List by Category: New York News

NY Attorney General Warns of Tax Scam

11.14.14 | FL News Team

The Attorney General's office has received several reports of consumers being called by scammers impersonating tax collectors seeking to settle alleged outstanding state tax debts. These people are said to be using high pressure pressure tactics ...

NY Schools Want $2B Aid Increase

11.14.14 | FL News Team

School groups say another $1.9 billion is needed to fund education in the fiscal year that starts April 1 that would help schools maintain services and fund new initiatives. They said cited that about $1 billion has been withheld in recent years ...

Cuomo Urged to Pass Minimum Wage Hike

11.13.14 | FL News Team

Supporters of a higher minimum wage want New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to push the issue in a lame-duck legislative session before Republicans take control of the state Senate next year. Experts say, proposals to boost the wage to $10.10 an hour ...

Saratoga County Civillian Video Raises Questions of Police Surveillance

11.13.14 | FL News Team

The case of former Saratoga County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Shawn Glans, who resigned after a video of a confrontation with two civilians drew national attention, has sparked conversation about how police are held accountable.The video in ...

NY Launches Hiring Website for Vets

11.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Empire state has launched a new online portal that will provide veterans the tools they need to connect with temporary employment opportunities offered by the state. The website enables job seekers to upload resumes and designate geographic ...

Business Owners Fined Over Same Sex Ceremony

11.12.14 | Bob Price

The Owners of Liberty Ridge Farms near Albany are appealing the August ruling by the Division of Human Rights. It says Robert and Cynthia Gifford violated New York's anti-discrimination law by refusing to host a same-sex wedding on their private ...

NY Upstate-Downstate Divide on Full Display this Election Year

11.10.14 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo won 80%-90% of the vote in the five boroughs that make up New York City. But upstate, he took only 8 counties from Rob Astorino, the republican challenger in last week's governors race. Cuomo claimed less than a third of the vote in ...

NY Senator Schumer Calling for Review of Car Parts

11.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's senior senator is calling or a top-down review of federal safety screening for defective car parts. Senator Chuck Schumer cites the millions of vehicles equipped with Takata air bags that can explode and send shards of metal into the ...

Binghamton Senator Could Face Charges

11.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Senator Tom Libous says the feds incorrectly filed charges that he got his son a job using his political strength. In a court filing this week, Libous said the charges should be tossed-- arguing prosecutors filed them in the wrong district-- and ...

SUNY Schools to Raise Tuition by $300

11.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Tuition at all 65 SUNY campuses will go up next year by $300. The hike will bring in-state student tuition up to $6,470. This increase marks the fifth and final year of phased increases that were approved in 2011 as part of the SUNY 2020 program, a ...

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