List by Category: New York News

Gun Law Lowdown In New York State

01.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York has become the first state in the nation to put stricter gun laws in place. The Senate passed it at 11 p.m. Monday night, the Assembly Tuesday afternoon, and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed it into law Tuesday night. Here is what you need to ...

SUNY Releases Information On New Online Bachelor's Degrees

01.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

As of this fall, you can get earn an entire Bachelor's degree online through New York's SUNY school system. The details were released in the State of the University speech. Three high demand fields like information technology and health care will ...

NY Would Have The Ability To Come Into Your Home And "Confiscate" Weapons: A Closer Look At The State's Proposed Gun Law

01.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have tentatively agreed on a broad package of changes to gun laws that would expand the state's ban on assault weapons. It includes new measures to keep guns away from the mentally ill.  ...

Reproductive Care Act Would Have Sweeping Repercussions Across NY

01.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on an abortion bill that would allow women to abort babies through the ninth month of pregnancy. It's called the Reproductive Care Act. Also, every hospital in the state, including those against abortion, would have ...

Final Fracking Review Due In A Little Over 3 Weeks In NY

01.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The end may be in sight for the high volume hydrfracking review in New york state. There's no word yet on extending the comment period for a study on the gas drilling technique, and that means the review that has been going on since 2008 could wrap ...

Teacher Eval Plans Looming In New York State

01.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The deadline is this Thursday for school districts across the state of New York to have their teacher evaluation plans in place, and the vast majority of districts say they will make the cutoff. Those that don't risk loosing a share of a 4-percent ...

Schumer Asks Gun Retailers To Stop Selling Assault Weapons Before Law Is Passed

01.14.13 |

The Empire state's senior senator said retailers that sell assault weapons should stop offering them for purchase while Congress debates a bill restricting their use. On Sunday, Chuck Schumer released a letter he sent to major retailers asking for ...

Cuomo Leaves High Volume Hydrofracking Out of State of State

01.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Of all the things that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned in his state of the state Wednesday, there was one tiny item he left out: high volume hydrofracking. In his entire 80 minute address, not once did he mention the controversial gas ...

President To Enjoy NY Foods On Inauguration Day, Courtesy of Chuck Schumer

01.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

When the President celebrates his second inauguration in a week and a half, he'll be doing it with some upstate New York fare. President Obama will enjoy upstate wine and food, including Reisling from three local vineyards, on January 21st. The ...

30 Second Highlight of Cuomo's NY State of the State Address

01.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo's Sate of the State address was electric yesterday. He hit on everything from decriminalizing marijuana, to the minimum wage, to gun control. On guns, the governor wants to ban any magazine with more then 10 bullets. He wants ...

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