List by Category: New York News

Christie, Ryan Would Beat Cuomo If The 2016 Presidential Election Were Today

03.08.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Could New York Governor Andrew Cuomo become President in 2016? Neither former Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan nor New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have announced they're running for President in 2016; but a new poll out by Quinnipiac ...

There Could Be Help On The Way For Nurses In The Keystone State

03.08.13 |

A pair of Democratic state legislators have introduced bills in both the House and Senate to create government mandated nurse-patient ratios at Pennsylvania hospitals. They said the ratio would vary based on the nature of the hospital care. ...

NY Assembly Passes Yet Another Gas Drilling Moratorium

03.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York lawmakers are looking to put a stop to the controversial natural gas drilling process known as hydrofracking.  The state Assembly has passed legislation extending a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until May of 2015, and is calling ...

Mixed Martial Arts Passes The NY Senate

03.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Senate passed legislation to legalize and regulate Mixed Martial Arts competitions in the Empire State. The sport has the fastest growing fan base of any in the world. In America, 47 states allow it, including Pennsylvania. ...

Beloved Southern Tier Doctor Dies

03.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A pioneering AIDS physician is being remembered in the Southern Tier. When aids first surfaced in the public eye, many retreated from the disease in fear. Hospitals and doctors didn't want to be known as care providers, fearing it would scare other ...

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 ...

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