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New Yorkers Will Have To Pay Online Sales Tax

03.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

In a 4 to 1 vote, New York's high court has ok'd online sales tax. The ruling came despite the pleas of stores like Amazon and Overstock.com.  Amazon had argued the law is a violatiion of the U.S. Constitution's commerce clause, but the court ...

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced In New York

03.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill to legalize medical marijuana has officially been introduced in the New York State Assembly. In the past, the bill has soared through the Assembly but halted in the Senate. The lawmaker behind the assembly version says he now has sponsors in ...

New York Has A Budget

03.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Assembly has passed a 141 billion dollar budget. It includes an incremental minimum wage hike from 7-25 an hour to 9 dollars; 300 million in small business tax credits, a 350-dollar rebate check for families, and indefinitely ...

NY Farmers Say Cold Spring Will Mean A Heartier Harvest

03.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The snow may be a burden to some, but farmers across New York state aren't complaining. Ask a farmer in the business of maple syrup, apples, or cherries how they feel about a cold spring- and they say good things come to those who wait. One farmer ...

Temperatures Should Return To Normal In April

03.27.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York and Pennsylvania are about 15 degrees cooler then they should be this time of year. But there is good news on the horizon. Forecasters say the chilly March will give way to a much warmer April. In New York, 24 of 35 cities were snowier ...

NY Minimum Wage Bill To Be Paid For By Taxpayers

03.27.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Much of New York's minimum wage increase will be paid for by taxpayers. The details of how the "minimum wage reimbursement credit" would be paid for has been spelled out at the bottom of a revenue bill. By 2016, the state minimum wage is set to ...

Details of the Rebate Checks Coming in 2014 For Middle Class New Yorkers

03.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

We're learning more about a rebate check going out to middle class families in New York next year, courtesy of the state budget. Anyone making between 40-thousand and 300-thousand dollars dollars a year with at least one child under the age of 18 ...

NY Homeowners Have To Re-apply for STAR Property Tax Rebate

03.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

If you want a STAR property tax rebate in New York State, you'll have to apply for it again. Because of widespread reports of abuse and fraud, lawmakers said anyone who wants the rebate, which can be worth anywhere from 300 to a thousand dollars ...

Dairy Farms Can't Keep Up With Yogurt Plants In NY

03.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Yogurt production is growing in New York state, but the cow herds aren't. Greek yogurt has gone from being a niche product to bringing in a billion dollars a year, and New York is a huge beneficiary. But the state has stayed stagnant at ...

Ellis Island To Stay Closed in 2013

03.25.13 |

You'll be able to visit the Statue of Liberty as of July 4th, but not the Ellis Island immigration museum, if you head to New York City. The museum sustained severe damage from the surging waters of Superstorm Sandy October 29th. The storm brought ...

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