List by Author: Bob Price

Another corruption scandal is brewing at the New York state capital

12.22.16 | Bob Price

This time the scandal involves the state's $179 billion pension fund. The portfolio manager of that fund is accused of steering $2 billion dollars to brokers in exchange for bribes. The accused was fired as the portfolio manager back in February ...

A PA inmate has asked the state's highest court to prevent him from having to spend the rest of his life on parole

12.21.16 | Bob Price

52 Year-old Richard Le Olds wants bail set for him and others like him--inmates convicted of taking part in homicides as juveniles without doing the actual killing. His request comes as courts across Pennsylvania re-sentence inmates sent away for ...

For the first time in a decade New York's population is down

12.21.16 | Bob Price

The head-counters at the Census Bureau say between 2015 and 2016 New York state's population fell by a little less than 2,000 people. Two years ago, Florida over-took New York as the third most populous state behind Texas and Cal...

The PA System of Higher Ed doled out $77 million in pay raises to 8,000 employees yesterday

12.21.16 | Bob Price

The move comes after the first faculty strike in the 34 year history of the university system.   The bulk of the money will go to the 5,100 faculty members at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned schools. A new three year contract was just ratified ...

One of PA's largest health-care providers is dismissing the use of opiods to control chronic pain

12.20.16 | Bob Price

Geisinger Health says opioid medication is ineffective and dangerous.  The prognosis comes as the commonwealth reels from an opiod overdose epidemic. The study was based on findings from 90,000 patients. It concludes that opioid therapy is ...

New york's new "zombie homes" law takes effect today

12.20.16 | Bob Price

The law requires banks to maintain abandoned and foreclosed homes and it fines them up to $500 a day, if they don't. Buffalo Assemblyman Mickey Kearns says foreclosed homes that fall into disrepair, invite crime and drag down property values.The ...

PA workers who process unemployment claims will apply for unemployment

12.20.16 | Bob Price

More than 500 employees at three Pennsylvania jobless centers are being laid off as the Keystone State tries to dig out from a massive financial hole. Governor Wolf has promised thousands of state positions that are currently unfilled will remain ...

NY lawmakers and Gov. Cuomo have not given up hope on holding a special session this month

12.20.16 | Bob Price

The legislative get-together in Albany could result in the first pay hike for politicians in 17 years.In exchange for a salary boost, the governor wants new ethics reform legislation and a new hate crimes bill.

NY is awarding nearly $27 million to support agriculture

12.19.16 | Bob Price

68 Farming-related projects in the state's ten regional economic zones will share the grant money. The funds will pay for dairy expansion operations, green-house projects and the promotion of farmers markets.

The cities of Buffalo and Syracuse held Shop with a Cop events

12.19.16 | Bob Price

Children of fallen police officers are given gift cards to buy Christmas presents for themselves or others.     "Shop with a Cop" is put on each Christmas season by the Badge of Honor Association. Spokesman Justin Collins says they ...

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