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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

Gavel

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

Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

State Steps In To Keep Brooklyn’s Interfaith Medical Center Open

Days after an announcement that Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn would be closing, New York State gave the hospital a reprieve by committing to funding until March of next year.

12/23/2013

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Obamacare Enrollment In New York: Over 100,000 So Far

Over 100,000 residents of New York have successfully enrolled so far. New York has more than two million uninsured residents.

12/23/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo   (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cuomo’s Pledge: Start, Expand Business In N.Y. And Avoid Taxes For Decade

A slick new television ad makes a promise most business owners would jump at: Start-up or expand a business in New York and enjoy a 10-year exemption from property, sales and even state income taxes.

12/20/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Calls For Tax Break For New York State Renters

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has decided to support the minority position of his own tax commission when it comes to providing a property tax credit to renters across the state, with most of the break going to New York City tenants.

12/16/2013

New York Rising Meeting

L.I. Residents Call ‘New York Rising’ Storm Relief Program Incompetent

The New York Rising program was set up by the state to help victims of Superstorm Sandy rebuild, but many have said the program has failed to deliver.

12/03/2013

A train car on Metro North's New Haven Line (Credit MTA/Metro North)

State Takes To MTA Trains With New Tourism Campaign

New York State is spreading the word that it is best to spend your money closer to home, in a new campaign that includes a novel relationship with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

10/26/2013

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