List by Category: New York News

Cuomo taps political rival to lead tax relief commission

10.03.13 | Bob Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has enlisted one of his predecessors to look for ways to cut taxes for businesses and middle class New Yorkers.  Cuomo, a Democrat, has gone to former Gov. George Pataki, a Republican, partly to keep politics out ...

Glitches hit NY’s online insurance website

10.02.13 | Bob Price

Unexpectedly heavy first-day traffic strained the website New York set up for residents to shop for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, health officials said Tuesday as technicians worked on glitches that prevented some consumers from ...

Nuts And Bolts of the New Healthcare Exchanges in NY, PA

10.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Where do you go to enroll in the Affordable Care Act's new health exchanges, now open? If you do not have health insurance, you could face a penalty as of January 1st. If you already have health coverage, there's no need to apply. Note: If any of ...

Toy Hall of Fame inductees

10.01.13 | Bob Price

The National Toy Hall of Fame has narrowed the nominees for its class of 2013. This year's finalists are: Bubbles, chess, the board game Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green Army men, the Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, the ...

Political spin of referendum fools NY voters

10.01.13 | Bob Price

Unusually rosy wording of the referendum to legalize Las Vegas-type casinos appears to have loaded the dice for approval in New York, according to a poll released Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders facing a split electorate are ...

Gun-shaped lighters banned in NY

10.01.13 | Bob Price

Those novelty lighters at checkout counters that look like guns, cars, toys, tiny fire extinguishers and even SpongeBob SquarePants are being snuffed out in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law that prohibits the sale of the items ...

Common Core and NY's private schools

09.30.13 | Bob Price

Private and parochial school kids had just as much trouble with New York's Common Core exams as the public school children did.  Statewide, just 35 percent of students in non-public schools who took the third- through eighth-grade English ...

Plane crash kills NYS Trooper

09.30.13 | Bob Price

An off-duty New York State Police Trooper has died after the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed near a lake in the Adirondack Mountains. Tim Cowper crash-landed just before 4 p.m. yesterday.  The 55-year-old was an experienced pilot ...

NY voters could push top judges' retirement to 80

09.27.13 | Bob Price

Judges could remain on the state's highest court until they turn 80 years old if New York voters approve a referendum Nov. 5 to increase the age limit by a decade. Approval would postpone mandatory retirement for four of the seven judges currently ...

Role of hit in WNY football player's death questioned

09.27.13 | Bob Price

There is increasing evidence that 16 year-old Brocton High School Football player Damon Janes's death on the field earlier this month may not have been the result of a direct head-to-head hit. Janes was a running back on the Westfield/Brocton ...

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