List by Category: New York News

NY Program To Hand Out Air Conditioners This Summer

04.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Normally, H.E.A.P. funding pays to keep your house warm in the winter. Now, in New York, the same program is distributing air conditioners this summer to those with medical conditions. The program is supported by $3 million dollars from the home ...

Spring Should Be Here Next Week In NY, PA

04.01.13 |

The arrival of something like spring may be at least another week away. Accuweather meteorologists in Northeastern Pennsylvania say they can confidently predict the Keystone and Empire states will bid a final goodbye to winter, and next week will ...

New York's Farm Industry Is Booming

04.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's farming industry is on the rebound. In 2008, there were 36-thousand farms covering 1.7 million acres of land statewide. That's 1600 more farms then the state had in 2006.  The state says the yogurt boom is providing a tremendous ...

New Yorkers Will Have To Pay Online Sales Tax

03.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

In a 4 to 1 vote, New York's high court has ok'd online sales tax. The ruling came despite the pleas of stores like Amazon and Overstock.com.  Amazon had argued the law is a violatiion of the U.S. Constitution's commerce clause, but the court ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced In New York

03.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill to legalize medical marijuana has officially been introduced in the New York State Assembly. In the past, the bill has soared through the Assembly but halted in the Senate. The lawmaker behind the assembly version says he now has sponsors in ...

New York Has A Budget

03.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Assembly has passed a 141 billion dollar budget. It includes an incremental minimum wage hike from 7-25 an hour to 9 dollars; 300 million in small business tax credits, a 350-dollar rebate check for families, and indefinitely ...

NY Farmers Say Cold Spring Will Mean A Heartier Harvest

03.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The snow may be a burden to some, but farmers across New York state aren't complaining. Ask a farmer in the business of maple syrup, apples, or cherries how they feel about a cold spring- and they say good things come to those who wait. One farmer ...

Temperatures Should Return To Normal In April

03.27.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York and Pennsylvania are about 15 degrees cooler then they should be this time of year. But there is good news on the horizon. Forecasters say the chilly March will give way to a much warmer April. In New York, 24 of 35 cities were snowier ...

NY Minimum Wage Bill To Be Paid For By Taxpayers

03.27.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Much of New York's minimum wage increase will be paid for by taxpayers. The details of how the "minimum wage reimbursement credit" would be paid for has been spelled out at the bottom of a revenue bill. By 2016, the state minimum wage is set to ...

Details of the Rebate Checks Coming in 2014 For Middle Class New Yorkers

03.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

We're learning more about a rebate check going out to middle class families in New York next year, courtesy of the state budget. Anyone making between 40-thousand and 300-thousand dollars dollars a year with at least one child under the age of 18 ...

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