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Allan Harris
November 17, 2019 - 6:40 am
(WBEN) Building on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's lawsuit against the International Joint Commission, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James today filed an expanded lawsuit on behalf of New York State against the IJC for failing to implement its...
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Allan Harris
November 17, 2019 - 6:20 am
(WBEN/AP) New Yorkers can expect more fireworks as political appointees finish writing laws for a $100 million system to let political candidates run with public funds. Critics argue the nine-member Public Campaign Financing Commission is the latest example of lawmakers and the governor failing to...
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Allan Harris
November 10, 2019 - 7:23 am
(WBEN/AP) It's unclear just when New York will move ahead with ambitious plans that were announced last year to test public water systems for three industrial chemicals. State regulators have been working to require public water systems to test for and clean up three contaminants linked with long-...
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November 07, 2019 - 10:45 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — State Republicans announced legislation and decried an overhaul to New York's bail law on Thursday, deepening a political battle as widespread changes to the state's criminal justice system go into effect at the beginning of next year. The bail law, passed by lawmakers...
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November 05, 2019 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York is unlikely to approve statewide mobile sports betting anytime soon. Despite a push from lawmakers who favor letting people bet on their phones or laptops, sports betting remains restricted to in-person wagers at upstate casinos. At the Sports Betting USA conference...
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Allan Harris
November 03, 2019 - 5:42 am
(WBEN/AP) A credit ratings agency says the lack of a plan for toll increases on the New York State Thruway and on the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in the Hudson Valley could endanger the road's bond rating and borrowing costs. Moody's Investors Service is suggesting that tolls will have to go up...
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Allan Harris
October 27, 2019 - 7:32 am
(WBEN/AP) Two lawsuits filed this year against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration argue state health officials facing a $1.7 billion shortfall bypassed the public and the legislature while in moving to slash hundreds of millions of Medicaid dollars for elderly and disabled people. Groups serving...
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Allan Harris
October 20, 2019 - 7:28 am
(WBEN/AP) A huge pile of legislation passed this year by newly empowered New York Democrats is still awaiting the governor's signature, and advocacy groups and lawmakers are clamoring to get their bills turned into law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces a 10-day deadline to act on bills after they are passed...
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Allan Harris
October 13, 2019 - 7:46 am
(WBEN/AP) The second floor of the New York State Capitol is bustling as the governor works on his budget proposal, due in January. The legislative session may still be a season away, but lobbyists are already stalking the halls and pitching their funding priorities to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo,...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — He was accused of calling his female co-workers "whores," grabbing one woman's head and forcing it between his legs, threatening another with sexual assault and exposing himself in the office. Now, more than a year after he was suspended, Chad Dominie may be returning to...
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