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Cuomo, lawmakers close in on budget deal

03.26.15 | Bob Price

The fate of a $5.4 billion infusion of cash remains unresolved as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders close in on a final budget agreement. Cuomo and the state Legislature face a Tuesday deadline to have a spending plan in place, but budget ...

Voters upbeat so far about Wolf; 59% polled supporting his tax plan

03.26.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's registered voters are more optimistic about the state's future than they have been in five years, a poll released Thursday shows. Pollster G. Terry Madonna of Franklin & Marshall College's Center for Opinion Research said the ...

Census: NY population growth mainly downstate

03.26.15 | Bob Price

Population growth in New York was mainly downstate over the past five years, new U.S. Census estimates released Thursday showed. Forty upstate counties had an estimated decline in population between 2010 and 2014, particularly in the Southern Tier ...

19 students charged after fight at upstate NY high school

03.26.15 | Bob Price

Authorities say they've charged 19 students, 18 of them girls, in connection with a brawl that broke out at an upstate New York high school. Local media report that the Chemung County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests Wednesday, a week after ...

Cats causing concern in Batavia

03.25.15 | Bob Price

The City of Batavia says it has a cat problem. Hundreds of feral cats are roaming around town and some people living there have had enough. "I would hear them out here at 6am meowing their little hearts out so yeah, you have to bring them in. I ...

Penn State president panned for anti-war activist's visit

03.25.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania State University's president got a raft of criticism on Tuesday at a hearing on the university's budget - not over fiscal issues but from lawmakers angry about on-campus appearances by a co-founder of the violent anti-war group the ...

Ken Ton Schools To Prepare Boycott of NYS Standardized Tests

03.25.15 | Bob Price

Kenmore Tonawanda Schools took a step toward defying state law and scrapping standardized tests last night with a vote to develop a boycott plan that could cost the district millions. After delaying a boycott vote earlier this month, school board ...

N.Y. Senate Votes To Legalize M.M.A. In New York

03.25.15 | Bob Price

If the New York State Senate gets its way you might be able to see Mixed Martial Arts competitions in Elmira. For the sixth consecutive year the Senate voted to legalize M.M.A. in New York. This year there is a better chance of getting the bill ...

Corman: Pa. budget must include pension reform

03.24.15 | Bob Price

No pension reform, no state budget. A top Senate Republican said Monday that if Gov. Wolf doesn't address the state's skyrocketing pension costs during budget negotiations with the legislature, there will be no budget. Majority Leader Jake ...

Cuomo stands by ethics ultimatum as NY budget talks heat up

03.24.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is so far holding firm to a promise not to sign a state budget without legislative ethics reforms - but also signaling that other priorities may not be included as budget talks intensify before an April 1 deadline. The Democratic ...

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