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NY Cracks Down on Teacher Certification

06.16.14 | Bob Price

Teacher certification requirements went un-enforced in more than 4-thousand New York classrooms last year. The State Education Department says hiring an un-qualified teacher is a misdemeanor crime for a school board. But the state does virtually ...

PA House Scraps Pension Reform Plans

06.11.14 | Bob Price

  Members of the Republican majority met privately on the topic for hours yesterday afternoon but a spokesman says a complicated proposal to create a hybrid pension system for future school and state workers generated many questions but not a ...

SUNY Chancellor Touts Common Core

06.11.14 | Bob Price

Top education official Nancy Zimpher will head a group of 200 college and university leaders from 33 states. Together, they'll advocate for the tougher learning standards. State leaders have made modifications to the controversial program this ...

Town of Tyre Fights Casino Development

06.10.14 | Bob Price

Residents of this farming community are appealing a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit that would stop a Rochester real estate developer from pursuing a $350M casino and resort in the town of Tyre with 2,000 slots, 100 gaming tables, and a ...

NY's Medical Marijuana Bill Scrapped Again

06.10.14 | Bob Price

Senate finance committee chairman John DeFrancisco says he has no plans to move a bill out of committee that would legalize medicinal marijuana. He says there are too many uncertainties with the drug. The conservative group New Yorkers for ...

NY Lawmakers End Session With Key Issues

06.09.14 | Bob Price

 New York State Lawmakers are expected to adjourn their 2014 session one week from today-- without voting on several high-profile issues. Those issues include medical marijuana, public campaign financing and a minimum wage increase. In ...

NY Casino Revenues Down

06.09.14 | Bob Price

  Revenues at 7 of New York's Racinos are down during the first five months of 2014. According to the State Lottery Division, the Racinos lost more than $16.5 million from January to May. Profits at  Tioga Downs in the Southern Tier, were ...

Maid of the Mist has Canadian Competition

05.19.14 | Bob Price

 For the first time in its 100 year history-- the Maid of the Mist tour boats below Niagara Falls have some tourism competition this summer. The boats will continue to launch from the American side of the falls, but this year, for the first ...

New York Dems Convene This Week

05.19.14 | Bob Price

    New York Democrats are gathering this week to formally nominate Governor Cuomo to another term. The state Democratic party will put forth candidates for Governor, Lieutenant governor, attorney general and comptroller on Wednesday ...

Large Deer Population Damaging New York's Woodlands

05.12.14 | Bob Price

   Cornell University says expanding deer populations are decimating forests in the Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton areas. Wildlife experts say the dear are wiping out plant species and that's having a cascading effect on other animals, ...

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