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Proposed Changes to NY's Juvenile Prosecutions

01.20.15 | Bill Price

A juvenile justice panel recommends raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18, shifting non-violent offenses for those under 18 to Family Court, and keeping young people out of adult jails. Those recommendations are part ...

Cuomo Pushes for NY Lawmaker Raise

01.20.15 | Bill Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on a plan that may give lawmakers their first raise since 1999. On Monday, Cuomo recommended setting up a commission that would evaluate the salaries of lawmakers and statewide officials every 4 years. ...

Cuomo Pushes to End Sexual Assualt at SUNY Schools

01.19.15 | Bob Price

Cuomo says women are too often victims of sexual assault and too often institutions of higher learning try to dissuade reporting the crimes. The affirmative consent, or "yes means yes" policy, mirrors the one that was adopted by SUNY schools in ...

Chemung County Sheriff Eyeing State Office

01.16.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Chris Moss, the Republican candidate who ran for lieutenant governor last year, said he plans to start a campaign committee and explore his options for higher office over the next 4 years. He says he plans to launch a "Sheriff Moss for New York" ...

NY's Cuomo Announces Competition to Get Money Upstate

01.16.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Rochester yesterday to lay out a $1.5 billion deal to create jobs and draw more families upstate. Seven regions of the state, including Central New York, the Fingerlakes and the Southern Tier would vie for three awards ...

NY Governor Cuomo Proposes Property Tax Cut

01.15.15 | FL News Team

Andrew Cuomo is $1.6 billion property tax credit program that would apply to homeowners whose property tax burden is over six percent of their income, and an income less than $250,000. According to the governor, under this plan more than half a ...

Buffalo Bills Welcome Rex Ryan as New Coach

01.15.15 | FL News Team

Ryan, former coach of the NY Jets, was hired by Bill's owner Terry Pegula to coach the Buffalo team. Rex said after 15 years without a playoff appearance, "we're going. I'll guarantee the pursuit of a Super Bowl." He also told the players to, ...

Audit Finds New York Schools Fail to Report Violent Incidents

01.14.15 | Bob Price

In light of a recent audit, the education department says it's taking steps to improve compliance with a new state statute. It requires that schools compile a record of each reportable, violent, or disruptive incident on school property. ...

Bitter Cold Hits Western New York

01.14.15 | FL News Team

  Temperaturesduring NY's arctic cold front dropped well below zero for many towns near Buffalo. It was -17 in Amherst, -10 in Dunkirk and -4 in Batavia. Temps will rise as the morning goes on, but still only hit highs in the 20's.

NY Gaming Boards Considers 4th Casino Today

01.13.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Andrew Cuomo last month urged the board to place one casino in the Southern Tier-- an area that got passed over when winners were picked in December. The board meets today-- to decide if they'll consider the governor's request. Casino analyst Alan ...

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