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State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is warning taxpayers in New York to beware of various tax scams. With the deadline for filing your 2017 returns now less than a month away, he says such scams become more frequent.

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Attorneys for former New York State Senator George Maziarz filed new motions Friday morning in Albany to have public corruption charges dismissed.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is going to court to fight President Donald Trump’s decision to end subsidies for low-income Americans who get their health care through the Affordable Care Act health exchanges.

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Gas prices are on the rise after Hurricane Harvey, as refineries in the Houston area remain offline while the recovery continues.

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The future of the Affordable Care Act is uncertain in Washington, and there are several scenarios under consideration. The latest possible changes could affect New York’s relatively healthy health care system.

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New York’s top elected Democrats rallied against the Republican Congress’ proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, saying they will take legal action, if necessary, to stop it.

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There are reports that state senators who received payments for chairing committees that they actually did not chair are now under a probe by the state attorney general and at least one U.S. attorney.

Even though landlords are licensed by the City of Buffalo, residents in University Heights have been dealing with loud student house parties for years. So now the New York State Attorney General is stepping in to try and help.

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As tax day approaches, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is warning taxpayers to be on the alert for potential scams by tax preparers.

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Judith Enck, the former regional administrator of the EPA under President Barack Obama, said the new head of the EPA under President Donald Trump threatens to roll back major environmental regulations, including climate change actions and pollution protections.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has joined 6 other state Attorney's General in testing the legality of another aspect of immigration enforcement.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is offering his top attorneys to help defend detainees and their families affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants. The assistance comes in the midst of the second day of protests across the nation, including at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.

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While Governor Cuomo was in Amherst Monday selling his Buffalo Billion Squared and Middle Class Recovery ideas,  New York State Legislators were in Albany attending scheduled sessions. Local representatives are still peering through Cuomo's many proposals to learn more details but they like some of what they're seeing.

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An ethics reform proposal quietly circulated between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders for a possible special session that also could include a pay raise is getting blasted by the state’s attorney general as possibly unconstitutional.

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The state’s Attorney General has released a package of bills aimed at improving what he says is the state’s “arcane” and “ridiculous” voting laws that bar many potential voters from the ballot box.

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The New York Attorney General's Office has reached separate $6 million settlements with fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel, resolving lawsuits that alleged false and deceptive advertising.

More than $2M in 'zombie' funds coming to WNY

Oct 11, 2016

New York is allocating $12.6 million to 76 municipalities across the state to address the problem of vacant properties and so-called zombie homes that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure.

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The State Attorney General's office is investigating whether the manufacturer of EpiPens is violating antitrust laws in some of its contracts with school districts.

State officials say an effort to address a rash of abandoned, vacant homes across New York has successfully rehabilitated 1,600 properties. The homes were repaired by local community agencies known as "land banks."

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A trail of emails played an important role in the corruption probe that snagged a sitting judge and a political insider in Buffalo this week. On Thursday, investigators detailed their cases against former Erie County Democratic Committee Chair Steven Pigeon and State Supreme Court Justice John Michalek.

Schneiderman announces hotline for voters

Jun 26, 2016
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On Sunday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a hotline that will reduce and resolve a number of election day problems.

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A Buffalo-based company which operates a demolition debris facility in the city's Seneca-Babcock neighborhood is being sued by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The lawsuit contends that Battaglia Demolition has, for years, plagued more than two dozen local residents with dust, odors and noise, while failing to operate with required state environmental permits.

Governor creates heroin/opioid task force

May 11, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed a task force aimed at ending what he called a crisis of heroin and opioid addiction continuing to plague families and communities in New York. At the same time, his Attorney General is urging those who have been denied health insurance coverage for addiction treatment and mental illness to contact his office for help.

A children's jewelry-making kit sold by some retailers in the Buffalo area contains high levels of lead.

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A new method of prescribing medication is in effect in New York. As of yesterday, paper prescriptions will no longer be hand-written by doctors or accepted by pharmacies across the state.

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An attorney for Amigone Funeral Home notified state officials two weeks ago that Amigone would resume cremating bodies at its Sheridan Drive location today. However, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is looking to stop the move.

It's an ordinance that few people may know exists. But two national retailers - Big Lots and Marshalls - will pay fines for violating a Buffalo ordinance known as "ban the box," which forbids questions about criminal history on an initial job application.

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Approximately 20 states and the District of Columbia have joined a coalition that urges the Supreme Court to protect workers' rights to organize.

New York's Attorney General is being criticized by Rep. Chris Collins after Eric Schneiderman ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to stop taking bets in New York.

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District Attorneys across New York are pushing back against Governor Cuomo's appointment of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to act as a special prosecutor in cases of police killing unarmed civilians.