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A new state law awaiting the Governor’s signature would raise the age to serve alcohol from 18 to 21 and impose some restrictions on sample sizes. A resolution was introduced Wednesday afternoon by Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Joseph Lorigo and Assemblyman Erik Bohen opposing the proposed changes.

Heavy rains caused heavy damage in parts of the Finger Lakes on Tuesday, particularly Seneca County.

By mid-morning, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo issued a state of emergency.

She said that was due to flooding and localized road closures in the town of Perinton and other surrounding areas.

The state of emergency in Monroe County was lifted late Tuesday night.

New York has joined the growing list of states taking legal action against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic. On Tuesday, the state sued Purdue Pharma.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon are set to debate late this month after a back-and-forth over the faceoff.

President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers."

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New York City Police have balked at Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro's request to investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Democratic gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development process during a news conference Tuesday, just down the street from the Tesla plant in South Buffalo.

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Republican lawmakers in New York will hold hearings into recent decisions by the state parole board to release some high-profile offenders and the governor's decision to give voting rights to inmates.

The 500-plus "I Love NY" highway signs at the center of a spat between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and federal transportation officials are going nowhere fast.

New York State has cut many of the  health insurance increases proposed earlier this year by insurance companies.

The National Rifle Association says it could soon face a financial crisis that will force it to shut down some of its operations, including broadcasts by its NRA TV division. The gun rights group blames a campaign by Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo aimed at discouraging insurance companies and other financial institutions from doing business with the NRA.

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Catholics in Western New York and across the world are re-assessing their beliefs, after the Vatican and Pope Francis issued a decree Thursday stating the church now formerly opposes the death penalty in all cases.

Charter Communications, the corporate name for Spectrum cable and internet services, released a statement on Thursday related to its advertising, in the wake of a heated dispute with the New York State Public Service Commission.

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With the 4th largest number of older adults in the country, New York State is expanding its statewide effort to stop elder abuse. The effort will be coordinated by a Rochester organization, with an additional $8.4 million in new state and federal funds.

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The Cuomo Administration said it will continue its economic development strategy, despite recent criminal convictions connected to some upstate projects and an uptick in criticism about the policies.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has ordered his Department of Financial Services to reject requests by health insurance companies to raise rates in response to actions by the Trump administration to weaken the Affordable Care Act.

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The public fight over the 2016 death of India Cummings moved to the steps of City Hall Thursday, as activists increase their calls for criminal prosecutions.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says around 500 SUNY and CUNY students are in Puerto Rico to help the island rebuild, 10 months after devastating hurricanes. One of those students is Lisa Marcellus from the University at Buffalo.

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The most recent Quinnipiac poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to lead his challengers by double digits.

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Less than a month after the legislative session officially ended, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been calling for the state Senate to come back and work on what he says is unfinished business.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has just over $31 million in his campaign coffers, according to the most recent July filings. That amount dwarfs the amount collected by his challengers, Democrat Cynthia Nixon and Republican Marc Molinaro, who each have less than $1 million in their war chests.

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A government watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into whether an ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo misused state resources while leading Cuomo's 2014 campaign.

Primary challengers to a group of former break away Democrats in the State Senate have been gaining momentum lately, at least when it comes to campaign endorsements. Many are encouraged by the June upset win of primary challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to longtime Queens Congressman Joe Crowley.

A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion' economic redevelopment program. 

Alcoholic ice cream comes to NYS

Jul 11, 2018
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a Senate bill allowing for the sale of beer and hard cider ice cream in New York State. The law (S8830 Chapter 118), sponsored by Sen. James Seward (R-Oneonta), was approved to help New York’s craft beer industry, cider producers and farmers by helping food retailers and restaurants meet the growing demand by consumers for these new dairy products.

New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

New York's agency tasked with investigating accusations of abuse and neglect against disabled people in state care is promising to improve transparency following years of complaints about conducting nearly all of its work in secret.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is directing the state university system to continue policies that promote racial diversity among students after the Trump administration said the federal government will let schools leave race out of admission decisions.

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A state trooper responding to a call about a suicidal and possibly armed man barricaded in his home near the Pennsylvania border early Monday was fatally shot along with the man, a school principal, officials said.

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Democratic Lt. Gov. candidate Jumaane Williams used this weekend to do some campaigning in Western New York. The Brooklyn Councilmember is challenging current incumbent Kathy Hochul, saying he will be an independent advocate for all New Yorkers.

Heat advisory Monday

Jun 18, 2018
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The National Weather Service has issued a ‘heat advisory’ for much of  Upstate New York on Monday. That advisory runs from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and includes Northern Erie, Niagara, Genesee and Orleans counties.

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