Rev Up The Security: Motorcycle Thefts Up 23 Percent In NYThe Empire State had the fifth-highest rate of motorcycle theft in the most recent report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau covering 2014 to 2015.
NY Lawmakers Pass Legislation To Ban Tampon TaxAssembly member Linda Rosenthal, a Manhattan Democrat who sponsored the bill, says the state exempts from sales taxes other medical necessities like bandages, medicine and even condoms.
Food Banks Say N.Y. State Is Dropping Ball On Hunger CrisisThe state of New York is failing to address a growing hunger crisis affecting seniors, veterans and children around the state, according to the managers of food banks and pantries.
New York State Now Accepting Applications For Student Loan Debt ReliefNew York state has begun accepting student loan forgiveness applications for students who attended college in the state in the past year.
NY Launches Registration For Upcoming Medical Marijuana ProgramQualified New Yorkers can now enroll in the state's upcoming medical marijuana program online.
Officials: NY Standardized Test Scores Won't Be Used To Evaluate TeachersThe decision stems from Governor Andrew Cuomo's Common Core Task Force, which released recommendations on revisions to the state's standardized testing program last week.
Cuomo Issues Executive Order To Add Gender Identity To Anti-Bias RulesNew York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo has elected to use his executive power to expand the state’s anti-discrimination rules to protect transgender state residents.
DEC: Ban On Fracking In New York State Becomes OfficialA ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, officially went into effect in New York state on Monday.
N.Y. State Board: Minimum Wage For Fast-Food Workers Should Go UpThe 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.
Seen At 11: Privacy Experts Alarmed By New York DMV's Sale Of InformationWe 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.
State Conservation Department Announces Blacklist For Some Invasive Plant SpeciesWith the sounds of spring in the air, and planting season in full swing some of your favorite flora may be hard to find.
NY Teachers' Unions Urge Parents To Opt Children Out Of Common Core TestsMeanwhile, some superintendents have warned that if too many students opt out, districts will lose state funding.

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