List by Category: New York News

POLL: Majority Upstate Opposes SAFE Act; Cuomo Popular But...

03.25.14 | Bob Price

A year after the SAFE Act gun-control law was enacted, voters support it by a 2-to-1 margin statewide, but a slight majority of upstaters still oppose the measure, according to a poll that also shows some slippage in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's popularity. ...

Cuomo spends millions on "Start Up" NY ads

03.25.14 | Bob Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spent more than 15 million dollars since December on tv ads touting the state's tax-free program for businesses. The 30-second ads promote START-UP NY, a program enacted last year that lifts taxes on ...

Heated New York State Budget Talks Continue

03.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Heated budget talks continue in New York State. A property tax freeze, medical marijuana, the Dream Act, campaign finance reform, and pre-k funding-- are all among the top budget issues still unsettled before the fiscal year starts April 1st. Talks ...

Buffalo Bills Jim Kelly Battles Cancer

03.24.14 | Bob Price

   The family of Buffalo Bills hall of fame quarterback Jim Kelly is opening up about his battle with cancer.  Kelly's wife Jill says her famous husbands' cancer has spread from beyond his jaw and has become more agressive.  ...

Proposed law to bring down Meth-Makers in Elmira

03.21.14 | Bob Price

A proposed change in Elmira’s nuisance law could make it quicker to take action against properties that are involved in the manufacture of methamphetamines and other illegal conduct. “It does make it easier for enforcement,” City ...

Talks continue on $140 billion NY budget

03.21.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders continue to negotiate as the state budget deadline looms on April 1. Legislative leaders want to add another half billion dollars in spending to the budget, half of which would fund education. The ...

Cuomo Sweetens plan for Property Tax Freeze

03.20.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is offering to provide property-tax rebates to homeowners in communities even if they don't raise taxes. Cuomo hinted at the change in his property-tax freeze proposal earlier this week. He said that the state, if approved by the ...

Henrietta Town Board says 'no' to casinos

03.20.14 | Bob Price

By a 4-0 vote, the Henrietta Town Board approved a resolution Wednesday opposing the establishment of a casino in the town. The vote came as residents filled the board room, with most of the 18 speakers opposing the casino. But it was clear ...

Astorino Slams Cuomo at Conservative Event

03.19.14 | Bob Price

New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino told evangelicals Tuesday that the political left wants to take away their freedoms and attacked Democratic incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo over abortion policy. The Westchester County executive ...

RIT Prof wants Climate Change Naysayers to go to Jail !

03.19.14 | Bob Price

An assistant philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology wants to send people to jail who disagree with him about global warming. The professor is Lawrence Torcello and last week, he published a 900-word essay at an academic website ...

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