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Will sentencing laws change in New York State?

Will sentencing laws change in New York State?
Criminal justice system activists have found a different way to try to change the system, and that's by changing how people are sentenced to time in prison. A set of bills, if passed, would erase ... more
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Expansion to wrongful death laws heading to Governor Kathy Hochul’s desk

Expansion to wrongful death laws heading to Governor Kathy Hochul’s desk
A measure to expand on the wrongful death statute is currently on its way to Governor Kathy Hochul's desk to be signed. The new measure would let someone file a claim regarding wrongful death on ... more
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SUNY schools in need of funding

SUNY schools in need of funding
Professionals at state universities, or SUNY schools, are calling on the state for more funding due to major deficits. On Thursday Higher ed union United University Professions gathered in the city of Rochester. They wanted ... more
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Two bodies found inside car in Elmira parking lot

Two bodies found inside car in Elmira parking lot
The deaths of two people have been reported by the Chemung County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's report that the two people found dead were inside of a vehicle on Thursday morning in Elmira. The vehicle was ... more
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State lawmakers call for investigation into $11B unemployment fraud

Unemployment claims fall again, 498K filed for benefits last week
State lawmakers are calling for an investigation of the unemployment system and state IT systems that allowed $11 billion in unemployment fraud to take place in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. That audit ... more
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Cannabis attorney weighs in on Judge’s decision to temporarily ban the issuing of retail licenses

Cannabis attorney weighs in on Judge’s decision to temporarily ban the issuing of retail licenses
Ryan McCall is an Attorney at Tully Rinckey PLLC out of Albany. He specializes in cannabis law. “I have a lot of friends who, growing up had convictions based on cannabis-related issues,” McCall said. “Now ... more
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RSV cases are filling hospitals to capacity, forcing them to divert patients

RSV cases are filling hospitals to capacity, forcing them to divert patients
As RSV cases continue to rise quickly, one hospital in Cortland has been forced to divert patients for now because they're at capacity. Dr. Andreia de Lima, Vice President of Medical Affairs for Cayuga Health, ... more
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Lawmakers begin push for $20+ minimum wage in New York

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While New York has one of the highest minimum wages in the U.S. it could go even higher. Some lawmakers want to move minimum wage to $20 across most of the state. A proposal introduced ... more
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Everything to think about if you want to buy a new car

Everything to think about if you want to buy a new car
Some people may be in need of a new car, and deciding whether you should buy it in 2022 or 2023, if possible, is important. The data that would determine whether you should wait or ... more
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New York Farm Bureau says Thanksgiving Dinner will cost 26% more this year

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New York Farm Bureau’s 2022 Market Basket Survey shows the price of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner will come with a double-digit price jump from 2021. The average total price, which includes a 16-pound turkey and ... more
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Concealed carry laws in New York will remain the same for now

Concealed carry laws in New York will remain the same for now
Concealed carry laws in New York that went into effect in September will remain the same. This news comes after a stay has been issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit. The current ... more
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Flu, RSV, and COVID-19 are all going around

Flu, RSV, and COVID-19 are all going around
With COVID-19 precautions ending, the flu, RSV, and COVID-19 are spreading. While illnesses spreading during cold and flu season is normal, they have been suppressed for the last two years. According to CNY Central, these ... more
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Informational sessions about Beginning Farmer and Socially/Economically Disadvantaged Farmer Funds

Informational sessions about Beginning Farmer and Socially/Economically Disadvantaged Farmer Funds
There will be two informational sessions held by the Department of Agriculture regarding two different farming programs. On program being discussed is the Beginning Farmer Fund worth $1 million dollars. The other is the Socially ... more
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10 grand prize winners announced for New York Clean Transportation Prizes program

10 grand prize winners announced for New York Clean Transportation Prizes program
The New York Clean Transportation Prizes program has 10 grand prize winners. These winners will get part of the $85 million dollar prize pot. Funding is provided in order to enhance clean transportation, improve mobility ... more
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FLX TODAY: Unemployment fraud, Newark Mayor Taylor gets victory, and gas tax holiday (video)

FLX TODAY: Unemployment fraud, Newark Mayor Taylor gets victory, and gas tax holiday (video)
On Wednesday's episode of Finger Lakes Today hosts Josh Durso and Rebecca Swift talk about the biggest headlines of the day - including a damning report from the state Comptroller's office outlining billions of dollars ... more
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Should New York’s gas tax holiday be extended? Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say ‘yes’

Senate bill could increase gasoline tax in New York by 55 cents per gallon
This week AAA reported that the price of gas increased in New York State. Across the remainder of the nation the average price of a gallon of gas decreased. Those two conflicting datapoints have prompted ... more
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Comptroller’s audit blasts DOL unemployment system: $11 billion in fraudulent claims paid during pandemic

Department of Labor launches unemployment fraud tool, says it’s stopped more than 400,000 fraudulent claims
The state Department of Labor’s (DOL) failure to replace its long-troubled Unemployment Insurance (UI) system and ad hoc workarounds to compensate for the old system weakened oversight and ultimately contributed to an estimated billions of ... more
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Do ‘no smoking’ laws apply to cannabis in New York?

Where does New York stand on marijuana laws compared to the federal government?
Do 'no smoking' policies apply to cannabis? That question was posed to News10NBC who looked into the answer. According to the state, the Clear Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking and vaping in almost all public ... more
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New York State Office for the Aging partners with group to strengthen access between the aging and aging services

New York State Office for the Aging partners with group to strengthen access between the aging and aging services
Partnerships have been created to help raise awareness and improve access between aging New Yorker residents and community based services. The New York State Office for the Aging, AgingNY, and Blooming Health have joined together ... more
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