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Wolf calls on state colleges to freeze tuition

03.05.15 | Bob Price

After years of flat or declining funding, Pennsylvania’s state universities and community colleges would see significant increases in their budgets under Gov. Wolf’s proposed spending plan unveiled Tuesday. But as Wolf said in his ...

Weather Closes Penn State For First Time In 8 Years

03.05.15 | Bob Price

Penn State’s main campus is closed for the first time in eight years due to icy roads and forecasts for more snow. The university says dining halls will remain open Wednesday and a 6 p.m. men’s basketball game is still on, but the ...

More than 200 Homes in Niagara Falls Without Water

03.05.15 | Bob Price

More than two-hundred homes in Niagara Falls do not have running water as of Wednesday night. That number could increase as the temperature falls overnight. The only reason Rebecca Shea and her three children have running water is because her ...

Western New Yorkers Overwhelmed With Roofing Issues

03.05.15 | Bob Price

Calling the Winter of 2014-15 one of the most unprecedented of all-time, a local roofing contractor said it has responded to hundreds and hundreds of calls from homeowners during the past few weeks. And the busy period may just be getting ...

Pa. high court upholds stay of execution

03.04.15 | Bob Price

A man on death row will not be executed Wednesday, after the state's highest court denied the Philadelphia district attorney's request to an expedited decision on a petition seeking to overturn Gov. Wolf's temporary reprieve. Terry Williams, 48, ...

Charter Advocates, Teachers Union Descend on NY Capitol

03.04.15 | Bob Price

harter school advocates and teachers unions have taken their fight to the New York state Capitol with competing events that highlight the escalating clash over education.An estimated 13,000 charter school students, teachers and parents rallied on ...

Wolf's $30B budget: 'Bold' blueprint or dead on arrival?

03.04.15 |

Gov. Wolf on Tuesday unveiled a nearly $30 billion spending plan that would raise the state income and sales taxes to pay for sweeping property-tax cuts in every school district. The release of Wolf's first budget marked a possible turning point ...

Bill restricting union dues collection fails but not dead yet in Pa. Senate

03.04.15 | Bob Price

An attempt to pass a controversial amendment to a bill that would restrict union dues collection from state and school employees' paychecks narrowly failed in the state Senate. But most likely, we haven't seen the last of this amendment ...

Bill to legalize mixed martial arts advances in NY

03.04.15 | Bob Price

The fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York - the last state to prohibit cage matches with small gloves - resumed Tuesday with legislation advancing out of committee and some lawmakers advocating a special fund for brain-damaged ...

NY considers treating charged 16, 17-year-olds as juveniles

03.04.15 | Bob Price

Jim Saint Germain was mixed up with drugs and just shy of 16 when he was arrested and sent to a juvenile facility. Things might have been different had he been a year older and tried as an adult. "I could've been in Attica. In Sing Sing. I would ...

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