Fewer high schools in NY are facing fiscal stress

01.27.17 | Bob Price

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says less than 10% of the 700 districts in the state are enduring budgetary problems. School leaders are concerned however, that a late-state-budget this year would impact their ability to develop spending plans to put...

PA's grim state budget forecast is getting gloomier

01.27.17 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled legislature are facing a potential shortfall of nearly $3 billion through next summer based on new projections today by the state legislature's Independent Fiscal Office. The projected deficit is...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf has been given a clean bill of health

01.26.17 | Terry Diener

Gov. Tom Wolf’s spokesman J.J. Abbott told reporters the governor had a follow-up visit with a doctor last week and was given the good news. Wolf announced in February of last year he had a treatable form of prostate cancer. The...

A high profile murder trial continues in Bath, NY

01.26.17 | Bob Price

Judge Peter Bradstreet denied a defense request yesterday to have a mistrial declared in the case against former Elmira Jackals hockey player Thomas Clayton. Prosecutors say he hired an Elmira man to kill his wife Kelly in their Corning-area...

The mayor of PA's largest city is thumbing his nose at the president's plan to crack down on sanctuary cities

01.26.17 | Bob Price

Mayor Jim Kenney says Philadelphia will continue to be a sanctuary city despite threats of federal funds being pulled. Richard Santiago is an immigrant rights activist in Philly and thinks the crackdown will backfire.  He says "immigrants...

Syracuse has formed a special task force to deal with the city's record murder rate

01.26.17 | Bob Price

There were 30 homocides last year in Syracuse, the most of any year ever. The 10-member task force includes eight detectives, a sergeant and a lieutenant.

Pittsburgh International Airport is being honored as the top airport in the world

01.25.17 | Bob Price

Air Transport World magazine has named it this year's airport of the year. It marks the first time a U.S. airport has earned the top spot. Pittsburgh International serves 68 nonstop destinations. The airport just finished its busiest year since...

NY lawmakers are questioning the price tag of Cuomo's plan to make college tuition free for middle-income students

01.25.17 | Bob Price

The governor has put the cost at $163 million dollars, but many in Albany think Cuomo is low-balling the numbers. Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning Institute says New York's public university system is not able to accommodate the...

A PA politician wants to increase the states' minimum wage to $15-an-hour by 2023

01.25.17 | Bob Price

Dauphin County Democrat Patty Kim claims the working poor cannot survive on the current minimum wage.  She quoted a 2016 report from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition saying "a working in Pennsylvania working a minimum wage job would...

Trump's promise to improve the nation's infrastructure could upgrade Buffalo's Peace Bridge

01.25.17 | Dee Haley

The Peace Bridge is reportedly on a list of nationwide infrastructure projects compiled by the Trump Administration.  That report, according to WGRZ TV, offers a first look at projects that could be funded if President Trump follows through...

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