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NY Politican Says SAFE Act Unconstitutional

01.19.15 | Bob Price

State Senator Robert Ortt of Niagara County has launched a bill to repeal the SAFE Act. He says the requirement that mental health professionals submit to the state the names of the patients who could hurt themselves or others is an abuse of power. ...

Cuomo Pushes to End Sexual Assualt at SUNY Schools

01.19.15 | Bob Price

Cuomo says women are too often victims of sexual assault and too often institutions of higher learning try to dissuade reporting the crimes. The affirmative consent, or "yes means yes" policy, mirrors the one that was adopted by SUNY schools in ...

Audit Finds New York Schools Fail to Report Violent Incidents

01.14.15 | Bob Price

In light of a recent audit, the education department says it's taking steps to improve compliance with a new state statute. It requires that schools compile a record of each reportable, violent, or disruptive incident on school property. ...

Buffalo Bills Expected to Name Rex Ryan as New Coach

01.12.15 | Bob Price

The ex-NY Jets coach was interviewed for a second time by Buffalo over the weekend and ESPN reports that the Bills have settled on Ryan to replace Doug Marrone, who stepped down on December 31st. Ryan was fired by the Jets after a 4 and 12 season. ...

New York's Fracking Ban Shouldn't Impact US Gas Supplies

01.12.15 | Bob Price

Scientists say NY's reserves of natural gas in the sprawling Marcellus Shale region are miniscule compared to what can be extracted in other state like Pennsylvania. Also, local zoning restrictions in New York would've put 63% of the state's ...

New SUNY Standards Seek to Reduce Campus Sexual Violence

12.03.14 | Bob Price

The SUNY board approved the new policy, which will apply to over 463-thousand students at all 64 state campuses. Under the new "Yes means yes" standard, silence can't be interpreted as permission to engage in illegal behavior. And to encourage the ...

NY Gas Prices Fall Below $3/Gallon

12.01.14 | Bob Price

The price of gas in Elmira, Binghamton, and Ithaca dropped to $2.99 a gallon over the weekend at certain service stations. Statewide, the average price is still over $3.15 a gallon, mostly because of the New York State Gas Tax, the highest in the ...

Business Owners Fined Over Same Sex Ceremony

11.12.14 | Bob Price

The Owners of Liberty Ridge Farms near Albany are appealing the August ruling by the Division of Human Rights. It says Robert and Cynthia Gifford violated New York's anti-discrimination law by refusing to host a same-sex wedding on their private ...

PA GOP Considers Dividing Electoral Votes

11.12.14 | Bob Price

Republicans in the General Assembly in Harrisburg are flirting with the idea of divvying up electoral votes based on congressional districts - and doing away with the "winner takes all" approach to deciding presidential elections. This process ...

NY Upstate-Downstate Divide on Full Display this Election Year

11.10.14 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo won 80%-90% of the vote in the five boroughs that make up New York City. But upstate, he took only 8 counties from Rob Astorino, the republican challenger in last week's governors race. Cuomo claimed less than a third of the vote in ...

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