New York State

AP
January 11, 2019 - 5:21 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Lawmakers in New York are poised to approve early voting and easier registration as part of a major overhaul of the state's antiquated voting laws, which have been blamed for decades of low turnout at the polls. The Senate and Assembly both plan to take up a package of election...
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January 10, 2019 - 6:03 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A state audit has found lapses at a program that rewards employers who hire young workers -- including a 62-year-old who was deemed eligible for the program. The review, published Thursday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, found several problems in the state-run program,...
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January 10, 2019 - 5:59 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will deliver his State of the State address and unveil his budget proposal next Tuesday in Albany. The Democrat is expected to detail proposals to legalize marijuana, codify abortion rights and impose congestion tolls on Manhattan as a way to...
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AP
January 09, 2019 - 4:36 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) --- The New York state Legislature started its 2019 session Wednesday with Democrat Andrea Stewart-Cousins becoming the first woman to lead the Senate, a historic moment that follows big gains by her party in the November election. Stewart-Cousins, of Yonkers, takes over the...
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January 07, 2019 - 5:58 pm
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- Police in western New York say a highway crew has found the bodies of two small dogs that were apparently beaten and burned before being left in trash bags along a roadway. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office was sent to the scene after being called by Lockport's animal...
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January 07, 2019 - 4:31 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled New York Legislature are making another attempt to have Republican President Donald Trump's name removed from a defunct state park. Sen. Brad Hoylman, of Manhattan, and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, of Queens, have introduced legislation that...
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Dreamstime
January 03, 2019 - 3:09 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- State officials say 6,100 immigrants living in New York state participated in a government program last year that helps them on the path to naturalization. The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the numbers for the NaturalizeNY program on Wednesday. It's a record...
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December 21, 2018 - 2:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that requires New York state agencies to establish a sexual assault survivors' bill of rights. The Democrat signed the bill into law Friday, saying it's New York's response to a federal government that ``shamefully ignores the voices of...
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December 20, 2018 - 6:09 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board told a New York prosecutor she has hampered the agency's efforts to determine the cause of the limousine crash that killed 20 people in her rural upstate county, the nation's deadliest transportation wreck in nearly a decade. In a letter...
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Dreamstime
December 20, 2018 - 6:04 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since the current system of record-keeping began in 1976. The new numbers, released on Thursday by state labor officials, show New York's jobless rate fell to 3.9 percent in November, down...
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