List by Author: Jeremy Miller

Legislation in NY to exempt farm dogs from animal cruelty laws has been withdrawn after facing criticism from animal rights groups

02.10.17 | Jeremy Miller

The bill's aim was to ensure farmers did not face neglect charges by making dogs work outside on hot or cold days. It would have legally reclassified farm dogs as "livestock'' not "domesticated animals.'' The Humane Society said the bill created ...

Gov. Cuomo is taking his idea to make college tuition-free directly to college students

02.08.17 | Jeremy Miller

The governor launched the campaign to build support for the Excelsior Scholarship proposal telling students at Buffalo State College that about 80% of families would qualify.        The estimated $163 million plan ...

The National Women's Hall of Fame will announce its 2017 inductees

02.06.17 | Jeremy Miller

The inductees will be announced Tuesday at the Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls, the site of the first Women's Rights Convention. Hall Co-President Betty Bayer says they will reveal the ten women who will be inducted into the hall in September.So far, ...

Senator Chuck Schumer of NY has emerged as the leader of the anit-Trump resistence on Capitol Hill

02.02.17 | Jeremy Miller

Yet many of Schumer's liberal constituents say that's not enough. Schumer supporters say they want him to take a hard line against nearly everything President Trump stands for.   Thousands of frustrated Liberals protested outside ...

NY lawmakers begin hearings this week on Gov. Cuomo's $152 billion budget

01.23.17 | Jeremy Miller

The first hearing kicks off tomorrow and is likely to focus on Cuomo's call to make college tuition at state universities free for middle-class students.Wednesday's hearing is expected to vet the governor's plans to develop the workforce. ...

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to help recent college graduates buy homes

01.16.17 | Bob Price, Jeremy Miller

His proposal would offer subsidized low-interest loans and down payment assistance to graduates who settle upstate.    The governor says the $5 million program would help young workers invest in their futures and encourage more highly ...

A couple of Syracuse organizations are hoping to convince people to stay home for good

12.27.16 | Jeremy Miller

The groups Believe in Syracuse and Forty Below host networking events to build support for the central New York community.Last night they held their third annual Come Home Syracuse Event in an effort to convince people to come back and stay.15 ...

NY state has opened a housing project in the Fingerlakes for homeless veterans and vets battling substance abuse

12.05.16 | Jeremy Miller

The $2.6 million project is aimed at providing these vets a place to live in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties. Residents are able to get necessary services and can work toward becoming stable and activein the community.The sites in the ...

An effort to raise the salary of NY state lawmakers has been rejected

11.15.16 | Jeremy Miller

The legislature in Albany has not had a raise since 1999, but still make the third-highest legislative salary in the country.Lawmakers now make $79,500 a year for part-time work. Lawmakers could call a lame-duck session to vote on a pay raise or ...

Senator Chuck Schumer says wireless emergency alerts that go out across the state should come with photos

09.26.16 | Jeremy Miller

Schumer is upset, saying the emergency message sent last week didn't have enough information.He wants the FCC to upgrade the nation's wireless emergency alert system because he says it's outdated. The current system is only capable of sending ...

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