List by Author: Bob Price

NY Assembly proposes $1.8B boost in school aid

03.10.15 | Bob Price

New York's Democrat-controlled Assembly has proposed increasing aid to public schools by $1.8 billion to nearly $24 billion for the fiscal year that starts April 1. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says they're making a commitment to all the state's ...

Wolf's budget proposals could lead to an overhaul of the Pa. jail system

03.10.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections would take the opportunity to completely restructure and reorganize itself if Gov. Tom Wolf's budget plans pass the General Assembly, said Secretary John Wetzel. Wolf has proposed consolidating ...

Schumer urges action on concerns about power pole pesticide

03.10.15 | Bob Price

Elected officials and suburban New York residents called Monday for a federal environmental study on the use of the pesticide pentachlorophenol on wooden utility poles. "I've seen no reputable study that gives me any comfort about the safety of ...

NCAA Suspends SU coach Jim Boeheim 9 games; no further post season ban

03.09.15 | Bob Price

The NCAA has issued Syracuse Basketball coach Jim Boeheim a 9 game suspension for multiple infractions over 5 years. They will have to give up 3 scholarships per year over 4 years (12 in all). The basketball and football programs will be on ...

Study: Daylight Saving Time may lead to more car accidents

03.09.15 | Bob Price

An alarming new study says you need to be careful on the roads this time of year. According to a report by the University of British Columbia, the number of car accidents climbs 17 percent during the first week after the clocks spring ...

Shenandoah Declares ‘Disaster Emergency’

03.09.15 | Bob Price

Borough leaders declared a disaster emergency Friday because of the number of frozen water lines in the municipality. Municipal officials said because of the number of frozen water lines, the ‘small number of work crews’ and ...

Cuomo touts upstate tourism in Adirondack Winter Challenge

03.09.15 | Bob Price

After taking a ride on a snowmobile near Lake Placid, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced several initiatives Sunday to boost winter tourism in the Adirondacks and persuade Canadians to shop south of the border in New York state. A promotion called "Ski ...

Mercyhurst University police carrying guns after incidents

03.06.15 | Bob Price

Police at Mercyhurst University are now carrying guns in response to an uptick in gun violence in Erie and the suicide of a non-student who shot himself on campus. Mercyhurst police Chief Robert Kuhn tells the Erie Times-News (...

Local Boy Wins Regional Spelling Bee

03.06.15 | Bob Price

The Scripps Regional Spelling Bee has a new winner after Thursday night. Jairam Hartwar will be in Washington for the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, a year after his brother, Sriram won it. Sriram offered his brother and the other spellers ...

Drilling group says Wolf overestimates expected tax revenue

03.06.15 | Bob Price

Revenue from Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed natural gas extraction tax — slated to pay for millions in education funding — could fall far short of projections because his estimates are based on higher gas prices in other parts of the country, ...

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