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New York State is creating a suicide prevention task force to study ways to reduce the number of New Yorkers who take their own lives.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his effort to close the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center in West Seneca took a hit Thursday in State Supreme Court.


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Dozens of New York state lawmakers have written to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's top corrections official to urge them to end solitary confinement of prisoners.

Democrats in New York are heartened by what they call a “blue wave” in this week’s election results in the state and the nation.

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A new State Health Department study is looking to determine why Western New York is one of the worst regions in New York for cancer and what can be done about it.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has laid out a plan to solve a grim mystery in New York State. Cuomo says scientists and health researchers will spend the next year trying to find out why cancer rates are so much higher in some areas.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that bans electronic cigarettes from places in New York State where smoking tobacco is already prohibited.

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New York volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with certain cancers will be eligible for health care benefits under a new state law.

The first wave of rail tanker cars began arriving in the Adirondack Park last week. The mothballed industrial cars are being stored on track in the heart of the Park.

Iowa Pacific and its Saratoga North Creek Railroad subsidiary say they eventually hope to store thousands of mothballed oil and chemical tanker cars near the High Peaks Wilderness.

The company says it will drop the controversial plan only if it is paid hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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New York State is working through its Parks 2020 plan, a $900 million shopping list of renovations and improvements for the state's vast network of parks. Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey says it is working and why parks attendance has risen from 57 million to 69 million this year.

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The first openly gay member of New York state's highest court is being sworn in.

New York state is taking steps to make it easier to sign up as an organ donor.

NY sends crew to help fight CA wildfires

Oct 15, 2017
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that a crew of 20 employees and volunteers from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation left Sunday for California to help crews there deal with the devastating wildfires.

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A lot of New York residents want to take advantage of the Excelsior scholarship for public colleges and universities in the state. However, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo talking about a $4 billion budget deficit, there might be a fight over money for the next three years.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he may have to call a special session in December to deal with potential funding cuts from Washington that he calls part of a “federal assault” on New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to give police and prosecutors new tools in the fight against the opioid crisis.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is blasting the Trump Administration's federal tax proposal, saying it will cost New Yorkers more than $17 billion.

New York State Governor's Office

New York State, home to more than 1 million people of Puerto Rican background, is sending a lot more than thoughts and prayers to the hurricane-ravaged island.

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New York has allotted $50 million in grant funding for water quality projects on livestock farms in the state.

New York State Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Puerto Rico, assessing damage after hurricane Maria and bringing some initial supplies to the country. Cuomo spoke just before taking off from JFK airport in a fully loaded plane provided by Jet Blue.

New York State Thruway Authority

High speed cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway could do more than help the environment. Removing toll barriers could also help boost economic development across the region. 

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos Friday announced that the Niagara Falls Water Board violated water quality standards as a result of an August 15 combined sewer overflow discharge that caused a substantial visible contrast to the natural conditions in the Niagara River. The state issued a Notice of Violation to the water board.

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Central New York Republican State Sen. John DeFrancisco has been traveling around upstate meeting with members of his party to discuss the possibility of him running for governor next year. DeFrancisco said there is discontent with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on both sides of the aisle.

$50M Expo Center planned for NYS Fair

Aug 25, 2017
New York State Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that a new $50 million exposition center will be built at the New York State Fairgrounds near Syracuse - and work will happen quickly.

New York State Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday opens the first span of the new Thruway bridge over the Hudson River, known as the Tappan Zee Bridge and to be renamed the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge. But questions still linger over how, ultimately, the bridge will be paid for.

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There are new twists in an ongoing dispute over the Seneca Nation's casino compact with New York State. Governor Cuomo is threatening to bring new competitors into the Buffalo-Niagara area, while the Senecas accuse his administration of leaking word of an investigation into allegations their lawyer says were found without merit.


Transgender New Yorkers should now have a greater chance of getting medical services covered by insurance.

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A new law that cracks down on unscrupulous pet dealers has been signed by Governor Cuomo.

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Imagine discovering a convicted sex offender video recording your children from the next yard. That is a crime, right? Not in New York State.

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A renovated affordable housing complex for seniors has opened in Buffalo.

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