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November 18, 2017 - 7:21 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - New York child molestation victims are hoping the national focus on sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood, the media and national politics will convince lawmakers to allow victims to sue for decades-old abuse. The Child Victims Act would relax criminal and civil...
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Richard Root
November 13, 2017 - 1:26 am
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Low-income families, seniors and individuals can sign up for the Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP, starting today. More than $325 million is available to New Yorkers through a federally funded program. According to the state's HEAP website eligible parties may "receive...
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November 12, 2017 - 7:43 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana. The PTSD bill was part of a package of legislation that Cuomo signed to mark Veterans Day. "Our veterans...
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November 10, 2017 - 9:39 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new regulations Friday that seek to crack down on employers keeping hourly workers "on call," available to be called in at a moment's notice. The new labor rules would establish a 14-day advance notice standard for scheduling and require...
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November 01, 2017 - 6:24 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A new survey from Siena College shows big opposition to a constitutional convention among likely New York voters in next week's election. The poll found that 57 percent of respondents plan to vote no on the question of calling a constitutional convention. Twenty-five...
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October 29, 2017 - 5:23 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Labor unions are leading the fight against a New York ballot measure to hold a constitutional convention, arguing that it's just too risky to tinker with the state's governing document and threaten existing protections for worker's compensation, unemployment benefits and...
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Dave Debo
October 26, 2017 - 6:59 am
A long list of environmental groups in New York is urging voters not to call a constitutional convention, adding their voices to a growing list of organized groups allied against the measure on November's ballot. And while they might have the organzied momentum and all those lawn signs on thier...
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October 23, 2017 - 7:57 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. As part of the investigation, the prosecutor's...
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October 23, 2017 - 6:27 am
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer is taking the tax battle in Congress to upstate New York. The Democratic Senate minority leader will hold a news conference in Canandaigua today. He will urge New York's House members to fight against a Republican plan to eliminate the federal...
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October 23, 2017 - 6:20 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Democratic attorneys general from 17 states are calling on Congress to abandon legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that would allow concealed-carry gun permits issued in one state to be valid in all states. The top prosecutors from states including New York,...
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