List by Author: Bob Price

Who runs New York’s Legislature?

11.29.15 | Bob Price

Most members of the New York state legislature have run only campaigns – not businesses, according to a Central New York Media Group analysis of the Assembly and Senate. Few of the 213 politicians – each in a unique position to help ...

Republicans eye veto override in Pennsylvania budget fight

11.25.15 | Bob Price

With the collapse of a fragile deal to end Pennsylvania's five-month budget stalemate, Senate Republicans said Tuesday night that they may pursue a vote to override Gov. Tom Wolf's September veto of a short-term spending bill. Negotiations hit yet ...

Gas industry investigation prompts legislators to take action

11.25.15 | Bob Price

Western Pennsylvania legislators are calling for changes in gas industry hiring practices in the wake of an Action News Investigation. Local gas industry jobs not always for locals Legislators say they were upset to learn 70 to 80 percent of the ...

Pastor among 8 indicted in fatal New York church beating

11.25.15 | Bob Price

The pastor of an insular New York church where a young man was beaten to death and his younger brother seriously injured was among seven people charged Tuesday with murder. Pastor Tiffanie Irwin's mother, Traci Irwin, also was charged in a ...

Travel Tips for the Airport's Busy Season

11.25.15 | Bob Price

If you're heading out to see family (or maybe running away from them) Wednesday, transportation officials are hoping you will follow a few tips help to keep things at the airport moving. "The terminal is going to be a lot busier than ...

Pa. House votes to delay graduation exams for 2 more years

11.24.15 | Bob Price

The state House is giving its approval to a plan to delay for two years a set of mandatory tests for Pennsylvania students before they can graduate high school. State representatives voted unanimously on Monday to implement the Keystone Exams in ...

Wolf: Budget deal in 'deep peril'

11.24.15 | Bob Price

Acknowledging that the plan to resolve the five-month budget impasse is in "deep peril," Gov. Wolf on Monday blamed Republican legislators for the potential collapse of a tentative agreement and urged a new effort to save the deal. At the same ...

Local Pastor Begins Week on the Street to Raise Awareness

11.24.15 | Bob Price

Starting Monday night, Reverend Eric Johns of the Buffalo Dream Center will spend five days with the homeless. It's the 17th year the pastor will spend nights out in the cold in an effort to draw attention to those in need over the holiday season. ...

Libous sentencing Tuesday but no jail time expected

11.24.15 | Bob Price

Former state Sen. Thomas Libous, who began the year as the Senate’s second-ranking member before he was convicted of a felony in July, is set to be sentenced Tuesday. But the 27-year senator isn't expected to end up in jail. Libous, 62, is ...

Pa. leads nation in young men's overdose deaths

11.23.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania leads the nation - New Jersey is fourth - in drug overdose deaths among young adult men, according to a new analysis, raising the local level of urgency about an epidemic that over the last decade has killed more than twice as many ...

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