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Property Taxes And New York Schools: Things Look Good For Homeowners This Year

05.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A mere 4 percent of school districts in New York will try to get voter approval to override the state's property tax cap this time around. Only 28 of the 669 districts who filed their budget proposals with the state said they would seek approval of ...

Casino War: Governor Cuomo Gives Indians An Ultimatum

05.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Cuomo said he would stay out of Indian territory when casino-planting, if the Indians reach agreements with the state. Some upstate Indian tribes have been withholding 500-million dollars for years in a dispute over gaming rights; but they ...

Upstate NY Property Taxes Highest In The State; When You Consider Home Value

05.09.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Upstate New York cities pay the highest tax rates in the state. That's even though the value of their homes is quite low, a report from the Empire Center found on Wednesday. One example is Binghamton, where the owner of an 80-thousand dollar home ...

NY Congressman Tom Reed Has Gastric Bypass Surgery

05.09.13 |

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie isn't the only one who's had weight loss surgery this year. New York Congressman Tom Reed said Wednesday he had gastric bypass surgery the same month as Christie on February 28th. A doctor told Tom Reed he could ...

Tyndale House Publishers Scores A Victory On The HHS Mandate

05.08.13 | Sarah Harnisch

At the government's own request, a federal appellate court has dismissed the Obama administration's appeal of the HHS birth control mandate against a bible publisher. The administration's defeat marks the first total appellate victory on any ...

More NY Politicians To Be Accused Of Corruption Today

05.08.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There are another 6 elected officials under investigation in New York state. It's all linked to the case of ex-senator Shirley Huntley, who wore a wire and recorded conversations for police while they were investigating political corruption in ...

NY Landowners Would See A 15 Percent Income Spike If High-Volume Hydrofracking Is Approved

05.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A new report shows exactly how much cash families in New York would make on average if high-volume hydrofracking was approved. The report from the Empire Center for New York State Policy found each family that allows drilling would see, on average, ...

NY Considering Allowing Dogs In Courtrooms, For Adults Without A Disability

05.07.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a bill in the works in New York to allow dogs into courtrooms to comfort testifying victims. They are called facility dogs and right now, they're only used to calm children that testify. But a case is being made that they can also calm ...

Thousands of Churches Attend Webcast Sunday; And Consider Ousting The Boy Scouts

05.06.13 |

Thousands of churches across the United States say they will disband their boy scout troops if the ban on openly gay scouts is lifted. Pastor Robert Hall of Calvary Chapel Rio Rancho in California took part in a webcast Sunday rallying opposition ...

Cuomo Family Member Says It's Time For A Female President

05.06.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Maria Cuomo-Cole - the sister of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo - tweeted a message last week saying she's behind an effort to get a woman in the White House in 2016.  Cuomo-Cole is backing EMILY's List - an initiative that just last week ...

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