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Thruway Meets Today; No Word On Tollway Increases

12.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Thruway meets today, but they are mum on a 45-percent toll hike for trucks on the state's longest tolled road. The Thruway board is set to discuss a bridge in the lower Hudson Valley, but the toll hike was left off their agenda. ...

Republican NY Senator Who Voted For Gay Rights Is Out

12.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Republican who cast the last vote for gay marriage in New York is out. Veteran State Senator Steven Saland's defeat means 3 of the 4 Republicans who cast crucial votes for gay marriage in 2011 won't be returning to the Senate. Saland's ...

NY Again Trying To Ban Smoking In State Parks

12.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

This, after a previous attempt was thwarted by a smoker's rights group. The State Office of Parks and Recreation has proposed regulations that would prohibit smoking near playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming pools, and other highly used areas at ...

Non-Profits Political Giving To Be Watched In NY

12.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's top law enforcement official is going after not-for-profits.  Attorney General Erik Schneiderman wants to force charities and ministries to disclose their political spending on state and local races, starting next year. He said "the ...

Stem Cell Research Center Opens In NY

12.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The University of Rochester has opened the first stem cell research clean room in New York State. It means stem cell research will be expedited in a brand new 3.5 million dollar facility. The room opened Wednesday at the University of Rochester ...

NY To Sue Environmental Protection Agency Over Methane In Gas Drilling

12.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York and six other states plan to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over methane emissions from oil and gas drilling. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman claims in a release Tuesday that the EPA is violating the Clean Air Act by ...

Rochester, NY Ranks Second In The Nation For Volunteers

12.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A town in upstate New York won a neat honor this week. Rochester, New York's volunteers are ranked second in the nation, behind only Minneapolis, Saint Paul. The annual Volunteering in America survey, sponsored by the federal government, listed the ...

The Flu Is Now Widespread In NY, PA

12.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

State health experts say cases of the virus have been reported in 47 counties in New York, and the number of cases in Pennsylvania has doubled in the past week, and half the state has been hit. Pediatrician Dr. Robin Altman tells Family Life News, ...

Nation's Highest Court To Hear Prayer Case Out Of Greece, NY

12.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Alliance Defending Freedom is calling on the nine most powerful justices in America, the U.S. Supreme Court, to hear the case.  A lower court has struck down prayer at public meetings in the Rochester suburb - unless and until - officials are ...

Fire District Elections Today In NY

12.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Fire district elections are today across New York state. Voters across the state will elect hundreds of fire district commissioners today. What is a fire district commissioner? They control how your tax dollars are spent in a firehouse, and more ...

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