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Study: PA’s debt would cost taxpayers $14,500 each to pay off today

09.02.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania is famous for its potholes, but it has an even bigger sinkhole problem that could cost taxpayers way more than minor car repairs caused by pock-marked roads. Truth in Accounting, an economic think tank based in Chicago, released ...

Invasive insects taking a bite from N.Y. farms, gardens

09.02.14 | Bob Price

Like many berry growers in the Southern Tier, Dave Johnson, of Apple Hill Farms, in Binghamton, was aware of a new Asian pest threatening soft fruit in 2010 on the West Coast. "I thought 'Yeah, in the natural course of things, it could be years, ...

Marcellus Shale drillers under-reported waste by nearly 95,000 tons, DEP says

09.02.14 | Bob Price

EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013. But landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different story. Six ...

Program trains refugees for work on NY dairy farms

09.02.14 | Bob Price

Every morning, a handful of Bhutanese refugees who have settled in city neighborhoods board a van that takes them past bustling streets and suburbs and into a rural landscape where cows outnumber people. In a setting much closer to the homeland ...

NYS Fair Offers First $1 Day

09.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Not only will admission and rides be $1 each at the New York State Fair on Labor Day, but vendors will be offering blowout $1 specials. That's right: Get in the gates, ride a midway ride and eat a snack for $1 each. This is the first time the fair ...

Kirsten Gillibrand Wasn't David Paterson's Top Pick For NY's U.S. Senator

09.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former New York Gov. David Paterson says Kirsten Gillibrand was not his first choice to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Senate after Clinton was confirmed as secretary of state. Paterson wanted to name himself to the seat. "My dream was to ...

Tony Stewart Returns To First Race Since Hitting Ward In Upstate NY

09.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Tony Stewart will now start focusing on next weekend's race in Richmond, Virginia. His return to the track Sunday night ended only a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart hit the wall for the second time after his ...

PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane's Office Faces Several Subpoenas

09.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A special prosecutor is investigating whether the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane leaked confidential grand jury material to a newspaper in a bid to strike back at former prosecutors in the office who had been ...

PA Governor Goes After Pollster

09.01.14 |

Governor Tom Corbett's campaign went after a top Pennsylvania pollster over the release of a poll showing the Republican incumbent trailing challenger Tom Wolf by 25 points. Campaign manager Mike Barley said last week’s release from the ...

NY Times Slams Cuomo Campaign

08.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In another snub to the governor, the Times has endorsed Tim Wu for New York lieutenant governor over Kathy Hochul, forcing Cuomo's running mate to go on the defensive as the primary race enters its final weeks. In an endorsement published online, ...

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