Pennsylania's top fiscal watchdog says the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs needs to do a better job of meeting the needs of the nation's war heros

07.08.16 | Bob Price

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says waiting lists for vets to receive care are too long and too cumbersome at the state's six veteran facilities.  DePasquale says there is no protocol in place for tracking complaints at V.A. facilities in...

A New York lawmaker wants to 'put the kabosh' on fossil fuel development in the Empire State

07.08.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Assemblywoman  Barbara Lifton unveiled a campaign in Binghamton to persuade Governor Cuomo to stop new approvals for pipelines, power plants, and storage facilities. A business council official says the move "could put every industrial...

Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden will campaign together in Scranton today

07.08.16 | Bob Price

The two Democrats both have family roots in the electric city and will speak at a noon-time rally at the Riverfront Sports Complex. Voters have mixed reaction to the high profile visit.Pundits say the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald...

A moderate drought is now in place for nearly all of western New York and the Finger Lakes region

07.08.16 | Bob Price

The dry spell will be parched some by rain this weekend but climatologists say it won't be the kind of soaking rain needed to alleviate the drought, which is the worst in New York since the year 2000.

Thousands of new jobs are coming to Rochester

07.07.16 | Bob Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

A Virginia-based health care company is opening a new call center in Gates, New York and looking to hire 2,000 people. The Maximus complex will need call center phone operators, analysts, accountants, and...

New york Governor Andrew Cuomo is defending his controversial "Start-up NY" jobs program

07.07.16 | Bob Price

The governor insists it has cost taxpayers "nothing" even though New York has already spent $53 million promoting it thru TV and radio commercials."Start-up New York" was started three years ago and to date has netted just 400 jobs.  It uses...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has yet to sign the state's $31 billion budget

07.07.16 | Bob Price

It was due a week ago. On Monday, July 11, the governor can do one of four things: sign the measure, veto it, veto parts of it, or do nothing and let the budget automatically become law.        ...

The Archbishop of Philadelphia has unveiled updated guidelines on who should and should not receive communion in the Catholic church in Pennsylvania's largest Catholic community.

07.07.16 | Bob Price

The communion guidelines in Philadelphia contradict recently announced reforms from Pope Francis at the Vatican. We caught up with some Catholics in Scranton recently who had a mixed response.        ...

Pennsylvania parents are now able for the first time to simply fill out an application online to grant their child permission to have medical marijuana

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The new Safe Harbor application requires parents to have a photo ID, a doctor's note, and a background check. It's only available to kids with one of 17 medical conditions. Pennsylvania's program is not off the ground yet. This form allows...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued new regulations for child care safety in the Empire State

07.06.16 | Sarah Harnisch

On Tuesday, the governor gave the state more power to suspend or revoke licenses of providers who violate health and safety standards. The biggest offenses: child to provider ratios, sanitary conditions, and physical punishment. The state will...