List by Category: New York News

New York's Pension Fund at Record High

05.13.14 | Bill Price

    State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says the fund for state and local government workers, had a 13% return on investment last year, and now stands at 176 billion dollars.           The ...

New York Enacts Bill for Veteran Jobs

05.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Act, signed into law Monday by Governor Andrew Cuomo, requires 6% of all contracts statewide to be awarded to disabled vet. That's twice as much as the federal bill, and could mean thousands of jobs. To ...

Large Deer Population Damaging New York's Woodlands

05.12.14 | Bob Price

   Cornell University says expanding deer populations are decimating forests in the Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton areas. Wildlife experts say the dear are wiping out plant species and that's having a cascading effect on other animals, ...

New York State Political Conventions Begin This Week

05.12.14 | Bob Price

      The Republican political pep rally starts on Wednesday in Westchester County, Democrats will convene their convention next week on Long Island. Party Heads will nominate candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, ...

Erie County Clerk Wants Lowes To Recognize All Veterans

05.09.14 | FL News Team

NY Lawmakers Push for Bill to Expand Access to Heroin Antidote

05.09.14 | FL News Team

 State legislators are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill into law that would expand access to a powerful antidote to heroin and opiate overdose.The bill aims to increase access to Naloxone kits, also known as Narcan, the antidote to ...

Erie County Clerk Wants Lowe's to Recognize All Veterans

05.09.14 | FL News Team

Eric County, New York Clerk Chris Jacobs has  started a petition to get a hom improvement chain to honor the county's thank a vet program.Lowe's recently strated enforcing a corporate policy offering an everyday 10 percent discount only to ...

Sikorski and Lockheed Martin to Build Presidential Helicopters

05.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

        Lockheed Martin in Owego and Sikorski Aircraft have won a 1.2 billion dollar contract to build a new fleet of presidential helicopters. Sikorski is building the choppers and Lockheed will be installing ...

NY Lt. Governor Robert Duffy Will Not Seek Re-Election

05.08.14 | FL News Team

Reports say Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy won't seek a second term as the governor's right-hand man.The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports the former Rochester mayor will not be on the Democratic ticket this fall.This leaves an opening for ...

New York Lawmakers Call for Name Change for Washington Redskins

05.07.14 | Bob Price

New York State lawmakers are denouncing the NFL Redskins name. A bi-partisan group of Albany politicians is calling on the Washington Redskins to drop the team's name.  Republican Senator George Maziarz, who leads the Tribal Relations ...

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