List by Category: New York News

NY Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

06.20.14 | FL News Team

Late last night,  Medical Marijuana passed in New York State.The bill, however, prohibits patients from smoking the drug. Instead, doctors can only prescribe edibles, tinctures or vaporizers. Of the 22 other states that have legalized medical ...

NY to Delay Common Core Teacher Evaluations

06.20.14 | Bob Price

   New York legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo have finalized a deal to delay Common Core-related teacher evaluations. The bill essentially delays for two years common core test results from teacher evaluations, shielding them ...

Rob Astorino Tours Western NY

06.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  The Republican candidate for lawmaker has another fundraiser this morning, after a full day yesterday. He made a morning stop in Lancaster, then in the afternoon-checked out the Pierce Arrow Museum in Buffalo, and a fundraising event last ...

Protesters Rally for Marijuana Bill Before Close of NY Session

06.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  Just a day left in the legislature in New York and those who want a medical marijuana bill passed didn't waste time. The Capitol Rotunda filled to the brim yesterday in a pro-pot rally. The group "Compassionate Care New York" was urging ...

Handicapped Sign to Change in NY

06.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

   The legislation calls for replacing the  well-known blue-and-white image of a nondescript person sitting in a wheelchair with one showing the person in motion. The word handicapped will also be dropped from the signs, after ...

Still No Deal in NY Marijuana Legislation

06.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 The fight is over whether or not to smoke the drug. Cuomo says no, lawmakers say it's ok if you're over 21. But the governor will veto any bill with that language. Talks continued late into the night last night-- but as of midnight, no deal. ...

Common Core Rally in Albany

06.17.14 | Bill Price

  The State legislature and Governor Cuomo agreed in March to essentially hit the pause button on using Common Core standards to judge students. Advocates in support of dropping Common Core will Rally in the well of the Legislative State ...

NY Ban on Sexual Orientation Therapy

06.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

    New York's democratic-led assembly has passed a ban against health professionals trying to change a child's sexual orientation through therapy. It would prohibit licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental ...

Empire State Divided on Gun Control

06.16.14 | Bob Price

 Polls show a majority of New Yorkers support the Safe Act but it's intensely disliked upstate where hunting and the gun culture are strong. Anti-safe signs are a common site on rural lawns. Analysts doubt that angering traditional republican ...

NY Cracks Down on Teacher Certification

06.16.14 | Bob Price

Teacher certification requirements went un-enforced in more than 4-thousand New York classrooms last year. The State Education Department says hiring an un-qualified teacher is a misdemeanor crime for a school board. But the state does virtually ...

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