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Cars wait in line for fuel at a Gulf gas station on Nov. 1, 2012 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

State Budget Provides Grants To Gas Stations In The Event Of A Superstorm

The New York state budget will give grants to gas stations for generators so that if another superstorm like Sandy hits, there will not be interminable lines at gas stations.

03/23/2013

Guns turned in at a Dallas gun buyback event (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

New Gun Control Regulations Take Effect In New York State

Tough new gun control measures kick in Saturday throughout New York State.

03/16/2013

Fracking equipment in South Montrose, Pa. (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York State May Suspend Decision On Fracking Until 2015

The New York State Assembly voted Wednesday to suspend until 2015 any action on allowing gas drilling using fracking.

03/06/2013

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

Cuomo Not Open To Changes In Substance Of Gun Control Law

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he is only open to “technical changes” to correct mistakes in his landmark gun control legislation, and not substantive changes.

03/04/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Proposed State Law Would Ban Discrimination Based On Gender Identity

Proposed New York state legislation would protect gender identity or expression from discrimination, and subject any violator to a potential hate crime prosecution.

02/23/2013

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N.Y. Court Of Appeals Chief Judge Calls For Return Of Cameras To Courts

New York State Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said advances in technology mandate the opening of all courtrooms to cameras so New Yorkers can see for themselves how justice works.

02/16/2013

A storm-damaged home awaits demolition in the New Dorp area of Staten Island. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

New York State Pushes Banks To Release Over $200 Million In Sandy Aid

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that his administration is working with banks to release nearly $208 million in checks already approved for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

02/12/2013

A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in the Belle Harbor on January 2, 2013 in the Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NY State Issues Recommendations For Preventing Devastation From Another Superstorm

A new report has issued a long list of suggestions for preventing another storm like Superstorm Sandy from bringing similar devastation to New York.

01/08/2013

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School Board Members Unsure About Adequacy Of Mental Health Services In N.Y. State

A survey released late last week showed uncertainty among New York state school board members about whether students have adequate access to mental health services.

01/06/2013

$14 Million NY Lottery winner

Officials: New Yorkers Spent Record $9.1-Billion On State Lotto In 2012

State officials say New York gamblers plunked down a record $9.1 billion on state-sanctioned lottery games in 2012.

01/05/2013

Premature Baby (file / credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Premature Birth Rate Continues Decline In New York State

The rate of premature births in New York State has continued its trend of decline, according to state heath officials.

01/05/2013

Staten Island After Sandy

Lawmakers Push For Tens Of Billions In Disaster Aid For New York, New Jersey

The pressure was on New York lawmakers this weekend to get federal funds to help cover the billions in damage from Superstorm Sandy, and homeowners have been waiting for help too.

12/02/2012

The New York State Capitol in Albany - File / Photo: Daniel Barry/Getty Images

Advocates Rally In Albany For Increase In New York State Minimum Wage

Advocates for the working poor rallied in Albany Monday, urging state government leaders who are poised to raise their salaries in coming weeks to also raise the minimum wage and replenish food banks for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

11/19/2012

Body piercings

NY State Lawmakers Pushing For New Law Governing Underage Body Piercing

Teens trying to get anything other than their ears pierced could soon be banned from doing so across New York State if their parents don’t sign-off on it for them.

06/14/2012

Donald Trump (credit: Joe Corrigan / Getty Images Entertainment)

Donald Trump Changes Voter Registration In New York

A spokesman for Trump says the businessman and television host changed his affiliation to preserve his option to seek the presidency in 2012.

12/23/2011

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