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State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen under investigation: What’s next after Hochul confirms allegations exist?

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Governor Kathy Hochul has confirmed that her office is investigating New York State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen. According to the Times-Union of Albany, the counsel's office has been directed to look into allegations swirling around ... more
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Legislation would remove restrictions on electric vehicle sales in New York: Does it have a chance?

Legislation would remove restrictions on electric vehicle sales in New York: Does it have a chance?
A new piece of legislation would provide New Yorkers with further access to electric vehicles. The Direct EV Sales bill, still under consideration by the New York Legislature, would remove restrictions on the sale of electric vehicles ... more
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Micron coming to CNY: Investing $100 billion, bringing 50,000 jobs with average salary of $100,000

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Micron is investing an unprecedented $100 billion over the next 20 years to transform Central New York into a global semiconductor manufacturing hub. It's the single-largest investment in a manufacturing project in New York State ... more
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Amazon Access: Shopping giant launches layaway system, discounted Prime memberships for low-income shoppers ahead of holiday season

Amazon Access: Shopping giant launches layaway system, discounted Prime memberships for low-income shoppers ahead of holiday season
Amazon Prime is out of reach for a significant percentage of Americans. Around 31% of American households making less than $25,000 per year have a prime membership. Weeks before the start of the 2022 holiday ... more
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Livingston County ranks among top governments for fiscal responsibility in New York

NYSAC says counties are worried about NY’s finances, hoping for bailout from federal government
Livingston County continued to be an example of financial responsibility after the Office of the New York State Comptroller issued its latest Fiscal Stress Monitoring System results with the County ranking among the top overall ... more
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Scam alert: IRS text message scams and police impersonators try to get money from unsuspecting residents

IRS says scammers are tricking victims into thinking they are eligible for more stimulus
There are two local scams that have gotten the attention of state law enforcement. The first involves a public donation scam, which resulted in New York State Police issuing a warning that they do not ... more
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What happens with your personal information when your ID or license gets scanned at the store for age-restricted purchases? Could your identity be stolen?

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Have you ever wondered what happens when you give your ID to a worker at a gas station or grocery store to purchase something that is age-restricted? Your identification card is scanned in a machine ... more
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Greenidge: What’s next after power plant misses deadline to install fish screens on water intake pipe?

Greenidge: What’s next after power plant misses deadline to install fish screens on water intake pipe?
The Greenidge Generation power plant missed its September 30th state deadline to install fish screens on its water intake pipe in Seneca Lake and continues to suck in and kill aquatic life in violation of ... more
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What should New Yorkers consider when purchasing health insurance?

Medicare 2022: Part B premium will not be reduced
Many New Yorkers will be shopping for new health insurance plans this month, when open enrollment begins. If you are among them, experts advise it is important to be aware of exactly what you are ... more
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New York debt: Average household has $54,000 in debt largely caused by student loans and credit cards

Credit Cards: What to do when you can’t pay, how to handle debt, avoiding mistakes, and choosing a card with free $200 Amazon gift card
How much debt does the average household have in New York? A lot. A new report by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says average household debt in the state sits at $54,000. Student loan and credit card ... more
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Comptroller’s audit finds 2015 NYS broadband expansion to underserved areas failed: What’s being done to get it fixed?

Yates County: Impact of New York’s proposed state budget
New York State's first effort to expand broadband access, which was launched in 2015 fell short. That's the latest from an audit by the state's top financial watchdog. The state broadband program was supposed to ... more
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Tropical Storm Fred: Why do homeowners and businesses feel forgotten in Steuben County?

Jasper-Troupsburg HS gets $5.6M from FEMA for rebuild after flood
Rick Andrews, co-owner of H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home in Woodhull, is one of the Steuben County residents who felt the wrath of Tropical Storm Fred last August. “We incurred a lot of expense ... more
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New HABs reported on east side of Canandaigua Lake: What should you look for?

New HABs reported on east side of Canandaigua Lake: What should you look for?
Fall is officially here, and you never know what the weather will bring day-to-day. We’ve certainly had some cooler, rainy days mixed with stretches of calm, sunny weather. With this seasonal weather variability we can ... more
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Farmworkers overtime threshold will drop to 40 hours in New York

Farmworker advocates applaud new tax credit for farmers in state budget
New York has made a decision on lowering the 60-hour threshold for overtime among farmworkers to 40-hours. Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon announced the move, accepting the recommendation of the Farm Laborers Wage Board ... more
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Minimum wage will increase to $14.20 across Upstate New York

Minimum wage will increase to $14.20 across Upstate New York
The state Department of Labor has announced New York's next steps in moving toward a $15 minimum hourly wage. Commissioner Roberta Reardon issued an Order calling for the minimum wage rate in counties outside of ... more
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Will daylight saving time become permanent? Turns out the bill is stuck in Congress

Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time ends on November 3
What's going on with the push to make daylight saving time permanent? Turns out, the measure that was passed in the U.S. Senate is stuck in Congress. News10NBC looked at the bill, and debate, which ... more
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Audit: Some Lyons CSD employees were not paid correctly due to payroll errors

New elementary school in Lyons? Planning committee could consider it
A state audit of the Lyons Central School District has found that there have been some payroll issues. The school's payroll supervisor did not ensure employees' salaries and wages were always paid accurately. As result, ... more
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All vehicles sold in NYS must be zero emissions by 2035, but vehicle changes will be required much sooner

All vehicles sold in NYS must be zero emissions by 2035, but vehicle changes will be required much sooner
Major regulatory action is coming to New York, which will require all vehicles sold in the state to be zero emissions by 2035. All new new passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs sold in New ... more
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Millions in state money coming for police body cams, technology, and pretrial services across Upstate New York

Millions in state money coming for police body cams, technology, and pretrial services across Upstate New York
Millions in investment is coming to public safety, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul, who made an announcement at an event on Wednesday. Credit: Mike Groll, Governor Kathy Hochul's office. The first in-person Criminal Justice Services ... more
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