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NY to Ban Fracking

12.18.14 | FL News Team

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the Empire State will ban hydraulic fracturing, after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks.An order will be issued early next year banning the ...

Report Suggests NY Votes on Fracking Resolutions Skewed

12.17.14 | FL News Team

A reform group studied votes taken by local governments across the state on whether to allow hydro-fracking, and found numerous potential conflicts of interest that they say could have tainted the outcome of the votes. The New York Public Interest ...

New Federal Budget Could Defund Common-Core Roll-Out Program

12.15.14 | FL News Team

The $1.1 Trillion dollar budget approved by the House and and awaiting approval by the Senate, would cut funding for the Race to the Top Program. It's responsible for urging states to adopt a common core curriculum. New York is among 43 states that ...

New York Health Insurance Deadline Extended

12.15.14 | FL News Team

New Yorkers now have until December 20th, Saturday, to enroll in the state's healthcare exchange. That deadline was originally today, but was bumped because of the snow storm in November. To apply or renew coverage with the New York State of Health ...

NY Senate Dems Call for Special Prosecutor in Police Death Cases

12.11.14 | FL News Team

Following the death of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, there are growing calls in Albany for a special prosecutor to investigate police encounters with unarmed citizens that end in the death of the person. Now, the leader of the Senate Democrats has a ...

NY's Ed Commissioner King to Take Post With Obama Admin

12.11.14 | FL News Team

New York's Education Commissioner John King is stepping down from his post to take a job with the Obama administration according to the state teacher's union.King, who was appointed to the commissioner position in 2011 led the state through the ...

Nor'Easter Headed for NY, PA

12.09.14 | FL News Team

Wet snow, sleet and rain in eastern NY and PA will change to all snow over night. It'll be heavy at times tomorrow, with accumulations of up to a foot in areas east of 1-81 in New York and north of 80 in PA . The system will move slowly over the ...

NY State Police Changing Procedures After Recent Events

12.05.14 | FL News Team

In reaction to the developments, some local police departments are changing their procedures. Law enforcement with the Cheektowaga Police Station recently had a training by the FBI in issues effecting constitutional law and search and seizure. Some ...

BU Students Rally For Garner, Brown

12.05.14 | FL News Team

Hundreds of people took to the campus of Binghamton University Thursday to stand against a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer involved in the choking death of an unarmed black suspect.Many students involved ...

Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo Hosptialized

12.02.14 | FL News Team

Officials say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, has been hospitalized.The governor's office says Saturday the elder Cuomo is being treated for a heart condition.A gubernatorial spokeswoman says the 82-year-old former ...

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