List by Author: Bob Price

School Merger Pros and Cons Discussed in Elmira Heights

11.13.15 | Bob Price

The Elmira Heights School District held its third and final community forum before an informal straw vote is held on a merger with the Horseheads School District.   Thursday night's meeting was held in the Community Room at Edison High ...

Gov. Tom Wolf: budget compromise 'moves Pennsylvania forward' with higher sales tax but lower property taxes

11.13.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday in Lancaster he's not getting everything he wants in a proposed budget deal, but Pennsylvanians will benefit from lower property taxes and an historic increase in school funding. Wolf, a first-term Democrat, said ...

High winds cause damage throughout WNY

11.13.15 | Bob Price

A high wind warning is currently in place for most of Western New York and it is causing damage in several areas in and around Buffalo. The high winds caused the water at LaSalle Park to be the same level as the ground and cause flooding. LaSalle ...

Repealing Pennsylvania ‘Blue Laws’

11.12.15 | Bob Price

There are laws several hundred years old on the books in Pennsylvania that are quite the head-scratchers. That's why lawmakers are working to repeal some of those laws, nicknamed "blue laws." "It's a very old law that dates back to people resting ...

'We are here, and we demand change' say IC protesters

11.12.15 | Bob Price

The chant: "Tom Rochon. No confidence" echoed across campus Wednesday, shouted by at least a thousand students who took part in a "Solidarity Walk Out" at Ithaca College. The demonstration was a response to ongoing concerns ...

Tax proposals in Wolf's Pa. budget remain contentious

11.12.15 | Bob Price

The complex budget package that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican legislative leaders are considering will be a tough sell in the General Assembly, legislators and analysts said Wednesday. It includes a higher sales tax, property tax cuts, ...

NY to give the critically ill faster access to medical pot

11.12.15 | Bob Price

New York will give patients with certain serious illnesses faster access to medical marijuana under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo while the state works out the details of its full medical cannabis program. The measure will ...

New York town's trove of WWII vets' records being digitized

11.11.15 | Bob Price

At the end of World War II, the state historian asked all municipalities to voluntarily compile records of local veterans who had served in it. In a town near Rochester, one longtime public official eagerly took on the task. Now, 70 years after ...

State Workers Will Get $15/Hr Minimum Wage

11.11.15 | Bob Price

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his administration is raising the minimum wage for state workers to $15 an hour. “I believe that if you work hard and work full time, you should not be condemned to live in poverty. Yet millions ...

Wolf, GOP leaders: Budget deal still on track

11.11.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Wolf and Republican legislative leaders scrambled Tuesday to fortify their tentative budget deal, hours after signs that the long-sought agreement may have been unraveling. Calling reporters to the governor's office for a late-afternoon ...

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