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State Sen. Elaine Phillips recently hosted members of a special Korean delegation at the New York state Capitol during a day full of events culminating with the Senate enacting resolutions celebrating the 115th Anniversary of Korean-American Day and commemorating the XXIII Winter Olympics in Korea.
"hospitals throughout New York are on the front lines in the response to this uptick in influenza cases," said Bea Grause, President of the healthcare Association of New York state. "HANYS is working closely with the State Department of Health to ensure that hospitals and health systems continue to have ...

ALBANY -- So why is it that the State of New York can tell the city of New York what to do with its streets? The question is a natural one in light of a proposal unveiled on Friday to charge drivers who enter Midtown and Lower Manhattan, a congestion pricing plan that would raise money for mass transit.
... Senate, however, Cuomo decided to send it to the state Housing and Community Development and Financial Services departments, as well as the State of New York mortgage Agency, for further analysis, said Salvatore Prividera, director of communications for the New York state Association of realtors.
As regular public library patrons, we are writing to publicly declare our support for the Monroe County Library System and Rochester Public Library, as well as for all the Libraries in New York state. Our libraries, like so many others, are cornerstones of our communities. Libraries are for everyone; they ...
In Governor Cuomo's proposed budget, he has put aside money to conduct a study to see what effects recreational marijuana would have on New York. Cuomo says he wants to look at all the impacts the drug could have, including health. Jefferson County public health Planner Steve Jennings says it's ...

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- Driving under the influence of alcohol is obviously illegal, but countless people get away with driving high in the State of New York because of a loophole. CBS2's Alex Denis investigated the phenomenon of the legal DUI Wednesday night. Imagine if someone lying on the ...
Governor Andrew Cuomo has struck down a new set of rules severely restricting what types of books and other goods inmates in New York state prisons can receive. Though Cuomo said he was calling for the program to be rescinded, Thomas Mailey, a spokesperson for the state prison system was more ...
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - The New York state Department of Health has approved Counsyl's noninvasive prenatal screen, Prelude, which can be run as early as 10 weeks into gestation to determine the risk of fetal chromosomal aneuploidies that can cause Down syndrome and other conditions, the ...
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled New York's fiscal year 2019 budget on Tuesday, at last offering insight into how the state will begin to fund dire upgrades to the ailing New York City subway system. The 2019 executive budget allots $429 million towards the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's $836 ...
Local pinball enthusiasts are beyond excited to have Buffalo hosting New York state Pinball Championships for the first time. Previous tournaments have been held in NYC. On Saturday, January 20, top pinball players from across the state will be gathering in WNY to test their skills. Two local players have ...
The fundamental tenet of criminal law in the United States is that all those accused of a crime in this country are presumed innocent unless proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. That fundamental principle is not limited to American law; it was also part of Roman law, Islamic law and English common ...
ALBANY - Western New York troopers will be among the first in New York state to start using drones to enhance work including traffic safety and disaster response. The Governor's Office announced Wednesday that 18 new unmanned aircraft soon will be deployed throughout the state to assist New York ...
The Supreme Court will deliver its ruling on the issue of cell site location info later this year, possibly changing the contours of the Third Party Doctrine for the first time since its erection out of thin air more than four decades ago. Until then, a patchwork of decisions has been handed down by state courts, ...
Ice fishing available at some New York state parks. Tania Barricklo-Daily Freeman In this photo from Jan. 11, 2016, ice fisherman take to their winter sport at Kenneth Wilson State Park in Woodstock, N.Y. From the right are Walter Conklin and his son Jordan, 12, of Eddyville, and Tommy Fisher of Ulster Park ...
New York state Mentoring Program expands to East Rockaway. Posted Friday, January 5, 2018 3:06 pm. Matilda Cuomo, front, third from right, visited East Rockaway Junior-Senior high school on Dec. 13 to speak with participants in the school's new mentor program. Melissa Koenig/Herald. Cuomo, right, gave advice to ...
Trooper Michael Anson, a capital Region native, passed away from cancer stemming from his assignment at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Open calling hours will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Both services will be held at ...

"New York state spends more than $8 billion in taxpayer money each year on job-creation programs - more than the combined total of the next three largest states," Kolb wrote in an op-ed. Republican lawmakers have targeted the state's economic development strategy, saying little progress has been made ...
As the new legislative session begins in Albany, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York state Senate Minority Leader (D-35), reacts to the governor's State of the State address and talks about a package of bills to combat sexual harassment, a potential re-unification deal with the IDC and more legislative ...
Andrew Cuomo plans to eliminate toll booths from the New York state Thruway by 2020. Under the proposal, drivers wouldn't have to stop at a single toll booth from New York City to Buffalo along the 496-mile "superhighway." Cuomo made the announcement as part of Cuomo's 2018 "State of the State" ...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, is flanked by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, R-Smithtown, left, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, right, as he wits to deliver his State of the State address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Albany, N.Y. ...
For the second year in a row, minimum wage is going up, from $9.70 an hour to $10.40 an hour in our area. Fast Food workers will also see an increase from $11.75 an hour to $12.75 an hour. It's all part of making minimum wage $15 an hour statewide by 2021. A new paid family leave program starts in ...
education policymakers in New York and other states are pushing for major shifts in the way class time is measured each year, while adding flexibility to school calendars relatively unchanged since the 19th century. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp. Updated December 27, 2017 6:05 AM. Print See Comments Share.
New York state police Major William McEvoy said the blood drive is a great way to honor Trooper Skinner. "No police officer deserves to be forgotten, especially one that gave his life in the performance of his duties and protecting the people in the State of New York the police officers work very hard and it ...
PORTLAND, N.Y. - A Western New York prison guard has been charged with rape and official misconduct, according to the New York state police. The guard, James W. Beam Jr., 41 of Silver Creek, was charged Tuesday with third-degree rape, a felony, and several counts of official misconduct, ...
New York state regulators today proposed adding a best interest standard to the state's annuity sales standards regulations. ... The New York state Department of Financial Services has included those provisions in a new set of proposed amendments to the state's Suitability in Annuity Transactions ...
New York state's top financial watchdog proposed regulations that would require sellers of life insurance and annuities to act in the best interest of clients, raising standards even as the U.S. government delays its fiduciary rule. Products that best fit clients would have to be offered before those that are most ...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a phased-in system of paid family leave that will become effective on January 1, 2018, for New York employers. On the state level, New York becomes the fifth state (joining California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Washington) to pass a law granting ...
NEW YORK, N.Y. (WIVB) - New York state's Cigarette Strike Force seized $6.6 million worth of contraband tobacco over the past year, according to a report from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office. Untaxed cigars made up a bulk of the confiscations, with investigators seizing more than 1.5 million illegal cigars in ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York has awarded $20 million for water quality projects on 56 farms across the state. The funding is intended to allow large livestock farms to comply with new regulations for managing manure to protect ground water and nearby waterways. The regulations apply to so-called ...
The rate will continue to rise each year until the rate reaches $15 minimum wage and $10 for tipped wage earners. Earlier this week however, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed eliminating the tipped wage credit for employers, allowing them to pay workers a lower rate. The New York state Department of ...
New York state Senate finance Chair Predicts 'Horrible' Budget. By Karen DeWitt • 5 hours ago. TweetShareGoogle+email. Sen. John DeFrancisco, R-Syracuse, speaks to members in the Senate Chamber gallery at the Capitol in January in Albany, N.Y.. Hans Pennink / AP ...
Last week there were 395 confirmed influenza reports in New York, an 86 percent increase over the week before. By Lanning Taliaferro, Patch Staff | Dec 12, 2017 12:32 pm ET | Updated Dec 12, 2017 2:21 pm ET. 0. Flu Activity On The Rise In New York: State Health Officials. Flu is on the rise in New York -- just last week ...
Until 2013, OAR's bail fund was never governed by New York state Law. Then, that year, a ruling in a New York City court with statewide implications removed OAR's ability to bail on felonies - no matter if they were violent in nature or not - and set a limit of $2,000, a number which, in theory, would prohibit ...
Fidelity Investments ousted Gavin Baker, the portfolio manager for the $17.4 billion Fidelity OTC Portfolio, this September amid sexual harassment allegations. But that hasn't stopped the New York state Deferred Compensation Plan from sticking with the high-performing fund. David Fischer, executive ...
Master Director Harriette Walters, center, leads the Sweet Adelines' Greater Nassau Chorus. The ensemble will showcase their harmonies in a holiday concert, joined by the Mineola high school Acapella singers on Sunday. Courtesy Greater Nassau Chorus. By Mary Malloy. The harmonious sounds of the ...
That organization has now morphed into MassMutual New York state, whose offerings include life insurance, disability insurance, long-term care insurance, investments and fee-based financial planning. There are 57 locations including main offices in Amherst, Rochester and Syracuse. The latter two ...
Jon Lieber was named director of fixed income at the $201.3 billion New York state Common Retirement Fund, Albany, said Matt Sweeney, a spokesman for Thomas P. DiNapoli, the state comptroller and sole trustee of the pension fund, in an email. The pension fund's fixed-income investments are ...
According to an Excellus BlueCross BlueShield review of New York state health data, the number of confirmed flu cases in the state is greater than the number of cases reported by this time last year. As of Nov. 25, 2017, 854 cases of the flu have been confirmed, versus 643 confirmed cases last year, according to Excellus ...
New York state wants to raise the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases. The current statute of limitations gives survivors until the age of 23 to file a civil lawsuit. The bill known as the Child Victims Act would raise New York's civil and criminal limitations for child sex abuse survivors, giving a period of ...
ALBANY (WSKG) - One of the biggest challenges that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers will face in 2018 is balancing the state's budget, which already has a structural deficit of more than $4 billion. On top of that, federal changes to taxes and health care could cost the state billions more in lost ...
I read with interest the Democrat and Chronicle's article, "Per diems help pay for legislators' real estate." The tone of the article gives the impression that the practice was sinister; and judging from the comments posted, that message was delivered. Let me provide another perspective. Legislators get per ...
The capital Region's three major cites will get nearly $1.6 million from the state to replace old lead water pipes in a bid to protect people from ...
ALBANY -- In this week's New York state government news, millions of taxpayers can look forward to keeping a little bit more of their money in ...
Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area had an unemployment rate of 4.8 percent in October compared to 4.9 percent a year ago. That figure ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) -- New York state police are reminding pistol owners to recertify their permits before the upcoming deadline.
There are 28 registered Staten Island-based practitioners who can recommend medical marijuana, and 1,327 certified patients who reside in ...
Instead of shopping til you drop this Black Friday, head outdoors to explore one of New York's state parks. Admission to all parks in the state will ...
Had enough of spending the day after every Thanksgiving rushing around stores and waiting in line? New York state has an alternative ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - New York state Parks has unveiled a special sale on the 2018 Annual Empire Pass Card. The pass card is now ...


 

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