List by Author: Bob Price

The low-income home energy assistance program, or 'LIHEAP,' is now open for business in PA

01.16.17 | Bob Price

Qualifying home-owners can apply for heating grants so they don't have to choose between turning up the thermostat or buying groceries.McKean County Representative Marty Causer says you can find out what the income eligibility guidelines are for...

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to help recent college graduates buy homes

01.16.17 | Bob Price, Jeremy Miller

His proposal would offer subsidized low-interest loans and down payment assistance to graduates who settle upstate.    The governor says the $5 million program would help young workers invest in their futures and encourage more highly...

Gov. Cuomo wants to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession

01.13.17 | Bob Price

 Cuomo says possessing pot does not pose a safety threat to the community at large. Democrats in Albany say prisons are overcrowded because of "policies that don"t make sense."  But local law enforcement officials are wary of the...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a plan to invest $25 million to improve rural health-care

01.13.17 | Bob Price

Wolf says the morbidity rate, suicide rate and drug addiction rate are all higher in rural areas than the big cities.   The governor says half of all the hospitals in Pennsylvania's rural communities are in danger of going under.

A flu outbreak has caused overcrowding at hospitals in NY and PA

01.13.17 | Bob Price

Dr. John Trainer, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center says this year's strain of flu is coinciding with a nasty stomach bug.Trainer says the best advice to stop the spread of flu is to stay home from work or...

The first witness takes the stand today at the murder-for-hire trial of former Elmira hockey player Thomas Clayton

01.13.17 | Bob Price

Prosecutors say the defendant took out a one million dollar life insurance policy on his wife, the year before he had her killed in their Corning-area home. The trial is expected to last four to six weeks in Steuben County.

PA Gov. Tom Wolf says 700,000 residents will lose their insurance if the A.C.A. is repealed

01.12.17 | Bob Price

He says under Obamacare, Pennsylvania's uninsurance rate has gone from 20% to 6%. Skeptics point out that a big reason for that is because under the A.C.A., if you don't get insurance, you have to pay a fine.

Gov. Cuomo wants unfettered production of industrial hemp in the Southern Tier

01.12.17 | Bob Price

Andrew Cuomo says the budding industry is the economic "shot in the arm" that struggling farmers have been waiting for.        Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball agrees.  He says it gives farmers and rural...

NY Senate majority leader John Flannigan may challenge Gov. Cuomo in 2018

01.12.17 | Bob Price

The Suffolk County lawmaker joins Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino as potential GOP contenders. Astorino lost to Cuomo in 2014; Paladino was defeated in 2010.

Cuomo is wrapping up his 'State of the State' road show with speeches today in Syracuse and Albany

01.11.17 | Bob Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

Among the proposals he's pitching is a plan to establish "recovery high schools" for young folks with drug addictions.Cuomo says his six-point plan would address prevention, treatment...and recovery. The drug-free recovery high school concept...

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