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The Senate rejects Cuomo's New York Thruway plan

03.15.16 |

Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to create a tax credit for frequent Thruway travelers has been rejected by the state Senate . Over the weekend, Senate Republicans mapped out how they want to see the state's $145 billion spent for the coming fiscal...

Evangelicals take center stage in Albany's Legistative Day

03.15.16 | Bob Price

For more than 25 years, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has been hosting Legislative Day.  It’s a political pep rally of sorts where hundreds of Christian activists gather in Albany to get briefed on the public policy issues...

New York's Master Teacher Program expands

03.14.16 | Bob Price

New York is expanding a program designed to keep top teachers in the classroom. The master teacher program gives participants a $15,000 a year stipend as a way to incentivize high-performing educators. New York's has nearly 625 master teachers...

Filters help water in Hoosick Falls

03.14.16 | Bob Price

The water in Hoosick Falls is getting better after special filters were installed to screen out the dangerous chemical, PFOA.Governor Cuomo at a press conference Sunday said "Today is good news."   Hoosick Falls is in Rensallear County, and...

A stalled medical marijuana bill could soon pass the Pennsylvania House

03.14.16 | Bob Price

Lawmakers are poised to act this week on Senate Bill 3 that would pave the way for Cannabis legalization in the Keystone State. About 20 states, including New York have medical marijuana laws. Opponents argue the "science" behind medical...

Pennsylvania House Republicans are calling on Governor Wolf to release education funds in order to prevent the closure of public schools

03.14.16 | Bob Price

Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning Institute says the threat of school closures might incentivize some deal-making.Governor Wolf has called for historic tax increases to pay for his budget proposal.Some schools say barring a deal, they...

DiGiorno Pizzas and Stouffer's Lasagna recalled

03.11.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Nestle is recalling some of its frozen food products because of concerns they might contain glass pieces.  The company, which makes DiGiorno Pizza, Lean Cuisine, and Stouffer's--sold in New York and Pennsylvania--says they believe the glass...

Rallies are planned today New York by not-for-profit agencies serving people with developmental disabilities

03.11.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Not-for-profit agencies serving people with developmental disabilities will host rallies in Rochester, Buffalo, Long Island and New York City today. The groups banded together to promote Governor Cuomo's $15 an hour minimum wage. They are asking...

A group of Girl Scouts have a Titanic-sized idea to sell cookies in New York

03.11.16 | Sarah Harnisch

They created a poster using Leonardo Dicaprio's face at a stand downstate. It read "This is Leo.  Leo won an Oscar.  Leo bought Girl Scout cookies at the awards. Be like Leo.  Buy Girl Scout cookies." Dicaprio did actually buy...

A plan is in the works to reduce the wait time at the Peace Bridge that links the U.S. to Canada north of Buffalo

03.10.16 |

Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins says a pilot project will fast-track the inspection process of cargo crossing over the iconic span. Congressman Brian Higgins says President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau will talk about...

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