Debate Rages Over New York's Free Public College Plan For Middle Class StudentsSome in New York are rejoicing Monday, as students from families who earn less than $125,000 a year are now eligible for free public college tuition.
Gov. Cuomo Announces NY State Budget Deal One Week After DeadlineRepublican Senate Leader John Flanagan hasn't announced when he will call the Senate back to vote on the budget. The full Legislature is expected back in late April.
NY's Mohawks Become First Tribe To Take Down A Federal DamThe removal of the 11-foot-high Hogansburg Dam this fall is the latest in the tribe's decades-long struggle to restore territory defiled by industrial pollution, beginning in the 1980s with PCBs and heavy metals from nearby General Motors, Alcoa and Reynolds Metal plants, a cleanup under federal oversight that's nearly complete.
ADL: Anti-Semitic Vandalism 'Fuels Anxiety' Following Presidential ElectionOfficials from the Anti-Defamation League have expressed their concerns over the recent string of bias incidents across New York State following the presidential election.
Rev Up The Security: Motorcycle Thefts Up 23 Percent In NYThe Empire State had the fifth-highest rate of motorcycle theft in the most recent report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau covering 2014 to 2015.
NY Lawmakers Pass Legislation To Ban Tampon TaxAssembly member Linda Rosenthal, a Manhattan Democrat who sponsored the bill, says the state exempts from sales taxes other medical necessities like bandages, medicine and even condoms.
Food Banks Say N.Y. State Is Dropping Ball On Hunger CrisisThe state of New York is failing to address a growing hunger crisis affecting seniors, veterans and children around the state, according to the managers of food banks and pantries.
New York State Now Accepting Applications For Student Loan Debt ReliefNew York state has begun accepting student loan forgiveness applications for students who attended college in the state in the past year.
NY Launches Registration For Upcoming Medical Marijuana ProgramQualified New Yorkers can now enroll in the state's upcoming medical marijuana program online.
Officials: NY Standardized Test Scores Won't Be Used To Evaluate TeachersThe decision stems from Governor Andrew Cuomo's Common Core Task Force, which released recommendations on revisions to the state's standardized testing program last week.
Cuomo Issues Executive Order To Add Gender Identity To Anti-Bias RulesNew York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo has elected to use his executive power to expand the state’s anti-discrimination rules to protect transgender state residents.
DEC: Ban On Fracking In New York State Becomes OfficialA ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, officially went into effect in New York state on Monday.