List by Category: New York News

New York Offers Incentives to Volunteers

04.19.12 | Jeremy Miller

Proposed legislation aims to keep New York's volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians by offering more perks to join their ranks and help local towns support their hometown heroes by preventing potential for future property tax ...

NY Farmers Fight Against New Labor Regulations

04.18.12 | Jeremy Miller

Many farmers throughout New York State are trying to block new federal labor regulations, which they say threaten the future of family farms. The U.S. Department of Labor issued new guidelines governing the employment of 14 and 15 year olds. The ...

Gas Drilling Spurs Jobs in Wildlife, Softwear

04.17.12 | Bob Price

Before work begins on a gas well or pipeline in northern Pennsylvania, Merlin Benner or one of his colleagues walks the land looking for timber rattlesnakes, a protected species. "When we find them, we're required to move them far enough ...

Mom arrested for Fatal Rochester Fire

04.13.12 | Bob Price

Police say a tragic fire that claimed four lives in February in the Flower city was started by the mother of the victims

Cuomo orders Health Exchange Program

04.12.12 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Thursday to establish a statewide health insurance exchange intended to reduce coverage costs for individuals, small businesses and local governments.

Employers Gather for Regions First Shale Gas Job Fair

04.11.12 | Bob Price

Businesses ranging from wildlife consultants to titans of the oil and gas industry will gather in Binghamton for New York's first shale gas job fair, buoyed by hopes that state regulators will lift a four-year-old ban and start permitting hydraulic ...

Cuomo says Medical Marijuana won't pass this year

04.10.12 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he understands the benefits of medical marijuana but at this point believes the risks still outweigh them.

Coming soon to New York State Parks ...smoke-free zones

04.09.12 | Bob Price

Smoke-free areas will be coming to New York state's parks.

County Public Works Commissioner wants to use goats ..NOT lawmowers

04.09.12 | Bob Price

A public employee in western New York thinks chewing tops mowing any day.

New Yorkers Support Raising Minimum Wage

04.05.12 | Bob Price

The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found 78 percent of voters support raising the $7.25 minimum wage.

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