Gov. Cuomo says cashless tolls on the upstate Thruway will be phased in over the next several years

02.17.17 | Bob Price

The governor was in Buffalo yesterday and gave no time-line for when those cashless tolls will become reality.While the initial cost will be significant, Andrew Cuomo says, "long-term it's efficient."Cuomo claims cashless tolls would go a long...

State law in PA says teachers must get 10 paid sick days a year

02.17.17 | Bob Price

But Senator John Eichelberger wants to eliminate those guarantees and let each school district negotiate that benefit with individual teachers’ unions.The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is on board noting that each district knows...

First Arena in Elmira, NY is skating on thin ice

02.17.17 | Bob Price

The home of the Elmira Jackals minor league hockey team is in jeopardy after the city said it will not pay for renovations to the facility.Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli says if First Arena does shut down "it's going to have a very...

The largest electric steam turbine ever transported on a flat-bed truck arrives at it's destination near Scranton

02.17.17 | Bob Price

It began it's slow journey nearly a month ago in Schenectady, New York. The massive General Electric turbine moved along at top speeds of 5 to 10 miles per hour.  Traffic detours were set up in the areas where this massive piece of...

Inmates at a Schuylkill County PA prison are fostering new friendships through a dog training program

02.16.17 |

Prisoners help acclimate pooches for adoption by spending time playing with and training their furry-four-legged friends. Five dogs per month are brought to the state correctional facility in Frackville from over-crowded shelters in the south...

Pro-life lawmakers in PA are trying to muster enough votes to over-ride a promised veto by the governor

02.16.17 | Bob Price

It hasn't happened in more than 25 years. The state House is close to the 2/3rds super-majority needed to over-rule Governor Wolf's striking down of Senate Bill 3.   The measure bans late-term and dismemberment abortions.   Wolf...

Upstate NY Democratic lawmakers want to spend $12 million in tax dollars to fund refugee resettlement efforts

02.16.17 | Bob Price

One lawmaker remarked, "We are a land of immigrants."Lawmakers say it'll cost $950 to re-settle each refugee.Upstate cities like Buffalo, Albany and Utica take in the vast majority of refugees who come into New York each year.

Ithaca College in upstate NY could be dealing with a faculty strike as soon as this month

02.14.17 | Bob Price

Professors have been negotiating with the college for more than a year on wage and job security issues.The union representing the Ithaca College professors says it is committed to avoiding a strike. More talks are scheduled for next week.

The company that's building a 300-mile pipeline across southern PA has gotten the greenlight to begin construction

02.14.17 | Bob Price

Sunoco received the permits yesterday from the state Department of Environmental Protection for it's Mariner 2 Pipeline. It'll transport propane and natural gas from southwestern Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale gas fields to a distribution...

Membership in PA's volunteer fire and ambulance companies continues to lag

02.14.17 | Terry Diener

According to former Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann, the ranks of volunteer firefighters and EMTs have dwindled from about 300,000 in the 1970s to around 50,000 today. Randy Vulakovich, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs &...