List by Month: 9-2017

Senator Gillibrand has announced her support for a single-payer government-run health care law

09.13.17 | Bob Price

It's legislation authored by Bernie Sanders, but until now has never had a co-sponsor. Gillibrand, one of the most liberal lawmakers in the Senate, is a leading candidate to challenge President Trump in 2020.

Feds say NY pays billions to health care providers who don't follow the medicaid rules

09.13.17 | Jeremy Miller

A report by the office of the inspector general found that many providers failed to document patient assessments or provide written care plans to elderly and disabled New Yorkers receiving at-home care. The report calculates the state may have...

A 4th grade teacher from Brockport named the 2018 NYS teacher of the year

09.13.17 | Bob Price

Christopher Albrecht has been an elementary school teacher for 20 years in the Rochester region. Albrecht is actively involved in his school's yearly spelling bee, serves on the school yearbook committee, and has coached high school baseball for...

A gun control group is lobbying against arming PA teachers in the classroom

09.13.17 | Bob Price

The legislation allows school workers with a conceal-carry permit to possess a weapon in the classroom if they meet training requirements and pass a psychological exam.

Fliers promoting white nationalism have been spotted in downtown Sunbury, PA

09.13.17 | Bob Price

Reporter Peggy Lee says the fliers contain content including "diversity means less white people," along with websites for the alt-right movement. Similar fliers were found posted in the city back in December.

PA's budding medical marijuana industry is running into some trouble

09.12.17 | Bob Price

An aspiring pot distributor is threatening a lawsuit that could shut down the entire program before it even launches. The Bethlehem-based grower is seeking an injunction against the state health department.  Keystone ReLeaf wants all...

Today is primary day in New York

09.12.17 | Bob Price

Polls are open from noon 'til 9 in most counties. This year's contests don't include any races at the federal or state-wide level.  But there are several key contests for county executive, judgeships, district attorney, and mayoral races in...

PA officials convened the state's first ever automated vehicle summit in State College

09.12.17 | Bob Price

Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards says in many ways the commonwealth has paved the way for driver-less vehicles. The Automated Vehicle Summit, held Monday, included input from academics, business leaders, government officials and state...

NY education leaders have renamed the Common Core learning standards

09.12.17 | Bob Price

The Board of Regents has approved the Next Generation standards for English and math, with plans to fully implement them at the start of the 2020 school year. Criticism over the Common Core-based assessments led to widespread boycotts of the...

VP Mike Pence commemorates the 16th anniversary of 9/11 in Shanksville, PA

09.11.17 | Bob Price

Delivering remarks at the Flight 93 National Memorial, Pence applauded the brave men and women who helped divert the intended path of the hijacked plane. "It's a debt I don't think I'll ever be able to repay because among the many lives that were...