New York State

Union: NY State Police Vehicle Fleet “Dangerous”
A union official says the aging New York State Police vehicle fleet is a "most dangerous and frightening situation."
Thomas Mungeer, president of the Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, has filed a formal complaint about aging patrol vehicles...
NYS Minimum Wage Could Jump to $15 For Some
A panel created by Governor Cuomo is recommending a $15 an hour minimum wage for fast-food chain restaurants in New York state.
The Cuomo wage board made the recommendation Wednesday afternoon. The state Department of Labor would have to authorize the action before it is implemented...
Twelve Dannemora Prison Workers Placed on Leave
A dozen Clinton Correctional Facility employees have been placed on administrative leave in the aftermath of the escape of David Sweat and Richard Matt.
The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced the action Tuesday morning...
New York School Bus Operators Want Higher Fines
A group that represents school transportation companies wants tougher penalties for drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses in New York state.
The New York School Bus Contractors Association is backing proposals to boost fines and suspend driver licenses for those who ignore the flashing red …
Libous Wants Property Tax Cap Retained
Senator Thomas Libous says he wants New York state's property tax cap to be made permanent.
The Republican-controlled Senate has voted in favor of retaining the tax cap which was enacted in 2011.
Libous, a Binghamton Republican, did not vote on the plan to keep the tax cap...
Town Officials Discuss Plan to Divide New York
Some town officials are talking about a plan to divide New York into two autonomous regions.
Members of the Upstate New York Towns Association met with the leader of a group that wants to break away from the nine downstate counties.
Association president Carolyn Price said the session was held Saturda…
New York State Schools to Receive Naloxone Kits
Schools across New York will soon be able to obtain a heroin overdose antidote.
State officials say money appropriated in the recently-approved budget will help to provide naloxone kits to school districts.
Funding also will cover the cost of training school personnel in administering the antidote to …
Binghamton: Highest City Tax Rate in State
A report released by an Albany-based organization that promotes public policy reforms confirms what many Binghamton property owners probably suspected: The local effective property tax rate is higher than any other city in New York.
The Empire Center for Public Policy determined the effective tax rat…
Cuomo Asked to Provide Details on Fracking Ban
Environmentalists are seeking information from Governor Andrew Cuomo on how a possible ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing will be implemented in New York state.
The state's environmental conservation and health commissioners announced on December 17 that they would not support fracking for …
Moss Establishing Committee to Back GOP Candidates
Christopher Moss, who ran as the Republican candidate for New York lieutenant governor, says he's working to get more people enrolled in the party.
The 47-year-old Moss, who has been Chemung County sheriff for nine years, was Rob Astorino's running mate in the November election...

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