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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 ...

Penn State Sees New Initiatives to Fight Sex Abuse

03.20.14 | Bob Price

Penn State’s partner in fighting child abuse reports positive results. The steps began after the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.The University says their partnership with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and National Sexual Violence ...

Henrietta Town Board says 'no' to casinos

03.20.14 | Bob Price

By a 4-0 vote, the Henrietta Town Board approved a resolution Wednesday opposing the establishment of a casino in the town. The vote came as residents filled the board room, with most of the 18 speakers opposing the casino. But it was clear ...

Astorino Slams Cuomo at Conservative Event

03.19.14 | Bob Price

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino told evangelicals Tuesday that the political left wants to take away their freedoms and attacked Democratic incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo over abortion policy. The Westchester County executive ...

Bill to curb local gun restrictions goes to Pa House

03.19.14 | Bob Price

Gun owners and groups like the National Rifle Association would be able to take municipalities to court over their local gun laws under a measure that passed a House committee with overwhelming support Tuesday. The bill would give challengers of ...

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