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NY's Reproductive Care Act May Not Pass The State Senate

01.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a bill our newsroom is closely watching in New York State called the Reproductive Care Act, that would allow partial birth abortions all nine months, and force faith based hospitals to offer abortions. It looks like Governor Andrew Cuomo ...

NY Senate Considering Tax Breaks For Businesses That Hire Vets

01.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a bill in the New York Senate in the works that would give a tax break to any business that hires young, unemployed veterans. It would allow businesses to recieve a state tax cut of up to 10 percent of a veteran's salary, or 15 percent of ...

New York Strawberry Crop is Down

01.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Federal agriculture officials say New York state's strawberry crop took a hit last year, but blueberry production was up. The Department of Agriculture says strawberry production dropped to 3-point-2 million pounds, down 11 percent from 2011. Many ...

Hornell, NY Post Office First In The Nation To Display Soldier's Name Outside

01.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Hornell, New York post office has been renamed in honor of fallen marine Zachary Smith, who was killed in Afghanistan 3 years ago. It took an act of Congress and the President's signature to get the designation. The Hornell facility is the ...

Mayors Across NY State To Look At Andrew Cuomo's Budget

01.28.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $136 billion spending plan will be put to its toughest examination yet starting today, when a series of hearings kick off critiquing every area of the budget. Mayors and local officials will have ...

Homes Are Selling In New York

01.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A Siena College real estate poll released Thursday found in the fourth quarter of 2012, New Yorkers as a whole feel that the market has turned and their home value has increased. That's the first time in three years confidence is up. The confidence ...

Frostbite Symptoms Laid Out

01.24.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Last night was the most bitter night of the year so far. Temperatures dropped another ten degrees in some parts of the listening area. Erin Cornell, the Communications Director for the Red Cross in southwestern New York, checked in with our ...

NY's Assembly, Senate May Pass Minimum Wage Hike

01.24.13 |

It's looking more and more like New York may pass a minimum wage hike. Governor Cuomo proposed raising the minimum wage from 7-25 an hour to 8-75 an hour during his State of the State address, and now it looks like a compromise is brewing in the ...

Guidelines To Help You Follow The SAFE Gun Control Act In New York

01.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

More police officers are taking aim at the strict new gun control measures in New York. Steuben County Sheriff David Cole says there's no way his deputies can enforce the law. The Deputies Association of Steuben County says the S.A.F.E. Act goes ...

The "Dream Act" Is In The Works For New York State

01.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Dream Act is a bill that provides financial aid to college-bound illegal immigrants, and it's already been written up for the Empire state. Here, it's called the "Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act", and it's being pushed ...

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