New York State

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NYS Parks Office Offering Cyber Monday Deal

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is cutting the cost of its 3-year Empire Passport to $130 on Monday.

11/30/2014

E-ZPass lanes ahead of the Holland Tunnel. (Credit: CBS2)

Drivers Beware: E-ZPass Discounts Don’t Apply Across State Lines

Drivers with E-ZPass can get a discount on tolls, but it’s not as easy as one might think.

11/19/2014

A subway stop at Union Square is covered in snow in on Nov. 7, 2012. (file/credit: Getty Images)

State Unveils Winter Operations Plan For NYC Buses, Subways

As the Tri-State Area sank into wintry conditions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has activated its winter operations plan.

11/18/2014

Sunrise at Jones Beach - May 31, 2013 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

NYS Posts 90 Virtual Tours Of Parks, Attractions Online

The locations range from Jones Beach on Long Island to Niagara Falls at the western edge of the state and Lake George in the Adirondacks.

11/08/2014

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Tougher Penalties Go Into Effect For NYS Drivers Using Hand-Held Phones

Beginning Saturday, new drivers who are caught using a cell phone without a hands-free device could face a 120-day license suspension.

11/01/2014

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Tax Rebate Checks To Go Out To Middle Class N.Y. State Families

Thousands of middle-class families around New York state will soon receive a $350 check from the state government.

09/26/2014

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AARP: Baby Boomers Plan To Leave New York State For Retirement

AARP said Monday that many Baby Boomers plan to leave New York state as they retire — and take a slice of the state’s economy with them.

09/08/2014

eBay headquart6ers in San Jose, Calif. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

eBay Survey: Firearms Are Most Popular Purchase Items In New York State

Despite strong pushes for gun control at the state level in recent years, firearms and supplies ranked as the most popular items purchased on eBay in New York State in a new survey.

08/26/2014

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Data Breach Strikes 51 UPS Stores Around U.S.

UPS Stores across the country have been hit with a data breach may have been going on since January.

08/20/2014

Actor Robert Redford attends the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival American Riviera Award to Robert Redford at the Arlington Theatre on February 7, 2014 in Santa Barbara, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Robert Redford Sues New York State In Dispute Over Tax Bill

Robert Redford has brought some Hollywood-style drama to the New York State Department of Taxation.

08/07/2014

Pockmarked Palisades Parkway in New Jersey (Credit: CBS 2)

Palisades Interstate Parkway Repaving Set To Begin

Repaving operations were set to begin Monday on the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

07/20/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

N.Y. State Receives $3.3 Billion Windfall From Settlement With France’s Largest Bank

New York State was poised Tuesday to collect $3.3 billion from a recent record settlement with the largest bank in France, and the Cuomo administration plans to add it to the state’s general fund.

07/08/2014

Teen Sex Ed

N.Y. State Suggests HIV Tests For 13-Year-Olds, Sex Ed In Elementary School

One in four adolescents is likely to acquire a sexually transmitted disease, according to the first ever Youth Sexual Health Plan released by New York State.

05/21/2014

Fast Food

Fast Food Workers Rally In Albany In Favor Of Higher Minimum Wage

Fast food workers from around New York state rallied at the Statehouse in Albany Tuesday, demanding a higher minimum wage and calling for the passage of legislation that would let cities and towns set their own wage rules.

05/20/2014

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Victims Urge N.Y. State Lawmakers To Strengthen Penalties For Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking victims gathered in Albany Tuesday, sharing their stories and urging New York state lawmakers to pass stronger criminal penalties for forcing someone into sexual servitude.

05/13/2014

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