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Commissioner Quits NY Ethics Board

10.30.13 | Bob Price

Another commissioner has quit New York's new ethics board, which was formed to stamp out public corruption.  Law professor Ellen Yaroshefsky resigned her seat on the 14-member J-COPE panel after learning the joint commission on public ethics ...

Anti-Frackers Flock to Albany

10.30.13 | Bob Price

Groups opposed to fracking in New York are protesting today in Albany. A coalition of groups dedicated to keeping New York’s 5-year-old ban on fracking in place is demanding the state D-E-C withdraw plans for new liquefied natural gas ...

Cuomo announces "Sandy"-inspired reforms to help storm victims

10.29.13 | Bob Price

A year after Superstorm Sandy, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced new rules for responding to disasters that are meant to provide faster and better service for victims. The state has established an expedited claims process to get insurance money ...

Congressman Reed wants answers into Obamacare website problems

10.29.13 | Bob Price

New York Congressman Tom Reed sits on a Committee that will be grilling federal officials today about the problems plaguing the Obamacare website. The House Ways and Means committee is investigating why the federal government decided to launch the ...

NY A-G : release Attica sealed documents

10.28.13 | Bob Price

New York's attorney general has asked a state judge to release sealed documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison. Eric Schneiderman calls it an effort to reveal the full history of the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion and ...

O'Mara supports casino expansion

10.28.13 | Bob Price

New York State Senator Tom O’Mara is pushing for the referendum to expand casino gambling in New York State. Voters will decide the fate of Proposition 1 on election Day November 5th. O’Mara says approving the referendum will be a ...

Red Cross making changes 1 year after Superstorm Sandy

10.25.13 | Bob Price

After enduring some criticism over its performance during Superstorm Sandy, the American Red Cross has agreed to make changes in the way it solicits donations after major disasters to avoid potential confusion over how that aid money is likely to ...

NY education chief hears from Common Core critics

10.25.13 | Bob Price

State Education Commissioner John King Jr. told an audience of parents and teachers yesterday that New York is not going to delay the new Common Core standards, but is open to making changes going forward. The new standards, have been adopted by ...

Drug Buy Back Program

10.24.13 | Jeremy Miller

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is calling for the federal government to fund a drug buyback program in an attempt to prevent the drugs from falling into the wrong hands. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has something called drug take back ...

174,000 Signed Up so far for ObamaCare in NY

10.24.13 | Bob Price

New York's health insurance marketplace reported Wednesday having received 174,000 completed applications for new coverage starting next year, accounting for a large share of initial signups nationally under the Affordable Care Act. Nationwide, ...

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