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NY state could adopt its own version of net neutrality

01.23.18 | Bob Price, Jeremy Miller

Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy and Senator David Carlucci want to ban companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic. A federal net neutrality rule was recently repealed by the Federal Communications...

NY state is sending National Guard members to help fight the CA wildfires

12.15.17 | Jeremy Miller

The nine airmen are all members of the 174th Attack Wing in Mattydale, in central New York. They include pilots, sensor and camera operators, and image analysts. The teams will use drone surveillance to capture up-the-to-minute information on...

NY state is offering $59 million to help homeowners winterize for the cold

11.01.17 | Jeremy Miller

Governor Cuomo says the funding will support an existing program that helps homeowners install better insulation, upgrade heating systems, and find and plug exterior leaks. Officials say these kinds of weatherization techniques can save 20% of...

TSA heads to 'SYR' to rollout new security checkpoint procedures

10.09.17 | Jeremy Miller

The new checkpoint procedure is being launched at airports nationwide because of an increased threat to aviation security. TSA officials will explain new procedures at Hancock International Airport in Syracuse airport tomorrow. The new policy...

NY state lawmakers seek to protect residents from identity theft

09.25.17 | Jeremy Miller

The sate Senate committee plans to hold a hearing Thursday in Albany to learn more about the problem and the best ways to protect personal information. The hearing comes after a massive breach at the credit reporting firm Equifax exposed...

A former NY mafia hit man has been released early from federal prison

09.22.17 | Jeremy Miller

An attorney for Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano says his 72-year-old client was released Monday from an Arizona prison, but wouldn't disclose where Gravano served his time, or where he plans to live now that he's a free man. Thomas Farinella...

Feds say NY pays billions to health care providers who don't follow the medicaid rules

09.13.17 | Jeremy Miller

A report by the office of the inspector general found that many providers failed to document patient assessments or provide written care plans to elderly and disabled New Yorkers receiving at-home care. The report calculates the state may have...

NY is giving hundreds of foster families a chance to go camping for free this summer.

08.15.17 | Jeremy Miller

The state sends out 500 camping gift cards and Empire Passes to foster families around the state. The $80 gift cards can cover a two-night stay at a state camp site, or supplies from the state Parks Dept. The Empire Pass is for day-use vehicle...

NY state lawmakers are returning to Albany after the regular session ended

06.28.17 | Jeremy Miller

Cuomo formally ordered the Senate and the Assembly to reconvene.The 15-year policy giving Democratic Mayor Bill De Blasio control over his city's schools expires Friday if lawmakers do nothing. Many lawmakers want the special session to also...

NY is accepting public comments on new learning standards to replace the Common Core

05.08.17 | Jeremy Miller

The revised standards will be presented to the policy making Board of Regents tomorrow and public comments are being accepted until June 2nd.State education officials released the standards last week, following a two-year process that included...

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