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NY health department to call for marijuana legalization

New York's top health official says a long-awaited state report on marijuana will recommend state legalization. Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said Monday in Brooklyn that officials examined the pros and cons of legalizing, regulating and ... more
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del Lago takes to Albany for help equalizing ‘unfair’ playing field

del Lago takes to Albany for help equalizing 'unfair' playing field
The state could consider several avenues to help del Lago, which has failed to meet revenue projections since it opened in February 2017. State legislators, for example, could pass a law to allow del Lago ... more
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Helming’s anti-incinerator legislation gets through Senate

Anti-incinerator bill has yet to reach governor’s desk
The New York State Senate passed the bill to block a proposed garbage incinerator project from moving forward at the former Seneca Army Depot in the Town of Romulus. Circular EnerG is seeking to build ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Brittany’s Law passes in Senate for eighth time, still no vote in Assembly

On Monday New York State Senate passed Brittany's Law. It wasn't the first, second, or third time the proposed legislation had gotten through one of the state's chambers. It was the eighth. The legislation would ... more
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Perez Williams wins major union’s support in race for Congress

Perez Williams wins major union's support in race for Congress
A top labor union is taking sides in the 24th Congressional District Democratic primary. Democratic congressional candidate Juanita Perez Williams announced Monday that she has been endorsed by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union ... more
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Trail group files action over SF eminent domain decision

Trail group files action over SF eminent domain decision
A non-profit group has taken legal action against the town of Seneca Falls to prevent the municipality from using eminent domain to build a larger sewer line through the Ludovico Sculpture Trail. Pittsford-based attorney Sheila ... more
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NY Assembly OKs universal health care; bill halted in Senate

NY Assembly OKs universal health care; bill halted in Senate
The New York state Assembly has again endorsed a single-payer universal health care system. The Democrat-led chamber passed the measure last week for the fourth year in a row. Passage of the legislation is largely ... more
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Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for NY governor, brings message to Auburn

Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for NY governor, brings message to Auburn
It wasn't a rally with thousands of people in attendance or a high-dollar fundraiser. And that's OK with Larry Sharpe, the Libertarian Party's gubernatorial nominee. Sharpe held a meet-and-greet last week at Wild's Eats & ... more
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Parrott Hall preservationists plead for more time with state

Parrott Hall preservationists plead for more time with state
A host of preservation groups, backed by the city, are asking state officials to delay the demolition of Parrott Hall, the first home of the Geneva Ag Station. On Thursday, leaders of the Friends of ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Clyde Village Mayor talks candidacy for NY Assembly (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Clyde Village Mayor talks candidacy for NY Assembly (podcast)
Clyde Village Mayor Jerry Fremouw believes that the time is right for change in the 130th Assembly District. While he doesn't have any hard feelings toward Assemblyman Bob Oaks, who has represented the district since ... more
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Auburn designated as Brownfield Opportunity Area by state

Auburn designated as Brownfield Opportunity Area by state
The city of Auburn was designated by the state as a Brownfield Opportunity Area, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Thursday. The city has been working toward this designation for several years and in 2015 launched ... more
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VP Pence to attend fundraiser for Rep. Katko in Syracuse next week

VP Pence to attend fundraiser for Rep. Katko in Syracuse next week
Vice President Mike Pence is planning a visit to Syracuse next week. A spokesman for Rep. John Katko’s campaign confirms plans are being made for the Vice President to attend a fundraising event for the ... more
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Time is running out for New York sports betting bill

Time is running out for New York sports betting bill
Lawmakers in New York have little time left if they hope to quickly follow New Jersey in authorizing sports betting. The state Legislature plans to adjourn for the year next week, giving supporters a short ... more
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Cayuga County officials seek source of power surges at Public Safety Building

Cayuga County officials seek source of power surges at Public Safety Building
Cayuga County officials are attempting to locate the source of power fluctuations after a surge adversely affected the 911 Center's radio systems approximately three weeks ago. County E-911 Emergency Communications Department Administrator Denise Spingler told ... more
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Legislation will protect small businesses throughout rural, Upstate NY

Legislation will protect small businesses throughout rural, Upstate NY
Both houses of the New York State Legislature this week approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara to create jobs and encourage small business growth throughout rural, upstate New York. The legislation now goes to ... more
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Special meeting cancelled in Seneca Falls

Proposals for two Seneca Falls properties due January 6th
A special meeting originally scheduled for Thursday at 4 pm in Seneca Falls has been cancelled. The meeting was called to consider a bonding motion for $3 million in upgrades to the existing sewer system ... more
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Supervisors call on Albany to leave home rule to communities as incinerator looms (video)

Seneca County Board of Supervisors will have new leader after tonight’s meeting
Seneca County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bob Shipley tackled a familiar item at Tuesday's meeting during his remarks. The proposed Circular enerG incinerator was condemned again - this time receiving open criticism during open session, ... more
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Auburn school district approves job cuts

Auburn school district approves job cuts
The Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education approved some long-promised job cuts Tuesday night. The board finalized the abolishment of 11 teacher aide positions effective by the end of June 22. Those aides ... more
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Cayuga County Legislature looking at reapportionment, redistricting

Cayuga County Legislature looking at reapportionment, redistricting
The Cayuga County Legislature is looking into exploring redistricting, reapportionment, and alternative forms of government for the county, as a committee Tuesday approved the hiring of an expert to explain how the processes could work ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Unpacking Geneva contracts, new DRI money, and mental health data (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Unpacking Geneva contracts, new DRI money, and mental health data (podcast)
The hosts of the Debrief Podcast are tackling the biggest stories in the Finger Lakes over the last two weeks. Hosts Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso break down the latest in the search for Geneva's ... more
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Assembly urged to act on Brittany’s Law before end of session

Assembly urged to act on Brittany's Law before end of session
For the eighth consecutive year, the New York State Senate today approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara to enact what’s known as “The Domestic Violence Protection Act-Brittany’s Law.” The legislation would require convicted domestic ... more
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