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New York gives tuition break to veterans

ALBANY (AP) — New York is encouraging veterans to go back to school and making it easier for the families of service members who relocate to the state. A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday will ...

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President orders disaster relief aid to NY

President Obama on Tuesday declared a major disaster in the state of New York and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe mid-May storms and flooding. Federal funding also is available to ...

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NY reports collecting $3.9B in evaded taxes

ALBANY (AP) — New York officials report collecting $3.9 billion in evaded taxes over the past year, an increase of about $200 million or five percent over the prior year. The Department of Taxation and Finance said about 96 percent ...

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State reaches settlement with health insurer

After an investigation uncovered widespread violations of New York law requiring health insurers to offer young adults continuation health coverage on their parents’ policies, the state has reached a settlement with EmblemHealth Inc. EmblemHealth is a health insurance company that ...

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Drivers can check license status online

ALBANY — New York’s motor vehicles department has added a website link where drivers can check their driving records and license status. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the new option on the state’s MyDMV site, which will require registering online for ...

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AG reaches $800 million tobacco settlement

A panel of arbitrators Wednesday threw out an $800 million claim against New York and ordered tobacco companies to pay the state more than $92 million they wrongfully withheld from their 2003 annual payment under the 1998 landmark tobacco Master ...

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NY, Canada agree on Peace Bridge plan

BUFFALO — New York and Canada have agreed on a plan to hasten much-needed improvements to the American side of the Peace Bridge after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and ambassadors from both countries intervened in a stalemate that had divided the ...

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Airline commits to upstate New York

U.S. Airways CEO Doug Parker committed Tuesday to uphold upstate New York regional service and preserve jobs in its regional airports, including those in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. A potential merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines was discussed by ...

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NRA: NY’s quick gun law passage nixed opposition

ALBANY — The National Rifle Association said the secretive negotiations and lightning-fast passage of New York’s tough new gun control laws squelched the powerful gun lobby’s ability to mount opposition. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he had to engineer quick enactment ...

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N.Y. ranks as 4th most litigious

Dolan Media Newswires — New York City and Albany have been collectively named the fourth most litigious areas in the country in the American Tort Reform Association’s annual “Judicial Hellholes” report. In its report, the ATRA noted that the high ...

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