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Hollywood Gets A Free Pass On The Safe ACT

02.28.13 |

You have to obey New York's Safe ACT, the new gun control law, but it's possible Hollywood may not. Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders may exempt film productions from the stingent assault weapons ban passed last month. He told reporters ...

Landowners Finalize Details to Sue NY Over High Volume Hydrofracking Delay

02.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Landowners fed up with delays to high-volume hydrofracking in New york are forging ahead with their lawsuit against the state. The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York announced on Wednesday that it is seeking plaintiffs for its eventual suit, ...

Side By Side Comparison Of NY's Reproductive Health Act and Roe V. Wade

02.27.13 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the up-and-coming bills in the New York State legislature the Family Life newsroom is keeping its eye on is the Repdroductive Health Act, which would expand abortion in the Empire State. Now, there's a new tool to help you understand the ...

NY Gun Enthusiasts Pack For Trip To The State Capitol Thursday

02.27.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Gun rights supporters are already heading to Albany for what's said to be the largest rally against the SAFE Act to date. Thousands are traveling to the state capitol on Thursday from noon to 4. The event will feature the president of the National ...

NY Looks To Replace The GED Test

02.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York State is mulling an alternative to the GED exam, the one you take you get a high school equivalancy diploma. Since World War 2, all adults who have sought that diploma have taken the GED. Next year, students may have a choice of tests as ...

NYS Fair Wants You To Name The Theme This Year

02.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Agriculture officials are asking New Yorkers to come up with a theme for this year’s state fair. It's a first for the Great New York State Fair. Past themes have included “Discover America in the Heart of NY” and “It Just ...

New York Sets Up Phone Line For Unfair Gas Prices

02.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York state has set up a hotline to report suspected gas gouging.  They're watching for unfair pricing at the pump. The hotline number is1-800-214-4372. Meanwhile, gas prices are continuing their steady and nonstop climb.  The the ...

NY's Minimum Wage Hike In Jeopardy

02.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's minimum wage may not pass after all. It seemed to be almost a sure thing a few weeks ago, but lawmakers return from recess on Tuesday, and suddenly, favor is swinging against a hike. Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos said it's a ...

The Lights Are Back On In Bath, NY

02.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

It took over 3 days, but the city of Bath, New York, population 56-hundred, finally has all its lights back on. Work crews completed repairs at the damaged Wilson street substation Tuesday afternoon. They say everything is now back to normal. Up to ...

Groups Demand Details On Cuomo's Abortion Bill

02.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Groups across the state of New York are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to make his abortion bill public. Until now, the bill, which falls under the Women's Equality Act, hasn't been fully laid out. Conservative groups across the state, the ...

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