List by Category: New York News

NY Gets Closer To Hiking The Minimum Wage

03.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Assembly passed a bill to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour, putting pressure on the Senate and Governor Cuomo to support the measure. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said the minimum wage should be increased ...

More Hydrofracking Moratorium Talks In The NY Senate

03.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

We've waited over four years for a decision on high volume hydrofracking in New York, and now, there's the possibility that the wait may be much longer. A critical group of New York senators are likely to pass a two-year hyrofracking moratorium ...

Skelos Says Gun Law Will Change; Cuomo Says It Won't

03.05.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said Monday he expects significant changes to New York's new gun law.  He specifically mentioned a provision that lowers the number of bullets in a magazine from 10 to 7, saying manufacturers do not make guns ...

NY Senate Considering Tax Credits For Families, Homeowners

03.05.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Senate unveiled the Family Tax Relief Act yesterday. It restores the STAR property tax rebate program, which gives families 450 dollars back on their property taxes; and puts a new tax break in place: nearly a thousand dollar ...

NY Budget Due April 1st; Cuomo Says It'll Be On Time

03.04.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's less a month till New York's budget is due April 1st. And Governor Cuomo plans to have it done on time. Increasing the state minimum wage, locating 3 upstate casinos, and increased aid for schools are the top 3 issues facing the state ...

NYS Comptroller Finds Issues With The Home Rebate Program

03.01.13 |

New York state's school tax relief program, the STAR program, isn't working the way it should be. The state comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, found some towns were lax in their oversite, and gave benefits on multiple homes to the same owners. It cost ...

Lobby Day 2013

02.28.13 | Jeremy Miller

Tens of thousands of citizens rallied in Albany for the New York Lobby Day 2013. Family Life's news anchor Jeremy Miller reports from the state capital where opinions are being voiced on many issues.

Hollywood Gets A Free Pass On The Safe ACT

02.28.13 |

You have to obey New York's Safe ACT, the new gun control law, but it's possible Hollywood may not. Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders may exempt film productions from the stingent assault weapons ban passed last month. He told reporters ...

Landowners Finalize Details to Sue NY Over High Volume Hydrofracking Delay

02.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Landowners fed up with delays to high-volume hydrofracking in New york are forging ahead with their lawsuit against the state. The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York announced on Wednesday that it is seeking plaintiffs for its eventual suit, ...

Side By Side Comparison Of NY's Reproductive Health Act and Roe V. Wade

02.27.13 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the up-and-coming bills in the New York State legislature the Family Life newsroom is keeping its eye on is the Repdroductive Health Act, which would expand abortion in the Empire State. Now, there's a new tool to help you understand the ...

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