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NY SAFE Act Opt Out Form Deadline Is Wednesday

05.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's pistol permit holders face a deadline tomorrow to submit their opt-out forms. Those are the forms that keep your records confidential. Individuals can submit an opt-out form after the May 15th deadline, but their records will not be ...

Cuomo Urges Lawmakers To Keep Their Eyes On Their Work; Not Political Scandals

05.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said all the political scandals shouldn't derail this legislative session. He still wants to pass a women's rights bill that expands abortion, plan Las Vegas style casinos in upstate, and create a board to restructure ...

Smoking Ban Reinstated In New York

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The smoking ban at New York state parks has been reinstated for the summer. It means you can't smoke at playgrounds, swimming pools, beaches, pavilions, boardwalks, athletic fields, and within 50 feet of buildings at 79 state parks and 37 historic ...

Will Obama Administration Fight Unlimited Access To The Morning After Pill?

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Today is the last day to halt implementation of the morning after pill for girls, and the case is being heard in New York. President Obama's administration, which has said it's against unrestricted sales of the pill, is running out of time to halt ...

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 ...

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