New York State

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo Must Pick New Running Mate After Duffy Decides Not To Run

Governor Andrew Cuomo will need to find a new running mate, since Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy has decided he will not be seeking another term.

05/08/2014

This Feb. 4, 2013, photo illustration in Manassas, Va., shows a man holding a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.  (credit: Getty Images)

South Dakota AG: New York State Gun Laws Set Worrying Precedent

The state attorney general in South Dakota said in a court filing that the New York state ban on semi-automatic weapons sets a worrying precedent that could affect the rights of South Dakotans and people across the country.

05/07/2014

The midtown New York City skyline, including the Empire State Building, is seen from the air over New York   (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Ranks New York As Worst State For Retiring

Bankrate noted that New York City is home to nearly half of state residents, and the high taxes and cost of living were to blame for the low ranking.

05/05/2014

Surgery

Out-Of-State Breast Reconstructions To Be Covered In New York State

Patients who see out-of-network plastic surgeons for breast reconstruction will be covered in New York state, under an agreement announced Thursday between the state and insurer Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield.

05/01/2014

Cheerleaders from Clarkstown North High School (credit: CBS 2)

New York State Board Of Regents Deems Cheerleading A Sport

New York state education officials voted Tuesday to recognize competitive cheerleading as an interscholastic sport, in an effort to improve safety and coaching standards.

04/29/2014

Classroom (file/credit: clipart.com)

NYC Public School Principals Slam State English Tests

Principals at some three dozen New York City public schools led protests Friday against this year’s New York state English tests, which they said were poorly designed and confusing.

04/11/2014

Texting while stopped at a red light is legal in New York state. (credit: CBS 2)

Crackdown On Distracted Driving Begins Around New York State

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that state and local police have stepped up patrols statewide to crack down on mobile phone use while driving.

04/10/2014

Beer Steins

Cuomo Holds Summit Touting State’s Alcoholic Beverage Industry

The New York state alcoholic beverage industry was on display Tuesday at a summit organized by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and focused on bolstering the business.

04/08/2014

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

Sources: Major Tax Relief Coming In New York State Budget

Sources told CBS 2 that the New York State Legislature is poised to cut taxes for property owners, renters, businesses and even estates.

03/28/2014

A Mute Swan (file/credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

State Department Of Environmental Conservation Backs Off Plan To Kill Mute Swans

Public backlash to a plan to eradicate mute swans has the Department of Environmental Conservation changing course.

03/01/2014

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promotes the I-STOP program - Staten Island, NY - Jul 16, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Schneiderman Seeks To Facilitate Lawsuits By Wrongful Convicts

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has proposed revisions in state law, so that more people wrongfully convicted of crimes bring damage claims against the state.

02/18/2014

Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS 2)

State To Reinvest Medicaid Savings On Hospitals, Health Care

New York State has reached an agreement with federal officials for a waiver allowing the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings to support hospitals and improve health care, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday evening.

02/13/2014

Salt Shortage

Salt Shortages, Threat Of Black Ice Spark Concern In Tri-State Area

Ice and slush have left roads and sidewalks dangerously slippery, and many Tri-State area municipalities have seen their reserves of salt to correct the problems dangerously depleted.

02/05/2014

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Report: Millions In State Tax Return Check-Off Donations Never Used For Anything

More than $14 million from tax return check-offs — most intended for health-related causes such as cancer research — has been sitting in accounts for years without being spent for the intended purposes, the New York State Comptroller’s office reported Wednesday.

01/15/2014

L.I. Man Settles With State Over Wrongful Conviction For Parents’ Murder

A man who spent 17 years in prison for killing his parents has settled a wrongful conviction lawsuit against the State of New York.

01/07/2014

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