List by Author: Bob Price

Two PA senators have introduced legislation calling for a state constitutional amendment

01.30.17 | Bob Price

They want to expand property tax exemptions for disabled veterans. Under the proposal, veterans with at least a 50% disability would be exempt from paying part of their property taxes, Currently,  vets must be 100% disabled to receive an...

Sunday was 'Random Acts of Kindness' Day in Binghamton, NY

01.30.17 | Bob Price

Kate McKan and her friends have been doing this every January 29th the past five years. It's to honor McKan's infant son, Mason, who died of SIDS in 2012.  She's says having something to look forward to helps in the healing...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf will today propose the consolidation of four state agencies into one department

01.30.17 | Bob Price

He wants the departments of human services, health, aging and drug and alcohol prevention to become one new state agency. The consolidation will result in major job cuts, but save the state money. The new unified agency would be called the...

Fewer high schools in NY are facing fiscal stress

01.27.17 | Bob Price

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says less than 10% of the 700 districts in the state are enduring budgetary problems. School leaders are concerned however, that a late-state-budget this year would impact their ability to develop spending plans to put...

PA's grim state budget forecast is getting gloomier

01.27.17 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled legislature are facing a potential shortfall of nearly $3 billion through next summer based on new projections today by the state legislature's Independent Fiscal Office. The projected deficit is...

A high profile murder trial continues in Bath, NY

01.26.17 | Bob Price

Judge Peter Bradstreet denied a defense request yesterday to have a mistrial declared in the case against former Elmira Jackals hockey player Thomas Clayton. Prosecutors say he hired an Elmira man to kill his wife Kelly in their Corning-area...

The mayor of PA's largest city is thumbing his nose at the president's plan to crack down on sanctuary cities

01.26.17 | Bob Price

Mayor Jim Kenney says Philadelphia will continue to be a sanctuary city despite threats of federal funds being pulled. Richard Santiago is an immigrant rights activist in Philly and thinks the crackdown will backfire.  He says "immigrants...

Syracuse has formed a special task force to deal with the city's record murder rate

01.26.17 | Bob Price

There were 30 homocides last year in Syracuse, the most of any year ever. The 10-member task force includes eight detectives, a sergeant and a lieutenant.

Pittsburgh International Airport is being honored as the top airport in the world

01.25.17 | Bob Price

Air Transport World magazine has named it this year's airport of the year. It marks the first time a U.S. airport has earned the top spot. Pittsburgh International serves 68 nonstop destinations. The airport just finished its busiest year since...

NY lawmakers are questioning the price tag of Cuomo's plan to make college tuition free for middle-income students

01.25.17 | Bob Price

The governor has put the cost at $163 million dollars, but many in Albany think Cuomo is low-balling the numbers. Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning Institute says New York's public university system is not able to accommodate the...

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