List by Author: Bob Price

Schumer, Cuomo: Feds should close gun-terror loophole

12.14.15 | Bob Price

Top New York officials demanded Sunday that the federal government share classified watch-list information on suspected terrorists so the state can block such people from buying guns legally. Sen. Charles Schumer and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that ...

Pennsylvania's state budget talks, at loooonnnnng last, enter home stretch

12.14.15 | Bob Price

The six-month Pennsylvania state budget impasse - after months of political gridlock - is showing significant signs of breaking up. That's probably going to mean a tax increase for Pennsylvanians. (Negotiators from all sides are expected to ...

New York to decide whether to revise state constitution

12.14.15 | Bob Price

Many New Yorkers have lost faith in a state government that's been embroiled in one corruption scandal after another. But instead of merely complaining, they'll soon have a chance to tear it all down and start over. Voters will be asked in 2017 ...

Senate moves toward removing Attorney General Kathleen Kane

12.11.15 | Bob Price

The Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution to move forward with a hearing that could lead to a vote next month on removing Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office. The resolution sets a Jan. 12 hearing for Kane to present her ...

Common Core Task Force Member Talks about Recommended Changes

12.11.15 | Bob Price

The Common Core Task Force assembled by Governor Andrew Cuomo issued its final report Thursday. The report calls for an overhaul of the Common Core system. Sam Radford is the president of a parent group in Buffalo. As a task force member, he ...

Pa. taxpayers will pay $4 billion+ to fund school pensions next year

12.11.15 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) has boosted its annual surcharge on state and local taxpayers to 30 cents on top of every $1 paid to teachers and other school employees in fiscal 2016, up from 26 cents this ...

Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, central NY win $500M prizes

12.11.15 | Bob Price

The Finger Lakes, the Southern Tier and central New York will each receive $500 million in state funds after winning an economic development competition Thursday that was dubbed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's answer to the "Hunger Games." The prize money ...

Skeletal remains found in Southern Tier forest

12.10.15 | Bob Price

Hunters found male skeletal remains in Boutwell Hill State Forest Wednesday at about 10:40 a.m., according to a statement released by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. The forest is located about midway between Cassadaga and Cherry ...

NY board upholds $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers

12.10.15 | Bob Price

A state oversight board on Wednesday upheld the decision by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration to gradually raise the hourly minimum wage for many fast-food workers to $15. The New York Industrial Board of Appeals rejected the National ...

Pennsylvania AG sues gas driller over ‘deceptive’ leases

12.10.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s attorney general is suing one of the nation’s largest producers of natural gas over claims it cheated thousands of landowners who signed drilling leases with the company. The lawsuit alleges that Oklahoma City-based ...

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