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NY's Governor Keeps Property Tax Cap In Place

09.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York state's property tax cap will stay at 2-percent. Governor Andrew Cuomo won wide support last year when he said local towns can't raise your property taxes more then 2-percent a year. Well, he's done it again. For the second straight year, ...

New York Launches New App To Let You Look For Parks By Activity

09.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Where can you go camping or boating at a New York State park near you? The state now has an App for that. The New York State Parks system has launched a new, free application for smartphones that allows users to locate info on 178 different state ...

Two NY Lawmakers That Voted For Gay Marriage Are Still Awaiting Their Fate

09.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are still no results yet for the two Republican lawmakers that voted in favor of same sex marriage. Will they keep their jobs?The primary last Thursday in New York fired a political warning shot to gop lawmakers across the country. Two of the ...

Cuomo Swears He's Not Even Considering A Run For President

09.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

If New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the Democrats' short list for President in 2016, he certainly isn't acting like it.  Cuomo has not been a high profile surrogate for the president, he hasn't campaigned for endangered democrats in ...

Obama, Gillibrand Are Owning The Empire State

09.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A Quinnipiac poll out Thursday shows President Obama and Kirsten Gillibrand are sailing in New York State. Obama has a 62 to 34 percent lead against Mitt Romney among likely voters, and Kirsten Gillibrand is leading 64 to 27 percent against Wendy ...

NY Primary Vote Still Being Tallied On 2 of 3 Lawmakers Who Supported Same Sex Marriage

09.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Two state senators who voted in favor of same sex marriage last year in New york state are facing primary races so close that we won't know the results until after absentee ballots are counted. Senator Roy McDonald, of the capitol region, trailed ...

It's Primary Day In New York State

09.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Polls opened at 6 a.m. in Erie county; noon for the rest of the state, and remain open until 9 tonight. The elections today begin a remake of the state legislature, with an unusually high number of retirements, 20 assembly members and 4 state ...

NY Schools May Loose Millions In Cash Because of Paperwork Shuffling

09.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York school districts might miss a self-imposed deadline to have teacher and principal evaluation plans in place. Each state was ordered by the federal government to set up a system where teacher's jobs were based, at least in part, on ...

Fall Could Be Warmer Then Usual, Too

09.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Summer 2012 was officially the third-hottest on record, and fall is gearing up to be steamier then usual, too. The National Climactic Data Center in North Carolina said 80 million americans suffered through 100 degree heat, and for the entire year ...

9-11 "Surfer" Tells How He Freefell 15 Stories And Survived The Twin Towers Attack

09.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Just when you think you've heard every survivor's story from the World Trade Center Towers, yet another one emerges. Pasquale Buzzelli was knocked unconcious after freefalling 15 stories. He told NBC: "a split second later, I looked up with my ...

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