Starting today, the Pulse Oximetry test will be given to every newborn before discharge from the hospital, due to a law signed by Gov. Cuomo that had been promoted by American Heart Association Superheroes.
He said he made a promise and so far, he says he's kept his end of the bargain. That was Governor Cuomo last week at the State of the State Address. It's been nearly a year since the SAFE Act was passed. Some gun advocates say it was rushed through in the middle of the night.
News10NBC is hearing from some lawmakers who say that isn't exactly true.
The bill was passed in about 24 hours and while that is faster than normal, there was debate around it in the Assembly. It passed the Senate 43-18 and in the Assembly, the SAFE Act passed 104-45.
A new report released Monday shows pro-fracking interest groups have spent a staggering $64.3 million on campaign contributions and lobbying efforts in recent years to pressure state lawmakers to allow high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York.
Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as "fracking," is a natural gas extraction process that blasts high volumes of water, sand and chemicals into gas-rich rock formations to release the natural gas.
by Rick Karlin, Albany Times Union, January 13, 2014 at 5:24 pm
Surrounded by posters urging a cutting of Red Tape and a pile of regulation books on a nearby table, a group of Senate Republicans and IDC members earlier Monday rolled out a plan to cut the regulatory burdens they say impede the state’s business community.
In order to get into the convention center to hear the State of the State, people had to file past a loud group of protesters calling for a ban on fracking for natural gas, and others opposed to the New York SAFE Act which became the centerpiece to last year's speech.
On Wednesday, the Governor talked about creating jobs by relieving the tax burden on employers He wants to reduce the corporate income tax, abolish it all together for upstate manufacturers and put a freeze on property taxes.
Senator Dave Valesky supports the efforts. " We feel very confident that we'll be successful in providing meaningful tax relief to the taxpayers of our state." he told CNY Central's Jim Kenyon.
At present, there are three times as many people looking for employment than there are positions available. Beginning December 28th 2013, 1.3 million Americans lost their unemployment benefits just three short days after Christmas.
While it was a big day for members of the Land Bank board, it was also a big day for Zahide Halimi. A day she's long waited for. Zahide and her husband immigrated from Bosnia more than ten years ago. Her parents have now followed her to Syracuse, but have been unable to find a home. YNN's Bill Carey has more on the story.
(Syracuse, NY – Dec. 5, 2013) State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) recently delivered 12 bags of donated coats and blankets to the Center for New Americans as a result of a coat and blanket drive he sponsored at the State Office Building in partnership with InterFaith Works’ Refugee Resettlement program.
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