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Counties getting extra state funds to fight the flu

Feb 9, 2018
National Public Radio

Counties across New York State are getting extra financial support to battle the influenza epidemic, as the number of confirmed flu cases continues to rise.

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New York State officials say more funding is available for residents facing problems keeping their homes heated this winter.

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Democrats who control the New York Assembly say they will again pass legislation that would provide state college financial aid programs to students without legal status.

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The government's key witness in its bribery case against a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he participated in bribery schemes with his longtime friend.

The union representing New York correction officers says new security methods are needed to reduce the amount of contraband smuggled into state prisons, while prison officials say more prohibited items are being seized than ever before.

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State health officials say laboratory-confirmed influenza cases topped 11,000 over the past week, with another 2,200-plus New Yorkers requiring hospitalization because of the flu.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration does not love New York. The hundreds of tourism signs the Cuomo administration installed along New York's highways could wind up costing the state $14 million in federal funding.

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Recently, a few upstate news outlets released stories about a crime Ithaca College President Shirley Collado pleaded no contest to almost 20 years ago. That got us thinking, what’s the impact on individuals and society when someone’s criminal record is made public after they’ve completed their sentence?

In New York, Gun Owners Balk At New Handgun Database

Feb 1, 2018
Lauren Rosenthal / NCPR

Wednesday marked the official deadline for more than 370,000 handgun owners in the state of New York to register those guns with state police. New York is trying to use that information to build a comprehensive record of gun owners — something only one other state has done. The database that California started in 2007 has gotten mixed reviews.

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New York State plans to provide every inmate with a free computer tablet from a Florida-based company that provides services to prison systems.

Deadline to re-certify pistol permits is here

Jan 31, 2018

Wednesday is the deadline for New York State pistol permit holders to re-certify their permits with state police. State police said they are focused on informing handgun owners about the requirement, which is a provision of the state’s SAFE Act. The deadline applies to those who were issued a pistol permit before January 2013.

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Both houses of the New York State Legislature have approved a proposal to make significant changes to New York's medical malpractice law, by allowing patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment for cancer.

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A senior Republican state senator has filed the paperwork to run for governor of New York. Senate Deputy Majority Leader John DeFrancisco of Syracuse plans to formally announce his candidacy on Tuesday.

Lawsuit against NY's nuclear subsidies can proceed

Jan 30, 2018
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An attempt by New York State to dismiss a lawsuit against its program that supports financially struggling nuclear power plants with fees collected on ratepayer's utility bills has been rejected.

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Two new reports from Columbia University are raising questions about New York's probation and parole system - and offering suggestions for making it more effective.

A new NPR/Marist poll finds that 1 in 5 jobs in America is held by a worker under contract. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the American workforce. In a weeklong series, NPR explores many aspects of this change.

State changes distribution of opioid antidote

Jan 26, 2018
Ellen Abbott / WRVO News

New statewide rules for distribution of Naloxone is affecting agencies that trains people to use the drug, also known as Narcan.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken steps to make it easier for New Yorkers to get the influenza vaccine as the flu epidemic continues to spread across the state.

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The New York Farm Bureau, the state’s largest agricultural lobbying and trade organization has released its annual list of budget priorities.

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New York State will require all internet providers to observe net neutrality or risk losing their eligibility for state contracts.

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New York State could adopt its own version of net neutrality under legislation announced by state lawmakers.

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State officials say New York's 10th and final emergency stockpile of disaster response supplies is now operational in Western New York.

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State Sen. Jeff Klein, a Bronx Democrat, spoke publicly for the first time since an investigation has begun into allegations that he sexually harassed a female staffer.

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The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a re-trial of ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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As Gov. Andrew Cuomo presents his budget for the next fiscal year Tuesday, a prospective Republican challenger says legal marijuana is a key way to ease the state's fiscal crisis.

The 2018 election season is beginning, but state Republicans are still trying to settle on a strong candidate to challenge Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has said he wants to seek a third term.

It turns out that New York is the big winner when it comes to daily fantasy sports.

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An investigation is underway into whether some propane companies engaged in price-gouging during the recent cold spell while others left customers freezing in their homes because of shoddy delivery service, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

NY's Green Party offers State of the State

Jan 9, 2018
Ellen Abbott / WSKG News

The Green Party in New York has offered up its own State of State address, with a series of ideas the party says will push the state forward.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in his State of the State speech, floated the idea of converting the state income tax to a payroll tax to help reverse the new federal law that limits deductibility for state and local taxes. Many support the concept, but businesses say it is not so easy to make the change and it could bring unforeseen complications.

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