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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 ...

6 to 8 Weeks of Waiting Before Dryden, Middlefield Gas Drilling Decision

03.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There was a major court case out of Dryden and Middlefield New York Thursday over whether or not towns or landowners had the right to control gas drilling. Four appellate judges seemed skeptical of both side's claims, peppering attorneys with an ...

At Least 9 More Days of Bitter Cold Ahead for NY and PA

03.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

How much longer will New York and Pennsylvania have to suffer through the cold temperatures? Our average highs are barely climbing out of the 20's, and this is weather that's typical of early to late January. Forecasters say the jet stream is a lot ...

Second Lawsuit Filed Against NY's SAFE Act

03.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A group has filed a lawsuit against New York's gun control law, the SAFE act. The state Rifle and Pistol Assocation filed a lawsuit in Buffalo Thursday, saying the law violates the Second Amendment. The group is the Empire State's arm of the ...

NY Has A Budget Deal

03.21.13 |

Governor Cuomo and lawmakers reached a deal on a 135 billion dollar budget late Wednesday night, but they left any changes to the gun law out of it for now. The budget would extend higher taxes on millionaires; provide a 350 dollar rebate check ...

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