List by Author: Bob Price

Final deals elusive as NY lawmakers aim for adjournment

06.17.16 | Bob Price

New York lawmakers lumbered toward adjournment Thursday, seeking to strike final deals on proposals to extend Mayor Bill de Blasio's control of New York City schools and rein in government corruption that would allow them to end the 2016 ...

New York regulators have approved a sizable rate hike for a couple of major utilities upstate

06.16.16 | Bob Price

RG&E and NYSEG customers will see their first increases in electricity and natural gas delivery charges since 2012, beginning this summer. On average, Rochester gas and electric customers will pay about a $150 more a year by 2018. NYSEG ...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has ordered Confederate flags on display in the capitol rotunda be brought down

06.16.16 | Bob Price

The State Historical Society says it was part of an exhibit representing different periods in American history from the days of the vikings 'til now They accuse the governor of waving the white flag of political correctness by removing the ...

New York lawmakers are burning the midnight oil in hopes of adjourning for the year either tonight or tomorrow

06.16.16 | Bob Price

Much unfinished work remains, including legislation designed to crack-down on public corruption. Lawmakers have already reached consensus on bills to combat heroin addiction, expand breast cancer screening and allow restaurants to sell alcohol ...

Tragedy at Letchworth State Park in western New York on two-fronts

06.13.16 | Bob Price

A beloved math teacher and volunteer at a hot-air balloon rally was tragically killed over the weekend in a freak accident. 34 Year-old Ryan Almeter was holding down the basket so people could come aboard when a wind gust blew the balloon 100 feet ...

A new law in Pennsylvania is helping police combat the proliferation of designer drugs which are taking lives in record numbers

06.13.16 | Bob Price

Tioga County Representative Matt Baker authored the bill in the general assembly.  He said, "129 people a day in America die of drug overdose deaths."Baker's bill, which was signed last week by Governor Wolf, enables police to make quicker ...

Clifton Springs, NY newspaper reporter Brian Heffron is about to find out what it means to be a missionary journalist

06.13.16 | Bob Price

He's trading his job in the states to become a mouthpiece for missionaries in Cape Town, South Africa.Heffron said missionaries are often so busy with their work that they have little time to regularly report back to supporting churches about what ...

New York lawmakers are nearing the end of their 2016 legislative session and it's looking likely that ethics reform will not be acted on this term

06.13.16 | Bob Price

A wave of public corruption has made Albany one of the nation's most crooked state capitals. The past 15 years, more than 30 lawmakers have left office in disgrace. Lawmakers plan to adjourn for summer Thursday or Friday to begin work on their ...

New York residents have until June 17th to petition the state for lower premiums on their health care plans

06.09.16 | Bob Price

On average, insurance companies next year are planning to hike premiums by a whopping 18%.Health care reform lobbyist Heidi Siegfried tells Family Life when you lobby the state for lower premiums often times, the state listens.Again, you have until ...

90 Year-old World War II Vet Ronald Gilroy received his high school diploma last night in Carbondale, Pennsylvania

06.09.16 | Bob Price

After the war, Gilroy moved back to Carbondale where he and his wife raised a family of seven. Many of those children and grand-children were on hand for last night's ceremony.Ronald Gilroy quit school at the age of 17 to join the army in ...

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