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NY Senate approves automatic voter registration bill

06.20.19 | Bob Price

The new measure would make registering to vote an "opt-out" program as opposed to "opt-in." AVR would allow eligible New Yorkers to register to vote when they interact with a government agency, such as the DMV--streamlining the process, and...

Rec. pot is still a possibility in New York

06.19.19 | Bob Price, Brandon Dickson

The state legislative session is "supposed" to end today, but Democratic lawmakers are making a midnight push to pass a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana. Republican Assemblyman Phil Palmesano notes, "no one wants to talk about the...

Empire State could become home to toughest U.S. emission standards

06.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Under the Senate bill, New York would generate 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2050. The Democrat-controlled state Assembly is expected to vote on it today, the last...

Gov. Cuomo signs legislation that grants driver's licenses to illegal immigrants

06.18.19 | Bob Price

The bill's sponsor sees no potential problems with the Greenlight Law. Yet, skeptics are worried about fraud and abuse. Republicans don't believe immigrants should be rewarded for being in the country, illegally. Democrats argue the law will...

Giving the Greenlight Bill a go in NY?

06.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

Sources say the state Senate will hold a vote this week on a measure that would extend access to driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants living in New York. The legislation previously passed this month in the Assembly and with two...

Oh say, can you sing? NY State Fair looks for N. Anthem singers

06.17.19 | Bob Price

13 Brave individuals are needed to sing the National Anthem every morning of the annual event at Chevy Court in Syracuse as part of the fair's Star Spangled Challenge." You can go to the New York State Fair website for details. This year's fair...

A group is looking for new ways to utilize the Erie Canal

06.17.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The new 19-member task force has been enlisted to kick start fresh uses for the nearly 200-year-old waterway. Public meetings will soon be announced across New York state. The goal: to enhance tourism and economic development while reducing...

Rare 13-star American flags will be on display at Museum of Rev. War

06.14.19 | Terry Diener

Antique flag dealer and expert Jeff Bridgman has loaned the historic flags to the Philadelphia museum for display starting today, which is Flag Day. The flags feature 32 arrangements of 13 stars representing the 13 original Colonies. There was...

Religious exemption eliminated in NY state

06.14.19 | Bob Price

Governor Cuomo signed the controversial bill into law last night that repeals the exemption which allowed parents of children to cite their religious beliefs to opt a kid out of the vaccines required for school enrollment. Religious exemption...

Board says former prison tailor will spend at least 2 more years behind bars

06.14.19 | Bill Price

Joyce Mitchell, who helped two killers escape from an upstate New York prison two years ago was denied parole Thursday. Mitchel is serving up to seven years for helping Richard Matt and David Sweat in the Clinton County Correctional Facility in...

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