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It costs nearly $220 million a year to run the New York State Legislature. One lawmaker has a plan to make government work more efficiently

05.25.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The New York Assembly authors nearly twice as many bills as Congress. Yet two-thirds of those bills never come up for a vote. A bill before the Assembly would cut the size of the state legislature to a single body of 75 members re-named the ...

Gun rights groups rallied at the Pennsylvania state capitol Tuesday in support of the second amendment

05.25.16 | Bob Price

They lobbied for legislation that would eliminate the conceal carry permit requirement.   One speaker said, "We're a free people, and free men do not ask permission to bear arms."Under current state law, no license is required for guns ...

15 years and 4 trials later, New York businessman Cal Harris has been exhonerated in the death of his wife

05.25.16 | Bob Price

A judge in Schoharie County found him not guilty yesterday. Harris says he's looking forward to reconnecting with his family.  He insisted, "I've been ripped away from my kids three times now.  We can now finally move forward and make ...

A scathing report today out of Pennsylvania shows one in five calls made to the state's Child Abuse Hotline goes unanswered

05.25.16 | Bob Price

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale SAYS, "Any single one of those calls could have lead to a life or death situation for a child."42,000 calls to the Child Abuse Hotline went unanswered last year.  The state's Child Abuse Hotline has been ...

An elderly man was killed in a motorcycle accident yesterday on Interstate-81 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

05.24.16 | Bob Price

The biker in his mid-70s collided with a stopped tractor trailer. It happened around 5 p.m. in the south-bound lanes near the Tremont Exit. Traffic was backed up for about three miles.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the "master teacher" scholarship program for future top educators

05.24.16 | Bob Price

Applications will be accepted through early July.  Awards will be announced in August. Up to 500 "teachers in training" will have their college tuition paid in full. Winners must be a New York state resident, maintain a grade point average ...

National Grid is freezing electric and natural gas rates for two years for nearly two million customers in upstate New York

05.24.16 | Bob Price

The Public Service Commission gave the go-ahead for the rate freeze yesterday while allowing the company to borrow more than $2 billion to improve its infrastructure.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is teaming up with several other state agencies to develop a 5-year housing strategy for the poor, elderly and those with learning disabilities

05.24.16 | Bob Price

Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas insists there are "way too many people who are living in nursing homes, state hospitals or state centers for folks with intellectual disabilities and today is about starting a process to change all ...

A Binghamton, NY couple is celebrating 75 years of marriage this week

05.23.16 | Bob Price

95 Year-old Rudy and Isabelle Burger met when they were both just 20 years old and knew then they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.             The Burger's daughter, Carol ...

Pennsylvania's largest refugee resettlement program is slated to close next month

05.23.16 | Bob Price

Lutheran Children and Family Services helps to settle about 100 refugees a year in the Lehigh Valley, but it plans to shutdown at the end of next month due to a lack of funding. The not-for-profit will end most of its social services by June ...

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