List by Category: New York News

NY Court Votes In Favor of Towns Controlling Gas Drilling Borders

05.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

An appeals court in New York has ruled towns have the power to ban drilling, if they choose to.  A mid-level court in New York has ruled local municipalities can use local zoning laws to ban the practice within city limits. The four-judge ...

Christian Counselors Could Be In Trouble In NY; State Eyes "Gay Conversion" Bill

05.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York Senate’s only openly gay lawmaker wants to outlaw a "conversion therapy" for young people who are confused about their sexual orientation. Legislation introduced by senator Brad Hoylman would bar mental health providers from ...

"Love My Parks" Day In NY Saturday

05.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

What does that mean? It means volunteers will come out by the thousands across the Empire State to volunteer and clean up their local state parks, town parks, historic sites, trails, and playgrounds. The effort started last year to help parks ...

No Timetable For High Volume Hydrofracking In NY

05.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Months after the Cuomo administration promised a decision "within weeks" on whether to allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, it now says there's "no timetable for a decision."State officials say recent meetings with the U.S. Environmental ...

New York's Abortion Bill Nears Completion

05.02.13 |

Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday the bill is nearly done-- but does not have enough support yet to overcome Republican opposition in the Senate. He said special attention is being paid to the wording, hoping changing the language will sway ...

NY Considers Bill To Make It Easier To Care For Elderly Family Members

05.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The bill, which is expected to pass the state senate, would simplify the process for individuals who act as legal guardians to family members across state lines. Right now, if somebody has a guardianship and goes to another state, you have to go ...

NY To Hear Property Tax Lawsuit In June

04.30.13 |

This is a case that affects all homeowners and all teachers in New York state. The Empire State is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the teacher's union against the 2-percent property tax cap, enacted in 2011. The state argues the law is ...

New York Considers Banning Anyone Under 21 From Buying Tobacco Products

04.29.13 |

New York lawmakers are proposing raising the age for tobacco purchases. Following New York City's lead, lawmakers have taken up the cause to raise the minimum age from 18 to 21 statewide. State Senator Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal ...

Amber Alert App For New York

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

If you live in New York, you can now get updates from the Amber Alert System on your cell phone. The state upgraded the system Thursday, and it allows cell users to receive free automatic updates. Amber Alerts are emergency notices activated in the ...

Federal Judge Says Kids Will Be Held Accountable If They Miss Common Core Tests In NY

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Parents who yanked their kids out of New York's Common Core tests the past couple of weeks will pay the price. On Thursday, a federal judge backed the Governor. The case was brought by parents Melissa and Craig Barber, whose son Hunter was held out ...

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