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LONG EDDY, NY — Since the 2018 Farm Bill removed cannabis from the list of Schedule 1 drugs, hemp has become the fastest growing crop in the country. The explosion in popularity has some … more
ALBANY, NY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on December 12 vetoed a bill that would have allowed electric scooters and bicycles to operate legally statewide. The legislation overwhelmingly was … more
ALBANY, NY — In November 2019, the number of private sector jobs in New York State grew by 15,300, or 0.2 percent, to 8,327,800, a new, all-time high, according to preliminary figures released … more
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on December 9 signed into law legislation introduced by the two agriculture committee chairs in the state legislature, Sen. Jen Metzger and Assemblymember Donna … more
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation enacting the Nuisance Call Act, which closes a loophole in the Do Not Call Registry and requires live telemarketers to give consumers the … more
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law on November 19 that allows adoptees to get certified copies of their birth certificates when they turn 18. The law is intended to allow adoptees … more
Smoking electronic cigarettes, known as vaping, has taken off in spectacular fashion in the United States, especially among school-aged children. Introduced in 2007, e-cigarettes were the most common … more
ALBANY, NY — The plan had been that beginning on April 1, 2020, everyone who had New York license plates older than 10 years would have to replace those plates as the registrations came due, … more
BETHEL, NY — A small group of protestors lined the entrance to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Thursday afternoon, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo was set to arrive and speak at the Catskill Challenge Award Ceremony.  more
MONTICELLO, NY — The New York State Legislature, as part of the budget process, passed legislation that will eliminate bail as a condition of release for 90% of people accused of crimes in the … more
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, joined by Billy Joel, signed legislation on April 29 to ban offshore drilling in New York State waters. The legislation will bar the state from granting permits … more
ALBANY, NY — The digital age has given birth to a wide array of websites that post mug shots, very often of people who have not yet been convicted of a crime. As part of the New York State 2019 … more
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Senate and Assembly reached a budget deal on March 31, just hours short of the deadline. The deal includes $24.7 million in funding to pay … more
CHESTER, NY — With the budget process nearing an end in Albany, state senators Jen Metzger and James Skoufis, who serve adjacent districts, held a news conference at the Chester Public Library … more
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been saying for months that he would like the state legislature to legalize the recreational use of marijuana as part of the budget process, which is due to … more
ALBANY, NY — It’s still not clear if the New York State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo will agree on a state budget by the end of this month. But, in the meantime, the Senate is moving … more
REGION — In response to a push by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to close three state prisons, a prison guard advocate released two recent incidents in which guards were wounded or splattered with human … more
Can the Governor’s proposal to legalize recreational marijuana pay for itself without increasing THC use? I don’t see how. New personnel expenses for salaries, benefits and training will … more
NEW YORK—Michele Kaplan is afraid to go back to life without CDPA. Her aides were strangers. Not all of them spoke English, so Kaplan couldn’t communicate her needs. Once she needed to … more
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the State Legislature to enact congestion pricing for cars entering Manhattan below 60th Street Cuomo’s plan calls for drivers to be charged about $11 … more
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