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A Pennsylvania politician has proposed a fix to late budgets in the commonwealth

05.20.16 | Bob Price

Senator Rob Teplitz  is trumpeting a series of bills he calls the "budget impasse prevention package." The reforms require open budget negotiation "status meetings" on the first of each month leading up to the June 30th deadline. This way...

Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania is hoping to capitalize on the fracking ban across the border in New York

05.20.16 | Bob Price

A meeting was held in Montrose yesterday to try and lure businesses away from the southern tier of New York and to the northern tier of the Keystone State. Mike German relocated his business to Susquehanna County three years ago and says he's...

A long run of professional baseball in Batavia, New York may be about to end

05.20.16 | Bob Price

An out-of-town investment group plans to buy the Batavia Muckdogs and move them to Waldorf, Maryland. Life-long Batavia resident Shane Laythrop has been going to Muckdog games ever since he was a kid. Batavia City Councilman Adam Tabelski they...

A Walk for Life will happen tomorrow in Rochester, New York to benefit the CompassCare pregnancy help center

05.20.16 | Bob Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

CEO Jim Hardin says abortion rates in the Flower City have fallen more than 40% the past seven years. He insists, "I think Rochester and Monroe County is leading the way to demonstrate to the county. Women don't want abortion, if they feel...

As expected, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has vetoed a measure that would have allowed school districts to furlough teachers based on merit instead of seniority

05.19.16 |

The legislative effort would have ended the age-old practice of "first hired, last fired," which reformers say rewards bad educators and punishes good teachers. But the governor said the bill relies too heavily on a single score from the new...

A Pennsylvania teenager already accused of supporting ISIS is now facing fresh terrorism charges

05.19.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

According to an indictment filed Wednesday in Harrisburg, Jalil Aziz used Twitter accounts to release the names, addresses, photographs and military branches of the U.S. service members. Aziz's defense attorney claimed the new charges are based...

Awaiting a verdict in Schoharie County

05.19.16 | Bob Price

The 4th murder trial of Owego, NY businessman Cal Harris is close to being over. Lawyers for the defense and prosecution made their closing arguments yesterday.Harris was twice convicted of the murder of his wife, but those verdicts were tossed...

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos can remain free this summer until "after" the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a public corruption case that could impact their prison terms

05.19.16 | Bob Price

Skelos received a five-year sentence and Silver 12 years for public corruption. The ex-lawmakers are awaiting the high court's decision on an "honest services" statute out of the commonwealth of Virginia before they must report to prison.

Get ready to pay more for health insurance in New York

05.19.16 | Bob Price

New York health insurers have proposed premium increases of 17% next year for individuals and a 12% increase for group insurance plans. Officials say the increases are necessary to maintain the financial stability of the New York health...

Gov. Cuomo admits wrongdoing is possible

05.18.16 | Bob Price

The size and scope of New York's state government makes it "unrealistic" to expect bad actors won't participate in wrongdoing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. Cuomo, speaking to reporters in New York City, faced another round of questions...

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