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Small hydropower plants say New York needs to help keep their clean power competitive

Owners of existing clean energy power plants in New York say they’d like the same support from the state for their businesses that new ones get. Jim...
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Fri, 09/20/2019 - 1:00pm
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Public finance commission hearing overshadowed by arguments on fusion voting

Tempers flared at a public hearing of a commission formed to enact a public campaign financing system for New York. But the tensions centered not on...
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:12pm
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New York bans flavored e-cigarettes

New York’s Health Department Public Health Council voted to ban flavored e-cigarettes in the state beginning Oct. 4. They did so over the protests of...
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 3:27am
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Cuomo spokesman says license plate renewal plan won't 'go forward'

A spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that a plan to charge up to $45 to replace license plates more than 10 years old is no longer going...
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:08pm
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Vaping stores predict closure after Cuomo declares flavored e-cigarette ban

The vaping industry is reacting to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s upcoming ban on flavored e-cigarettes, saying that it is misguided and will force many small...
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Mon, 09/16/2019 - 2:37pm
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Cuomo issues executive order to ban flavored e-cigarettes in NY 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order to direct his health department to ban all flavored electronic cigarettes, in response to a vaping heath...
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Mon, 09/16/2019 - 5:49am
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Vaping illness among New Yorkers rises to 60 cases

There’s new scrutiny on vaping products of all kinds, as the number of New Yorkers sickened with a disease that is so far related to some black-market...
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Fri, 09/13/2019 - 1:21pm
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Public financing hearing overshadowed by controversy over future of fusion voting   

The first hearing of a state commission to implement a public campaign finance system for New York's elections was overshadowed by the issue of whether...
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Wed, 09/11/2019 - 1:49pm
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Cuomo planning lawsuit against drug industry over opioid overuse

Calling it an "industrywide conspiracy," Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to file a lawsuit for the overprescription of opioids that he said...
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Tue, 09/10/2019 - 1:49pm
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Cuomo continues warning on vaping, says health department issuing subpoenas to 3 companies

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state health department are continuing to urge residents to refrain from using any vaping products while an investigation...
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Tue, 09/10/2019 - 7:13am
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