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NY to Reimburse Lost Wages From Nov Snow Storm

12.30.14 | FL News Team

Now that the federal government has officially declared the November snowstorm a disaster, state officials say that those who missed one to four days of work may be eligible for reimbursement. This is a change from the normal weather protocol, in ...

NY Lawmakers Consider $5B Windfall Spending

12.29.14 | FL News Team

Lawmakers returning to Albany in January are expected to focus on financial matters such as how to spend New York's $5 billion bank settlements windfall. Legislative leaders and Governor Cuomo are considering using the $5 billion from bank ...

Governor Cuomo Backs Southern Tier Casino

12.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially given his support behind a plan for a casino in the Southern tier. In a letter to the state gaming commission, the governor pressed for bidding to reopen for a 4th and final casino in New York State. The ...

City In Upstate NY is the First To Ask The State For Cash To Get Rid of Deer

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The city of Syracuse is asking the State of New York for 100-thousand dollars—to take out deer. And it could revolutionize the way cities across the state handle deer removal. There are about 19 deer per every square mile in the city of ...

35-Thousand Stand In Support of the Family of 5 Year Old Kenneth White In NY

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

More then 35-thousand people across New York state kept their porch lights on over the weekend in honor of a 5 year old from the town of Berne, who was killed last week. The effort was organized on the "Lights for Kenneth White" Facebook page. ...

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 ...

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