List by Author: Bob Price

Five years in prison was the sentence handed down yesterday to New York's former Senate majority leader

05.13.16 | Bob Price

Dean Skelos was the highest ranking Republican in the state before he mis-used his office for personal gain. Blaire Horner with the New York Public Interest Research Group said, "the days of using your public office for private gain should be ...

A "Divide New York" rally happens this Saturday in Albion, Orleans County

05.12.16 | Bob Price

Activists want to split the upstate from the downstate, arguing the state legislature in Albany is too dominated by New York City interests.The "Divide New York" caucus tells WGRZ-TV they want to create two autonomous regions, not two separate ...

It's sentencing day for Dean Skelos, the former Senate majority leader of New York

05.12.16 | Bob Price

The 68 year-old Long Island Republican faces up to 15 years behind bars for public corruption. Just two weeks ago, ex-Assemby Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to a dozen years in prison for taking bribes.

26 Names are being added to the New York State Police Officers Memorial in Albany

05.11.16 | Bob Price

Four of them died in the line of duty last year: two New York City detectives, a state trooper and an Orange County police officer. Most of the other 24 names are officers who died from illnesses linked to their work at ground zero after the ...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says if the investigation into the "Buffalo Billion" scandal implicates a former top aide, he'll be "the first to throw the book at him."

05.11.16 | Bob Price

Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms remarked that others have said Percoco is "closer to the Governor than Sandra Lee--his live-in girlfriend."  McGuire says, "we may yet see more problems coming to the second floor ...

A powerful Pennsylvania politician has been charged with bribery

05.11.16 | Bob Price

47 year-old state Senator Larry Farnese of Philadelphia is accused  of illegally trying to sway an election for Democrats in his home city. He's facing fraud and conspiracy charges. The public corruption case comes on the heels of another ...

A central New York man who lost his entire family to a house fire seven years ago is stepping up to help out in the aftermath of a fatal fire last week in Syracuse

05.10.16 | Bob Price

Joey Pottenburgh is turning his pain into action. He's raising funds to pay for the funerals of the six people who died last Friday morning in the Martin Street fire. The Clay, NY man insists, "the last thing anybody should have to worry about is ...

A struggling northeastern Pennsylvania shopping mall will soon be the home of a new college

05.10.16 | Bob Price

Luzerne County Community College will open a satelitte campus at the Steamtown Mall in Scranton. The college will be located on the second floor of the former Bon-Ton store.  

For the ninth straight year, the New York Assembly has passed the Gender Expression Non-discrimination Act

05.10.16 | Bob Price

Gay-rights groups argue the measure is necessary to protect the LGBT community. But critics say GENDA undermines privacy rights in the bathroom.   It would allow the transgendered to use the bathrooms of the opposite sex. A similar ...

Legislation in the works in Pennsylvania is intended to keep the best teachers in the classroom, but faces a veto from Governor Wolf

05.10.16 | Bob Price

The Senate bill amends current law which states teachers with the least seniority are the first ones laid off regardless of their impact on students. This bill uses teacher performance to guide furlough decisions. It also prohibits a school ...

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