New York State

July 01, 2019 - 5:50 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York could soon join 35 other states in requiring schools to teach sexual abuse awareness. The bill would mandate age-appropriate lessons to help children understand the difference between inappropriate and appropriate touching, and how to report abuse to a trusted adult...
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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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May 29, 2019 - 5:53 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking aim at fellow Democrats in the state Legislature, saying they're dragging their feet on the legalization of marijuana and other priorities as the legislative session winds down. Cuomo said on public radio Wednesday that with only a few weeks...
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May 09, 2019 - 6:28 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state's plan to end carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants by the end of 2020 remains on track. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the state's Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted the final rules for the phaseout, which Cuomo...
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April 16, 2019 - 6:12 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Cuomo administration has launched a survey to give New Yorkers an opportunity to provide feedback about online data privacy issues. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that information provided through an online consumer data privacy survey will help state...
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February 25, 2019 - 5:47 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is dropping a proposal to ban all modified stretch limousines, an idea prompted by last fall's crash that killed 20 people. The Times Union of Albany reports that the provision was stricken from Cuomo's state budget proposal. Cuomo is still seeking...
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New  York City skyline
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February 24, 2019 - 4:26 pm
Would you like to see New York broken into two states? An Upstate Republican is proposing just that.
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The New York State Capitol
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February 11, 2019 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Should New York be divided into two different states? RELATED: NY lawmakers pass state Dream Act | NY Legislature passes tougher gun control bills | Gov. Cuomo, Cardinal Dolan trade jabs over abortion law A decades-old debate is getting new life, thanks to a non-binding...
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Andrew Cuomo
February 04, 2019 - 2:19 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- State officials say New York's income tax receipts are down more than $2 billion so far, and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is placing the bulk of blame on the effects of last year's Republican-led federal tax cuts. Cuomo says at a state Capitol news conference Monday that the...
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