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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...

Education experts in NY question whether the first in the nation free college tuition plan should be a model for other states

04.17.17 | Jeremy Miller

Experts say offers the plan which covers tuition at public colleges for students whose families earn less that $125,000 a year or less offers the least assistance to the neediest students whose tuition is already covered by other...

The IRS is extending the tax-filing deadline for small businesses in NY affected by winter storm Stella

03.16.17 | Jeremy Miller

Senator Chuck Schumer's office said the IRS responded to letter he sent earlier this week on behalf of his constituents asking the agency to extend the March 15 deadline because of power outages and inclement weather.A Schumer spokesman says the...

Legislation in NY to exempt farm dogs from animal cruelty laws has been withdrawn after facing criticism from animal rights groups

02.10.17 | Jeremy Miller

The bill's aim was to ensure farmers did not face neglect charges by making dogs work outside on hot or cold days. It would have legally reclassified farm dogs as "livestock'' not "domesticated animals.'' The Humane Society said the bill...

Gov. Cuomo is taking his idea to make college tuition-free directly to college students

02.08.17 | Jeremy Miller

The governor launched the campaign to build support for the Excelsior Scholarship proposal telling students at Buffalo State College that about 80% of families would qualify.        The estimated $163 million...

The National Women's Hall of Fame will announce its 2017 inductees

02.06.17 | Jeremy Miller

The inductees will be announced Tuesday at the Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls, the site of the first Women's Rights Convention. Hall Co-President Betty Bayer says they will reveal the ten women who will be inducted into the hall in September.So...

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