List by Author: Bob Price

N.Y. Education Officials Stand Behind Teacher Exam

03.14.14 | Bob Price

The state Education Department says it will support a new portfolio-style exam for prospective teachers, despite pleas from labor unions and some college faculty members to delay the requirement. Student teachers and United University Professions, ...

Hanger Exits PA Governor's Race

03.14.14 | Bob Price

John Hanger is dropping out of the Democratic nomination race for Pennsylvania governor. His political director, Roger Cohen, confirmed Thursday that Hanger will announce his exit from the race at a Capitol news conference. Hanger, who became the ...

Cuomo Says It's Time For Serious Budget Talks

03.14.14 | Bob Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says its time for real state budget discussions to begin. The new 2014-2015 fiscal year budget is due April first. Cuomo says the main budget issue is whether lawmakers have the will to attack waste and duplication of ...

Senator Gillibrand Pushes for Affordable Child Care

03.13.14 | Bob Price

New York State is ranked the second least-affordable state for full-time infant day care.Senator Gillibrand is pushing for legislation to make it affordable for working families. Typically in the Southern Tier parents spend eight thousand dollars ...

Blizzard warning canceled in Central and Western NY

03.13.14 | Bob Price

According to the National Weather Service in Buffalo, 15.5 inches of snow has fallen at the Greater Rochester International Airport, as of 11:20 p.m. National Weather Service forecaster Bob Hamilton emphasized, "The airport numbers are 'and ...

Gov. Corbett opposes plan to alter state university system

03.13.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Corbett appeared to be in full campaign mode during stops Wednesday in the Pittsburgh area. The Shaler Republican took swipes at his leading Democratic opponent and mugged for photos with rescued puppies. He described the $2.3 billion ...

Seneca Board of Supervisors endorses Wilmot casino

03.13.14 | Bob Price

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors has unanimously endorsed the proposed Wilmot Casino and Resort in Tyre, a Finger Lakes project that will compete with three Southern Tier bidders for a casino license. “The feedback we’ve received ...

Rally to Save Monterey Shock

03.12.14 | Bob Price

Supporters of the Monterey Shock incarceration camp protested in Albany yesterday. They were joined by hundreds of others at the State Capital for a rally to save four juvenile detention facilities.  Monterey Shock, near Watkins Glen, is ...

PA A-G promises to investigate price-gouging allegations

03.12.14 | Bob Price

After customers complained their electric companies were artificially inflating prices in some markets, Attorney general Kathleen Kane says she will investigate the accusations.  In some parts of Lackawanna County, electric ...

WNY Teen Suspended for wearing NRA T-Shirt

03.12.14 | Bob Price

A Sophomore at Grand Island High School in Western New York has been suspended for wearing a t-shirt bearing the NRA logo and guns.  Shane Kinney was ordered to report to the principal's office after he says a teacher spotted him wearing a ...

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