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It’s official: Ridesharing will be available by Fourth of July
Policy

It’s official: Ridesharing will be available by Fourth of July

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday night signed a bill that will speed up the process of allowing ridesharing across New York. With the signing of Bill S.5814/A .7624, sponsored by Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer, R-Amherst, and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston, services such as Uber and Lyft will be operational in every […]

Assembly Republicans say legislative work is far from finished
Policy Politics

Assembly Republicans say legislative work is far from finished

With 11 days left in the 2017 Legislative Session, the Assembly Republican Conference is making its final case for priority legislation they would like to see passed before June 21. Increased oversight of economic development programs, ethics reforms, creating a domestic violence database, reducing red tape for small businesses and […]

Cuomo promises relief for flooded homeowners along Lake Ontario
Policy

Cuomo promises relief for flooded homeowners along Lake Ontario

On a trip this week to announce financial relief for homeowners affected by recent flooding in western New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo had strong words about a U.S.-Canadian commission responsible for maintaining water levels in Lake Ontario. Watch video below. Cuomo and other politicians are blaming the International Joint Commission […]

Bill sets up fight over who can advise DEC on hunting and fishing policies
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Bill sets up fight over who can advise DEC on hunting and fishing policies

Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, a champion of animal rights, has committed her support to a bill that would change who can serve on the sportsmen-funded advisory board that makes recommendations on the state’s fish and wildlife policies and regulations. The bill (S.3327/A.6519) seeks to change the language in the Department of […]