Saturday, May 25, 2013
New York State News
AG warning about calls for free medical alert gear
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York state attorney general's office is warning New Yorkers against scam robocalls targeting seniors and offering free medical alert equipment with back-end fees for monitoring.
Cuomo : Create tax-free zones around SUNY campuses
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to create tax-free entrepreneurial zones tied to State University of New York campuses.
NYS reports crackdown on repeat drunken drivers
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Officials say their crackdown on repeat drunken drivers through new rules imposed last September has resulted in 3,164 people charged.
Democratic assemblyman calls on Silver to resign
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A published report says a member of the Assembly's Democratic conference is calling on Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign over his role in a sexual harassment scandal.
Locals honoring fallen heroes
ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - Kenneth R Knapp's grandfather was a New York State Trooper and although he never met him, he has made it his mission to honor and promote awareness about fallen state troopers
Governor announces state to cover local share of Irene/Lee home buyouts
NYS will cover the 25 percent non-federal match requirement of property buyout costs associated with Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
Many NYS gas leases expire as moratorium remains
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Getting out of a lease can be tricky as New York's five-year moratorium on shale gas development remains while leases expire.
Despite aid boost, more budget pain for New York schools
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - New York school officials say many budgets that will be put before voters May 21 continue the staff and programming reductions of the previous few years.
Cuomo wants to open casinos while negotiating with Oneidas
ALBANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to resolve the long-standing Oneida Indian Nation land claim and create state-operated casinos Upstate at the same time.
Cuomo releases gaming plan for Upstate
ALBANY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is working to create jobs and boost tourism in Upstate New York and unveiled a resort gaming plan to do so.