List by Month: 6-2016

New York’s attorney general is making solar power information available to homeowners

06.28.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

 A new brochure released this week updates residents with the types of contracts and tips for choosing a solar company.  Solar purchases, solar leases, and power purchase agreements are also covered.Eric Schneiderman office recommends...

It's Congressional Primary Day in New York

06.28.16 | Bob Price

Several of the states' 27 congressional districts are hosting votes.One of the most closely watched contests is in central New York for the seat being vacated by retiring Republican Richard Hanna. His exit from power has set up a three-way GOP...

Pennsylvania's health secretary says parents of children suffering from epilepsy can seek permission starting next month to get medical marijuana from outside the commonwealth

06.27.16 | Bob Price

Back in April, Governor Wolf signed legislation legalizing medical marijuana. Full implementation of the law is not expected for another two years.

Pennsylvania politicians are hoping against hope to have a budget agreement in place by the end of the week

06.27.16 | Bob Price

The deadline to reach a deal is this coming Thursday.Matt Gabler is a Republican representative for the 75th Legislative District in Elk and Clearfield counties. He says the governor's promise not to raise taxes is  an encouraging sign that...

New York Governor Cuomo is taking a motorcycle ride today along-side music icon Billy Joel in a trip to raise awareness about breast cancer

06.27.16 | Bob Price

The ride starts this morning on Long Island and ends tonight in New Paltz where the governor will sign legislation to expand access to breast cancer screening.            Cuomo will be...

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched a voter hotline to help state residents who encounter problems on Congressional Primary Day, which is June 28th

06.27.16 | Bob Price

New York's 27 House seats one of its two Senate seats will be voted on. Not all counties in New York are hosting a contested congressional primary this year. To find out if yours is, contact your county board of elections.

Pennsylvania lawmakers will meet in special session on Monday to address the emerging public opiod overdose health crisis

06.24.16 | Bob Price

In the rural 10-county Northern Tier, there has been a more than 500% increase in hospitalizations for opiod overdoses since the year 2000.

A former postal worker from Caledonia, New York has been sentenced to 18 months probation for stealing gift cards and cash from the mail

06.24.16 | Bob Price

60 Year-old Sheila Fullmer was a mail clerk at a Rochester distribution center when law enforcement agents saw her rifling through the mail last fall. She was caught with about $600 in stolen gift cards and cash.

Pharmacies in New York are now allowed to collect and dispose of unwanted medications so people don't pollute waterways by flushing drugs down the toilet

06.24.16 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo signed legislation yesterday to facilitate the drug collection and safe disposal effort. All pharmacies in New York are now encouraged to become authorized collectors of unused, expired and unwanted drugs.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf must call a special election within 10 days to fill a congressional seat left vacant by the conviction of Democrat Chaka Fattah

06.24.16 | Bob Price

The 11 term representative resigned from Congress yesterday, two days after being found guilty in Philadelphia racketeering case.