03.15 | Bill Price

The New York state Assembly has voted again to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, but the measure appears stalled in the state Senate. The Assembly endorsed the bill for the eighth year in a row on Tuesday. The measure would ...

Community Comes Together After Tragic Death of 3 Year-Old

06.03.15 | Bill Price

The City of Buffalo – in a way few cities can – came out Tuesday night in Delaware Park, to remember and honor the memory of 3-year-old Maksym Sugorovskiy who died Saturday, as he, his mother and 5-year-old sister were walking in the ...

Two Charged After SUNY Geneseo Death

05.05.15 | Bill Price

Two SUNY Geneseo college students have been charged in connection with the drug-related death of fellow student Alexander Davis. The Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office found that Davis, a 20-year-old a sophomore, died accidentally from a ...

Medical Cannabis Bill Sent To Pennsylvania Senate

05.05.15 | Bill Price

Legislation to legalize medical cannabis in Pennsylvania has cleared a third committee and could come up for a vote on the Senate floor as early as this week. The Senate Appropriations Committee reported out Senate Bill 3 by a vote of 21-4. The ...

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 ...

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