List by Author: Bob Price

NY lawmakers are reacting to the forced resignation of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara

03.14.17 | Bob Price

The Manhattan prosecutor helped bring down some of the most powerful politicians in the Empire State. Many in Albany say they're sad to see him go.Bharara helped expose criminal deal-making that led to the convictions of former Senate Leader Dean ...

NY's governor is calling out a local utility company for it's slow response to last week's wind-storm

03.13.17 | Bob Price

The governor is demanding an investigation into RG&E's response to the storm. But others in the Rochester-area think Cuomo is over-reacting.Nearly a week after the wind-storm, tens of thousands of RG&E customers still lack ...

Bharara Fired After Refusing to Resign

03.13.17 | Bob Price

The White House is facing backlash after Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked for the resignations of 46 U.S. Attorneys on Friday. The high-profile U.S. Attorney General Preet Bharara confirmed he was fired in a tweet late Saturday afternoon. A ...

Prepping For Tuesday’s Winter Storm

03.13.17 | Bob Price

The parking lot at the Shoprite in Mount Pocono was full, inside, the store was packed. Crowded deli counters, shopping carts filled up and long lines at the registers. People prepping for the Nor`Easter expected to hit our region early Tuesday. ...

Panel to discuss New York governor's free tuition proposal

03.13.17 | Bob Price

A panel discussion will examine from several perspectives a proposal to make public college tuition-free for New Yorkers. The Empire Center and Manhattan Institute are co-hosting Monday's two-hour discussion of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ...

Upstate New York house freezes completely

03.13.17 | Bob Price

Owners of an upstate New York home now have a house to defrost thanks to freezing temperatures. WABC-TV reports (http://7ny.tv/2neFwYv ) that the Webster home is entirely incased in a thick layer of ice. The house sits on the banks of Lake ...

PA's governor is considering casino expansion to bring in revenue for the state's coffers

03.08.17 | Bob Price

But some lawmakers warn that a gambling expansion bill could "cannibalize" existing forms of gambling in the commonwealth. The Wolf budget is banking on a quarter billion dollars in revenue from gambling this year without identifying a source for ...

A Pennsylvania politician is proposing a bill that makes it difficult to raise taxes

03.08.17 | Bob Price

Senator John DiSanto says Pennsylvania has the 15th-highest state and local tax burden of any state in the country. He thinks instead of raising taxes lawmakers should reform government and control spending. His bill would force lawmakers to get ...

'Raise the Age' legislation has become a stumbling block to NY state budget negotiations

03.08.17 | Bob Price

The deadline to reach a deal is just three weeks away.The Independent Democratic Conference says it won't vote on the budget until lawmakers agree to raise the age that teens can be tried as adults.But a lot of Republicans have a problem with ...

Gov. Wolf proposes plan to “aggressively” keep jobs in Pennsylvania

03.06.17 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf wants to make sure Pennsylvania companies keep their jobs in the Commonwealth, and he plans on taking an aggressive approach holding them to their promises. Wolf, entering his third state budget cycle, said in a recent Twitter ...

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