New York News

1:32 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Mount Vernon Mayor Pleads Guilty To Tax Charges

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The mayor of Mount Vernon, New York has pleaded guilty to federal tax charges.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Mayor, Governor Speak at Dueling Rallies in Albany

Governor Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at dueling rallies on education at the State Capitol that highlighted the two politicians’ differences over education issues.   

A rally to promote New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for universal pre kindergarten  had been planned for weeks. The mayor spoke to around 1500 union members, urging them to put the pressure on state lawmakers to approve in the state budget the mayor’s plan to provide the classes for thousands of four year olds starting in September.

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Capital Region News
12:45 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Albany Mayor-Elect Names Transition Team

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

This week, Albany mayor-elect Kathy Sheehan named leaders of a transition team formed to foster a smooth shift leading to her inauguration on New Year’s Day.

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New York News
8:04 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Good start lets NY crops ward off drought in 2012

Credit USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rain in late summer and early fall of 2012 helped save crops in most of the state.

The USDA says production of grain corn, soybeans, wheat and oat crops all increased from the previous year. Soybeans were estimated at a record high 14.4 million bushels, 20 percent more than was harvested in 2011.

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New York News
7:04 am
Tue January 15, 2013

New York Senate votes on stricter gun control laws

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The New York Senate voted to enact the toughest in the nation gun control laws proposed by Governor Cuomo . The Assembly is expected to act later Tuesday.

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New York News
9:00 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Central NY Birds Eye plant sold; 183 jobs planned

Credit YNN web staff

FULTON, N.Y. (AP) — A company that has purchased the closed Birds Eye plant in central New York plans to open a food-processing facility that will employ 183 people.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports ( ) that the plant was purchased last week by a real estate holding company. New York is giving the company up to $1 million in Excelsior tax credits in exchange for a commitment to create 183 jobs.

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New York News
8:58 am
Fri January 11, 2013

NY troopers to drivers: Move over for tow trucks

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CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — State police, the Thruway Authority and towing companies are reminding motorists in New York about the law that requires drivers to change lanes or slow down when approaching roadside vehicles with flashing lights.

They're holding a news conference Friday morning at the state police Thruway barracks in Cheektowaga to publicize the state's "move over" law.

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7:11 am
Tue January 8, 2013

WAMC's David Guistina chats with Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina chats with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union, about what's making news today.

New England News
12:20 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Concern and Frustration Mount Over Lack of Farm Bill Action in Washington

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Frustration and concerns are growing in the agricultural community as the Farm Bill languishes in the U.S. House, and no action appears to be imminent.

The U.S. Farm Bill expires at the end of the year.  At that time, some programs will revert to previous funding levels and others will sunset. Some programs, like the Milk Income Loss Program - or MILC - a support program for dairy farmers, has already ended.  The Senate has passed the bill, but House leadership has not brought it to a floor vote.

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7:23 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Cuomo Saddles Up for Obama Campaign Trail


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will take his high favorability ratings out on the campaign trail for fellow Democrat President Barack Obama.

Cuomo says he plans to go to swing states to campaign for Obama, but didn't say where or when he will go.

In the interview on WGDJ-AM Radio, Cuomo says he is trying to tamp down speculation about his own interest in a run for president in 2016. Cuomo repeatedly says he's not thinking about it.

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