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NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls for regional approach to recreational marijuana

09.25.19 | Bob Price

Cuomo is in Connecticut today to try to get neighboring states to work together on "pot policies" that also address vaping products. The governor says pot legalization is a top priority for next year's legislative session. Opponents argue in...

Big bundle of money coming to bomb squads in the Empire State

09.23.19 | Brandon Dickson

A dozen local squads will share a $2 million federal grant for equipment and training. The funding will focus on combating threats from improvised explosive devices or IED's. Rochester, Syracuse and Endicott along with Erie, Chautauqua, Monroe...

NY state police could be the next agency to utilize body cameras

09.23.19 | Bob Price

State Senator Patrick Gallivan says there's no question that body cameras are a useful tool, but says policing is still about human interaction. That said, Gallivan admits cops who wear cameras tend to behave better than those who don't. He...

Parents of NY BOCES student sue state over new child vaccine law

09.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

Carl Schwartz says the Monroe No. 1 BOCES is refusing to accept his son's medical exemption to the mandatory shots. The 11 year-old is autistic and non-verbal and for years has had a physician's letter exempting him from vaccines for medical...

Catholic Diocese of Buffalo bound for bankruptcy?

09.20.19 | Bob Price

Embattled Bishop Richard Malone says he’s close to making a decision on whether the diocese will file Chapter 11. When all is said and done, he expects nearly 300 lawsuits to be filed against the church under the Child Victims Act. The...

Senator aims to make NY first state to require colleges pay student athletes

09.19.19 | Bob Price

Democrat Kevin Parker's bill would give college athletes the right to sell the rights to their own names, images and likenesses. Any revenue generated would be equally divided among all student athletes who compete at the school. Parker modeled...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand pushes to make NY flood insurance more affordable

09.19.19 | Brandon Dickson

Kirsten Gillibrand is fighting for a proposal that would provide vouchers for homeowners and renters--if their premium causes their housing costs to exceed 30% of the adjusted gross income. Currently, premiums can more than double every four...

Gov. Cuomo’s controversial license-plate-replacement plan hits 'end-of-the-road'

09.18.19 | Bill Price

The proposal to charge motorists $25 for a new plate will not move forward. Rochester's Joe Lake says he's pleased the state has "put-the-brakes" on the plan. Cuomo had claimed that the new plates were needed in order to comply with the state's...

Health panel approves ban on flavored e-cigarettes sales in New York

09.18.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Empire State is now the first to officially enact the "flavor" ban following a vote by the Public Health and Health Planning Council. The ban takes effect immediately, and retailers will have two weeks to remove merchandise from their...

The Buffalo Skyway could soon take on a whole new shape and purpose

09.18.19 | Brandon Dickson

A plan to turn the four-mile bridge connecting downtown with the south-towns into an elevated park with views of Lake Erie and the Buffalo waterfront has won a highly-contested design competition. The "City of Lights" design has gained a pretty...

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