New York State

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.
N.Y. State Budget Agreement Includes Education, Ethics Reforms; Eliminates Minimum Wage HikeThe 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.
CBS2 Exclusive: NYS Amputees Say Insurance Limits Them To One Prosthetic Per Limb For LifeLiving 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.
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.
Advocates File Lawsuit Against NYS To Clarify Law On Doctor-Assisted SuicidePatients 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.
Fire Suppression System Requirement At Gas Stations Could Soon Be Lifted For N.Y. StateMotorists 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.
13 Businesses Coming To Tax-Free Zones At N.Y. State Colleges, UniversitiesThirteen 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.
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