List by Month: 3-2014

Heated New York State Budget Talks Continue

03.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Heated budget talks continue in New York State. A property tax freeze, medical marijuana, the Dream Act, campaign finance reform, and pre-k funding-- are all among the top budget issues still unsettled before the fiscal year starts April 1st. Talks ...

Buffalo Bills Jim Kelly Battles Cancer

03.24.14 | Bob Price

   The family of Buffalo Bills hall of fame quarterback Jim Kelly is opening up about his battle with cancer.  Kelly's wife Jill says her famous husbands' cancer has spread from beyond his jaw and has become more agressive.  ...

Gov Corbett Introduces New Protections for Assualt Victims

03.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is expected to sign a bill this week that would give victims of sexual violence the ability to ask a judge for a protective order that could bar perpetrators from calling, visiting, or contacting ...

PA Homewners Hit by Rising Flood Insurance

03.24.14 | Bob Price

 Thirty thousand homeowners and businesses in the Keystone state will see their flood insurance rates rise as the Federal Government tries to shore up the national flood insurance program. There are 57 Pennsylvania cities or towns where at ...

400% JUMPS: PA House hearing eyes variable electric rates

03.21.14 | Bob Price

Skyrocketing electric bills have been shocking consumers all across the region this winter, and now lawmakers are getting involved. "Everybody knows that there is a problem," said Pa. Rep. Bob Godshall, R-Montgomery Co. On Thursday,  the ...

Proposed law to bring down Meth-Makers in Elmira

03.21.14 | Bob Price

A proposed change in Elmira’s nuisance law could make it quicker to take action against properties that are involved in the manufacture of methamphetamines and other illegal conduct. “It does make it easier for enforcement,” City ...

Prosecutor: More Penn State officials knew for years about Sandusky abuse

03.21.14 | Bob Price

Seven months before Jerry Sandusky's arrest, investigators believed they were on the verge of a bigger bombshell: that top officials at Pennsylvania State University had for years protected a serial sex abuser who assaulted young boys on ...

Talks continue on $140 billion NY budget

03.21.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders continue to negotiate as the state budget deadline looms on April 1. Legislative leaders want to add another half billion dollars in spending to the budget, half of which would fund education. The ...

Pa. Senate OKs bill to help schools with snow days

03.20.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's public schools are closer to getting more flexibility in making up snow days after a vote in Harrisburg. The state Senate approved the bill unanimously Wednesday, sending it to the state House of Representatives. The sponsor, Sen. ...

Cuomo Sweetens plan for Property Tax Freeze

03.20.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is offering to provide property-tax rebates to homeowners in communities even if they don't raise taxes. Cuomo hinted at the change in his property-tax freeze proposal earlier this week. He said that the state, if approved by the ...

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