State Of New York

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New York Vows To Remove Registered Sex Offenders From Housing Near Schools

The State of New York has vowed to fix a troubling issue. Convicted pedophiles have been housed near city schools in violation of a state law.


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State Demands Environmental Review For Plum Island Before Any Sale

The State of New York has demanded a review of environmental conditions on Plum Island, off the coast of eastern Long Island, before the federal government can sell the island and move an infectious animal disease laboratory to a new facility in Kansas.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov Cuomo Signs Law Making Drunk Driving Felony On Conditional Licenses

Motorists who lose their license for drunken driving may be issued a conditional license, limited to essential trips like work, school and medical appointments.


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State To Provide Refunds For Estate Taxes Paid By Same-Sex Spouses

The State of New York said Tuesday that it will give same-sex spouses refunds for estate taxes they were forced to pay because federal law didn’t recognize gay marriage.


The New York State Senate chamber, as seen on June 16, 2011 in Albany. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

State Senate Confirms CUNY Law Professor To State’s Highest Court

City University of New York law professor Jenny Rivera was confirmed to the state’s highest court Monday by the state Senate, after some Republican senators faulted Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s choice for limited experience as a trial lawyer and judge.


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New York State Advances $3.1 Billion Plan To Replace Tappan Zee Bridge

The state Thruway Authority approved the least expensive of three options for a new Tappan Zee Bridge.


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State Unveils Design Options For New Tappan Zee Bridge

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said an advisory board favors the least expensive option, which would cost $3.14 billion.