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NY ranger takes to the air to aid Alaska

07.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says one of their forest rangers will go to Alaska to assist in the containment of wildfires. The ranger will be there for two weeks to serve as a helicopter manager in Alaska's Delta...

Empire State takes steps to tighten the reigns on campaign finance

07.05.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

State leaders have selected at least nine people to implement public campaign finance rules for legislative offices--authorizing up to $100 million a year in public funds. The statewide system is meant to trim the influence of big money in...

Audit shows NY's new welcome centers have cost millions more than planned

07.05.19 | Brandon Dickson

The comptroller's report claims taxpayers have paid $12 million more than expected. The inspection revealed the state DOT underestimated the construction costs. However, transportation officials are disputing the report. They say one of the...

New leader for NY Republicans is calling for a conservative comeback

07.02.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Nick Langworthy replaces Ed Cox as the state GOP chairman. Langworthy says just because New York is one of the "brightest blue" states, it doesn't mean Republicans are obsolete. At 38-years-old, Langworthy is the youngest chairman in the...

A NY univ. tries to tackle tick-borne illnesses

07.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Upstate Medical University in Syracuse is teaming up with the CDC in launching a program to combat the spread of lyme disease. Since some people don't know what a tick looks like, the state has set up a tick identification program.  It...

Watch your speed this week in NY

07.01.19 | Brandon Dickson

Police in New York state are increasing patrols to target and ticket reckless, aggressive, and impaired drivers during the Fourth of July holiday. Cops will set up sobriety checkpoints through Friday, and will be on the lookout for drivers...

Gov. Cuomo has signed the law banning "gay or trans alarm" as legal defense

07.01.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Now in New York, any person charge for 2nd degree murder will not be able to use the “panic” legal defense following an inappropriate advance or the discovery of a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. New York...

A NY co. clerk asks feds if illegal immigrant license law violates Constit.

06.28.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Saratogo County Clerk Craig Hayner is spearheading an effort seeking clarification from the DOJ on whether on not the New York law is constitutional. He has written to President Trump on behalf of dozens of other county clerks near...

Get ready to pay more to heat your home and drive your car in NY

06.28.19 | Bob Price

It's thanks to the landmark climate change law signed by Governor Cuomo. Energy experts say the cost of weaning the Empire State off of fossil fuels will hit consumers where it hurts--in their wallet. The soon-to-be-law sets aggressive, legally...

Toll hike means you'll pay more for infrastructure and access to NYC airports

06.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has proposed raising tolls at its bridges and tunnels and hiking fares on its PATH rail service and on trains to JFK and Newark airports. It’s also seeking a $4 surcharge on taxis and...

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