State News

David Caplan
June 10, 2019 - 6:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (1010 WINS/AP) -- Andy Cohen has joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in pushing to legalize paid gestational surrogacy, in which a woman is compensated for carrying a baby for its parents. The "Watch What Happens Live'' host and the Democratic governor held a news conference Monday in...
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Albany Legislature
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June 10, 2019 - 3:01 pm
New York state would legalize the buying and selling of sex under a proposal introduced in the state Legislature that would lift criminal penalties for sex work.
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Marijuana dispensary
Doug Hood
June 10, 2019 - 10:24 am
A newly published poll from Siena College shows New York state residents strongly support legalizing recreational marijuana but not legislation that would permit driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally.
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Millennials moving
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Adam Warner
June 10, 2019 - 9:42 am
Rich millennials are abandoning New York more than any other state, according to a new study.
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June 07, 2019 - 3:03 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Lawmakers in New York have voted to exempt nursing mothers from jury duty. The Senate and Assembly this week both passed legislation which would permit women to delay jury duty up to two years if they are breastfeeding a baby. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, a Bronx Democrat who...
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Limo Crash
June 06, 2019 - 7:10 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York Senate approved new safety regulations Thursday for limousines, following an upstate crash that killed 20 people last fall. The nine bills endorsed Thursday include provisions that would require large stretch limos to have seat belts, increase licensing...
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New York State Capitol building
Andrew Weber
June 05, 2019 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A new report finds over $63,000 was paid out of New York's Medicaid program for erectile dysfunction drugs and other sexual treatments for dozens of sexual offenders. An audit released Wednesday by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that, in violation of state...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks during a FOX News town hall, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 05, 2019 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) has a plan to legalize marijuana and expunge all nonviolent criminal charges associated with it. The New York senator says in a Medium post on Wednesday she'd work with Congress to decriminalize...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 20, 2016, file photo, Dr. Richard Goldstein, chief medical officer at the Animal Medical Center, checks on one of his patients at the hospital's clinic in New York. When asked his feeling about declawing cats, Goldstein said that veterinarians don't like the procedure but it's better than the alternatives of housing the cat in a shelter or putting it to death. New York state would be the first state in the nation to ban the declawing of cats under legislation scheduled for a vote Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 04, 2019 - 6:10 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would be the first state in the U.S. to ban the declawing of cats under legislation approved by lawmakers at the request of cat owners, animal welfare advocates and many veterinarians who call the procedure cruel and needless. The bill, which would subject veterinarians...
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Westchester drug bust site
Glenn Schuck
Glenn Schuck
June 04, 2019 - 6:19 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS ) — Two police officers were shot during a drug bust in Westchester, breaking overnight, authorities say. Anthony Piccolino, Ardsley Chief of police said that the Greenburgh Swat officers sustained non-life threatening injuries at a local hotel late Monday night and were...
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