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New York law aims to protect veterans from pension poaching

Aug. 25, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has a new law designed to protect older and disabled veterans from so-called pension poaching. Pension poaching occurs when financial planners, insurance agents or others claim they are assisting veterans and their families get federal benefits, but are really convincing...

Capitol Watch: Lawmakers push back on new license plate, fee

Aug. 24, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Republican lawmakers aren't happy with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to charge motorists $25 for new license plates. The Democratic governor recently announced a public vote to pick the plate's design, as well as plans to impose a $25 replacement fee on...

New York state expands help for crime victims, witnesses

Aug. 24, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has three new laws intended to help crime victims and children who witness crimes. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measures into law on Wednesday. One of the new laws allows domestic violence victims to sue their abusers for damages if they fail to obey orders of...

NY 'red flag' gun-control law goes into effect Saturday

Aug. 23, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid a national gun-control debate, New York state's "red flag" law goes into effect Saturday. It allows law enforcement, school officials and families to ask a court to order the seizure of firearms from people considered to be dangerous. State legislators who support the measure emphasize...

A look at court fights over Trump's financial documents

Aug. 23, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

President Donald Trump's lawyers argued Friday at a federal appeals court in New York that two banks should be stopped from turning over his financial records to House committees seeking them. The case is one of several across the country where Trump is fighting against turning over documents sought by Democrats....

Beloved NYC pizza joint reopens after settling tax bill

Aug. 22, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A top-rated New York City pizza restaurant has reopened two days after it was shuttered by state officials over unpaid taxes. The New York Post reports that Brooklyn's Di Fara Pizza reopened Thursday after its owners worked out a payment plan to settle a $167,000 tax bill. Di Fara opened in...

New York state fair to be fueled through renewables by 2023

Aug. 21, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state commissioner announced Wednesday that the state fair will be solely powered by renewable energy by 2023. Richard Ball, commissioner for the state Department of Agriculture and Markets, made the comment in front of a crowd of hundreds as the state fair started...

State officials sue EPA, seeking more Hudson River cleanup

Aug. 21, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials who are pushing for additional cleanup of the Hudson River followed through Wednesday on their promise of a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The federal lawsuit seeks to vacate the EPA's decision in April not to compel General Electric Co. to...

The Latest: EPA not commenting on Hudson River lawsuit

Aug. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency over Hudson River cleanup (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Environmental Protection Agency is not commenting on a lawsuit filed by New York officials who are seeking additional cleanup of the Hudson River. The...

Editorials from around New York

Aug. 21, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Trump, Jews and America: The president's disgusting divisiveness is beyond the pale New York Daily News Aug. 21 Because two members of the opposing party in the U.S. House of Representatives are vocal critics of Israel whose foreign...