New York State

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DEC: Ban On Fracking In New York State Becomes Official

A ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, officially went into effect in New York state on Monday.

06/29/2015

In advance of hearing on minimum wage, hundreds rally at NYU on June 15, 2015. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

N.Y. State Board: Minimum Wage For Fast-Food Workers Should Go Up

The three members of a New York state board considering minimum wage increases for fast-food workers said the wage should rise, though they haven’t immediately determined how high and when.

06/29/2015

A New York State Department of Motor Vehicles office. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Privacy Experts Alarmed By New York DMV’s Sale Of Information

We do everything we can to protect our personal information, so as to keep it from falling into the hands of identity thieves or other cyber criminals.

05/11/2015

The state of New York has banned dozens of invasive plant species. (Credit: CBS2)

State Conservation Department Announces Blacklist For Some Invasive Plant Species

With the sounds of spring in the air, and planting season in full swing some of your favorite flora may be hard to find.

04/22/2015

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NY Teachers’ Unions Urge Parents To Opt Children Out Of Common Core Tests

Meanwhile, some superintendents have warned that if too many students opt out, districts will lose state funding.

04/11/2015

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

N.Y. State Budget Agreement Includes Education, Ethics Reforms; Eliminates Minimum Wage Hike

The New York state budget agreement struck Monday did not include a minimum wage hike or property tax relief, but it did include a new tax cut for luxury yachts.

03/30/2015

Bob Reffi gets a prosthetic limb fitted. New York state Affordable Health Care insurance currently covers only one prosthetic device per limb, per lifetime. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: NYS Amputees Say Insurance Limits Them To One Prosthetic Per Limb For Life

Living with the loss of an arm or a leg is hard enough, and now amputees have begun a fight for insurance coverage in New York state.

03/17/2015

Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Easter Sunday (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Dolan On Doctor-Assisted Suicide: ‘Real Heroes Are Those Who Die Naturally’

The battle lines are drawn as the Catholic church says it will fight efforts to legalize doctor-assisted suicide.

02/09/2015

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Advocates File Lawsuit Against NYS To Clarify Law On Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Patients and doctors in support of the lawsuit are asking the court to declare patients facing the end of life have a right under the state Constitution to make autonomous decisions about their bodies.

02/04/2015

White Plains Gas Station Rescue

Fire Suppression System Requirement At Gas Stations Could Soon Be Lifted For N.Y. State

Motorists who pull into gas stations likely don’t notice the fire suppression systems embedded in overhead canopies, but for decades, New York state has required them. But the state’s Code Council could soon lift the requirement.

01/21/2015

Stony Brook University campus (credit: CBS2)

13 Businesses Coming To Tax-Free Zones At N.Y. State Colleges, Universities

Thirteen more businesses have agreed to expand or locate in tax-free zones at colleges and universities around New York state while committing to bringing new jobs, state officials said Monday.

12/29/2014

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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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