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NY May Get Stricter Boating Laws

05.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York state lawmakers are pushing for better boating safety. On Monday, they continued to push for requiring boating safety courses for new operators, after a number of deaths in recent years. The bill would require boaters operating ...

NY Assembly Speaker Says He's Not Leaving His Job

05.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has no plans to step down. Silver apologized Monday for his handling of the sexual harassment scandal involving disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez, but said he has no plans to step down from the post he's held ...

Voting Day Is Tuesday In NY & PA

05.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Tomorrow is Primary Day in Pennsylvania and School Budget Day in New York. There are two huge votes in both states.  In Pennsylvania, voters will be deciding party reps for the fall election in local and county-wide races.  Remember, this ...

Vito Lopez Steps Down

05.20.13 |

New York Assemblyman Vito Lopez officially resigned today amid a sexual harassment scandel that threatened to bring down one of the states' most powerful Democrats. The 72 year-old Lopez stepped down officially at nine o'clock this morning.  ...

Gillibrand Proposes Bill To Help Students Pay Back Student Loans

05.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The legislation would allow students who are repaying federal loans to refinance at a lower interest rate. Senator Gillibrand says students with federal loans with an interest rate of four percent or higher would be eligible for the savings.  ...

Obama Administration Says All Natural Gas Drilling Companies Must Disclose Chemicals

05.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Obama administration said Thursday it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The new "fracking" rule replaces a draft proposed last year ...

Oneidas Reach Deal With Albany On Casino Rights

05.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Oneida Indian nation has reached a deal with Albany on a decade-old dispute over casino rights. The Oneidas were granted exclusive casino rights in central New York under a deal reached Thursday that will send 25 percent of the slot machine ...

Major Natural Gas Company Eyes Pipeline Through Central NY

05.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Millennium Pipeline Corporation LLC on May 9 sent letters to officials in municipalities along its path- Union, Maine, Nanticoke and Lisle in northern Broome County- notifying them of the preliminary plans: a 60-mile extension pipeline from the ...

Ultimate Fighting Champions Rally For The Sport In NY

05.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Ultimate fighting champions are in New York state to promote the sport here. Competitors Uriah Hall and Ryan LaFlare say they want to be able to practice their occupation in their home state of New York. They joined gym owners and other supporters ...

Cuomo Wants Towns To Consolidate to Save Cash

05.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is offering cash to towns if they consolidate. Local governments would be eligible for a portion of 80 million dollars in state aid of they agree to recommendations made by a new state financial restructuring board. ...

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