List by Author: Bob Price

Upstate NY unemployment drops to 6.4 percent

01.28.14 | Bob Price

The unemployment rate for New York's 52-county upstate region fell to 6.4 percent in December, down from 8.4 percent a year earlier, according to state Labor Department figures released Tuesday. The 10-county downstate region including New York ...

Same-sex marriage ban strains region's Methodists churches

01.28.14 | Bob Price

Same-sex marriage — a divisive issue for many faiths — has the region’s United Methodist congregations facing strains in their churches. A former United Methodist pastor, who was defrocked late last year for officiating at a ...

Broome County launches online resource for natural gas drilling issue

01.28.14 | Bob Price

While the natural gas drilling debate continues in New York state, officials in Broome County have launched a website designed as a hub for resources related to the industry. The new site, www.broomenaturalgas.com, launched Tuesday after a year of ...

Labor unions pack Pa. Capitol over paycheck bill

01.28.14 | Bob Price

Labor unions packed the Pennsylvania Capitol for a raucous rally Tuesday as they widened their fight over legislation that aims to prevent the state, school districts and local governments from deducting union dues and political action ...

Pa. game commission asked to expand deer hunting

01.27.14 | Bob Price

Members of the Pennsylvania Game Commission are being urged to expand deer hunting opportunities in the commonwealth. Lancaster Newspapers reports that deer were the game species most talked about Sunday at the start of the commission's annual ...

Astorino says GOP, Conservatives will unite

01.27.14 | Bob Price

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said Monday he’s confident the Republican and Conservative parties will agree on a candidate to run for governor this year, even as former candidate Carl Paladino threatens a run of his own. Astorino ...

Reconsider voter ID ruling, Corbett asks court

01.27.14 | Bob Price

The Corbett administration Monday asked Commonwealth Court to reconsider its finding that the Pennsylvania voter ID law is unconstitutional. Judge Bernard McGinley earlier this month found the 2012 law violates the state constitution by imposing ...

Teachers Union Pulls Common Core Support

01.27.14 | Bob Price

New York's largest teachers union has withdrawn its support for the new Common Core learning standards until the state agrees to make what the union calls "major course corrections" to the way they were implemented.    The New York State ...

Conservative groups, unions battle over pay in Pa.

01.26.14 | Bob Price

The hottest political potato in Pennsylvania's Capitol this month is a bill that has drawn a network of conservative groups and labor unions into a clash over how tens of millions of dollars in dues payments are collected from hundreds of ...

Million dollar incomes rise in N.Y.

01.26.14 | Bob Price

They might not look like millionaires. They might not dress like millionaires. They might not smell like millionaires. Yet there they are, the stealthy wealthy, walking among us, and more often than you might realize, according to a Gannett Albany ...

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