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4:31 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

NY Officials Propose Contraceptives Bill

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New York's attorney general and a top state lawmaker are proposing a measure to help continue insurance coverage for contraceptives despite recent the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that businesses with religious objections can opt out of paying for birth control in their employee health plans.

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3:51 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Returning Veterans Turn To Agriculture

Credit Marc Silva

As veterans come home to New York from military service, many are considering careers in agriculture.

We've heard many stories about young vets returning from service, unable to find jobs, having difficulties re-adjusting to civilian life. Yet, there are many opportunities available: among them, programs accentuating farming in its various forms. Cornell University has developed a Small Farms Program to support returning veterans.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Bus Crash That Killed Teen Brings Calls For Increased Safety

A crash earlier this month that killed a teenage boy in the Adirondacks has brought calls on New York state government to increase oversight of the rafting and tubing industries. 

The crash that killed 15-year-old tubing guide Hunter Scofield on July 5th in Lake Luzerne is still under state police investigation, and many are now working to prevent similar accidents.

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New York News
8:00 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Community Mourns Loss Of Local Theater Legend

The Glens Falls region is remembering the life of William "Bill" Woodward, an active member of the community who was at the core of performing arts scene for decades.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Tappan Zee Loan Approved, But Questions Over Tolls Remain

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A key oversight board approved half of the amount Governor Cuomo had sought for a loan from a clean water fund to help pay for the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge on Wednesday. But the meeting included accusations from a board member that Cuomo Administration officials are trying to hide bad news about future toll hikes on the bridge and the rest of the New York State Thruway.

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New York News
5:44 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Saratoga County Lawmakers Seek Increased PCB Monitoring

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Lawmakers in Saratoga County have passed a resolution calling on General Electric to monitor flood plains along the Hudson River for chemical contamination. 

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Manufacturing Deal Good For Region

Credit Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara Official Website

The mills and factories of Upstate New York were often the first step toward a new life for immigrants to America many years ago. Companies such as General Electric in Schenectady and the rug-makers of Amsterdam provided the work for the Irish, Germans, Italians and others who came to stake their claims in America. Many of those factories and mills are gone, but there's new high-tech manufacturing under way in upstate highlighted again by Tuesday's announcement of a $500 million consortium involving the state and General Electric.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Cuomo Far Outraises GOP Opponent

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is already ahead of his Republican challenger in name recognition, now, according to required campaign disclosure filings with the State Board of Elections, Cuomo is far ahead in fundraising as well.

Cuomo, who already had over $33 million dollars in his campaign war chest, took in an additional $8.4 million dollars during the first six months of the year, and spent around $6 and a half million dollars, leaving him with a balance of  $35,037,071.40.

GOP candidate for Governor Rob Astorino faces an uphill battle against the incumbent governor.

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New York News
6:07 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

NYS-GE-CNSE Power Electronics Consortium

Credit Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was at General Electric in Niskayuna today to announce an energy initiative to commercialize new technology that will have major implications for the electronics market.

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4:46 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Cuomo Says Private Market Will Decide Future of New York's Casino Industry

One third of Atlantic City's casinos, including one run by Donald Trump, have announced plans to close.
Credit atlantic-city-casino.com

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s not concerned about reports that the casino gambling industry may not be all that healthy. The negative news comes as the state is considering authorizing four new gambling centers in the next few months.

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