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Gillibrand Proposes Bill To Help Students Pay Back Student Loans

05.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The legislation would allow students who are repaying federal loans to refinance at a lower interest rate. Senator Gillibrand says students with federal loans with an interest rate of four percent or higher would be eligible for the savings.  ...

Obama Administration Says All Natural Gas Drilling Companies Must Disclose Chemicals

05.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Obama administration said Thursday it will require companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The new "fracking" rule replaces a draft proposed last year ...

Oneidas Reach Deal With Albany On Casino Rights

05.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Oneida Indian nation has reached a deal with Albany on a decade-old dispute over casino rights. The Oneidas were granted exclusive casino rights in central New York under a deal reached Thursday that will send 25 percent of the slot machine ...

Major Natural Gas Company Eyes Pipeline Through Central NY

05.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Millennium Pipeline Corporation LLC on May 9 sent letters to officials in municipalities along its path- Union, Maine, Nanticoke and Lisle in northern Broome County- notifying them of the preliminary plans: a 60-mile extension pipeline from the ...

Ultimate Fighting Champions Rally For The Sport In NY

05.16.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Ultimate fighting champions are in New York state to promote the sport here. Competitors Uriah Hall and Ryan LaFlare say they want to be able to practice their occupation in their home state of New York. They joined gym owners and other supporters ...

Cuomo Wants Towns To Consolidate to Save Cash

05.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is offering cash to towns if they consolidate. Local governments would be eligible for a portion of 80 million dollars in state aid of they agree to recommendations made by a new state financial restructuring board. ...

NY Patient's Info Released Accidently

05.15.13 |

As many as 10-thousand patients in upstate New York may have had their patient data released. The error happened Monday afternoon by a company called Dent Neurological Institute in Amherst, New York, after an attachment was accident attached to an ...

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 ...

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