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New York's Abortion Bill Nears Completion

05.02.13 |

Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday the bill is nearly done-- but does not have enough support yet to overcome Republican opposition in the Senate. He said special attention is being paid to the wording, hoping changing the language will sway ...

NY Considers Bill To Make It Easier To Care For Elderly Family Members

05.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The bill, which is expected to pass the state senate, would simplify the process for individuals who act as legal guardians to family members across state lines. Right now, if somebody has a guardianship and goes to another state, you have to go ...

NY To Hear Property Tax Lawsuit In June

04.30.13 |

This is a case that affects all homeowners and all teachers in New York state. The Empire State is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the teacher's union against the 2-percent property tax cap, enacted in 2011. The state argues the law is ...

New York Considers Banning Anyone Under 21 From Buying Tobacco Products

04.29.13 |

New York lawmakers are proposing raising the age for tobacco purchases. Following New York City's lead, lawmakers have taken up the cause to raise the minimum age from 18 to 21 statewide. State Senator Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal ...

Amber Alert App For New York

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

If you live in New York, you can now get updates from the Amber Alert System on your cell phone. The state upgraded the system Thursday, and it allows cell users to receive free automatic updates. Amber Alerts are emergency notices activated in the ...

Federal Judge Says Kids Will Be Held Accountable If They Miss Common Core Tests In NY

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Parents who yanked their kids out of New York's Common Core tests the past couple of weeks will pay the price. On Thursday, a federal judge backed the Governor. The case was brought by parents Melissa and Craig Barber, whose son Hunter was held out ...

Police Calm The Crowd Over the SAFE Act In Batavia

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

350 people packed an auditorium at Genesee Community College in Batavia New York last night to vent their frustrations about the SAFE Act. They listened to a panel of politicians and law enforcement officers who calmed the crowd. Police promised ...

High School Math Not Needed At Work; Study Shows

04.25.13 |

Three-fourths of Americans don't have any practical use for the math they learned beyond elementary school, according to a new study from Northwestern University.  Less than a quarter said they used anything more complicated than basic ...

NY Prison System May Be Releasing Convicts Without Warning

04.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York state prison system is coming under fire for not informing victims or prosecutors when it places a convict into an early release program. Some convicts can be enrolled in a military-style boot camp program that allows them to be ...

NY Eyeing Amendment To Toss Lawmakers In Recall Elections

04.25.13 |

Some Republicans in the New York State Assembly are calling for a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to recall their elected officials for corruption and other reasons. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb says recall elections are ...

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