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3 in 4 Students Graduate In NY State

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New data released Thursday by the State Education Department shows 76.4 percent of students who entered 9th grade in 2010 graduated with a diploma before June of 2014, up slightly from the previous year. The state's 5 largest school districts ...

New York's Retailers In Trouble Over Selling Toy Guns

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York retailers are in trouble over toy guns. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday sent cease-and-desist letters to several major retailers, including Walmart, Amazon, and K-Mart, for allegedly selling prohibited toy guns online to ...

NY's Casino Locations Announced

12.18.14 | Bill Price

The State Gaming Facilities Location Board awarded three Vegas-style casino licenses instead of four. Those licenses are going to Sullivan, Schenectady and Seneca counties. The Montreign Resort in the Catskills town of Thompson, the Lago Resort in ...

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 ...

Governor Cuomo to Announce NY Casino Bid-Winners Today

12.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Sixteen bidders vying for up to 4 licenses will be waiting with baited breath as the Gaming Facility Board lines up to announce its picks for the first private casinos in state history. The announcement comes at 2 p.m. today near the state capitol ...

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 ...

No Pay Raise for New York Lawmakers

12.16.14 | Bill Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says there's no agreement on a legislative pay raise because state lawmakers can't agree on campaign finance and ethics reforms. Lawmakers have suggested returning to Albany for a lame-duck session this month to give ...

Cuomo Promises Hydrofracking Decision By Year's End

12.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says you can expect a ruling on high volume hydrofracking-- in the next 2 weeks. The governor said Monday he expects a decision on whether or not to allow gas drilling-- before the end of the year, suggesting that the ...

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 ...

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