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Tag Archives: New York State

State makes emergency change in siting regulations for wind power projects

The New York state Department of Public Service last week revised its definition of “revision,” making it possible for a company building a wind turbine to modify its approved plans without triggering a new public hearing. An emergency ruling in ...

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New York called to include menthol in flavored tobacco ban

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers could ban flavored tobacco products amid growing concern over the tobacco and vaping industry’s use of flavorings to attract young people and African Americans, though it’s unclear whether a push to ban menthol ...

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Proposed liquor law change would enable movie theaters to sell craft beer

Two companies with movie theaters in Brooklyn and Yonkers offer full meals — with alcohol — for customers to consume while they watch their movies. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a chain based based in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema are ...

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Census: NY lost more population than any other state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state’s population declined more than any other state in a recent 12-month period. New numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week show the state’s population declined by 48,510 between July 1, 2017 ...

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New payroll card rules take effect

New York officials say new regulations require payroll card companies to eliminate fees for account maintenance, overdrafts, checking on balances and inactivity. The regulations, first proposed last year, also require the companies to provide access to at least one no-fee ...

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Appeals court: New York can ban credit card surcharges

It is constitutional for New York state to ban merchants from passing along credit card transaction fees to their customers, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan rejected the findings of a ...

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