List by Category: New York News

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 ...

Republican Candidate For NY Governor Rob Astorino Accuses Cuomo of Tax Evasion

06.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Astorino says Cuomo and his girlfriend Sandra Lee did not get permits for renovations inside their Westchester County home to hide the improvements. Astorino was speaking in response to an assessor increasing the value of the home by close to ...

There's Yet Another Name In The Hat To Buy The Bills

06.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula is reportedly preparing a bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills. The Pegulas say they want to purchase the team and keep them in Western New York. No offers are being accepted at this time, as the process of ...

NY Lawmaker Urges for Legislation Before Summer Recess

06.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

          New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver wants the minimum wage increased and the Dream Act-financial aid for Illegal immigrants to attend college-passed in the next few days. Silver says he ...

NY Bill Could Curb Explicit Photo Sharing

06.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  A bill that would make it illegal to share explicit photos of an ex passed the New York State Senate Wednesday.   The bill would require a person's explicit consent before revealing photos could be posted online. Under the proposed ...

New York Cracks Down On Opiate Abuse

06.11.14 | FL News Team

The State Senate sent a clear message this week by passing more than 20 bills aimed at fighting against heroin and opioid abuse. Steuben County leaders are applauding that vote, which they hope will add to their own efforts, including the ...

SUNY Chancellor Touts Common Core

06.11.14 | Bob Price

Top education official Nancy Zimpher will head a group of 200 college and university leaders from 33 states. Together, they'll advocate for the tougher learning standards. State leaders have made modifications to the controversial program this ...

Town of Tyre Fights Casino Development

06.10.14 | Bob Price

Residents of this farming community are appealing a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit that would stop a Rochester real estate developer from pursuing a $350M casino and resort in the town of Tyre with 2,000 slots, 100 gaming tables, and a ...

NY's Medical Marijuana Bill Scrapped Again

06.10.14 | Bob Price

Senate finance committee chairman John DeFrancisco says he has no plans to move a bill out of committee that would legalize medicinal marijuana. He says there are too many uncertainties with the drug. The conservative group New Yorkers for ...

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