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State distributes reusable bags to help needy adjust to ban

Keeping plastic bags out of landfills and the environment is the goal of New York State’s ban of the bags in grocery stores, but Foodlink’s CEO Julia...
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Mon, 03/02/2020 - 12:28pm
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Farmworkers fair labor law set to take effect just as NY farmers file last-minute lawsuit

A coalition of dairy and vegetable farms in New York state has filed a last-minute federal lawsuit on Monday to try and temporarily halt a New York...
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Tue, 12/31/2019 - 3:42pm
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Marijuana decriminalization law takes effect

A law that decriminalizes possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana took effect Wednesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it's "long overdue." But some...
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Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:52pm
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Advocates seek stricter limits for solitary confinement

Advocates of ending solitary confinement in New York's prisons ended the 2019 legislative session disappointed that changes made to the practice did not...
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Mon, 07/22/2019 - 2:22pm
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Senate considers automatic voter registration

The state Senate held a hearing on how New York can join 15 other states and implement automatic voter registration. Advocates said it could result in 2...
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Thu, 05/30/2019 - 2:33pm
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Pros, cons of single-payer health care aired at hearing

The New York State Legislature held a daylong hearing Tuesday on a proposal to enact single-payer health care in New York. A packed room listened as...
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Tue, 05/28/2019 - 11:29am
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Proposal would give full income tax exemption to volunteer firefighters, EMS

Volunteer fire departments and ambulance corps across New York have a tough time recruiting volunteers. A group of state lawmakers say an incentive may...
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Tue, 05/21/2019 - 6:28am
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Connections: Governor Andrew Cuomo

We have a conversation with Governor Andrew Cuomo . We had an opportunity to speak with the governor about water levels in Lake Ontario; the 2020...
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Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:21am
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Business Report: the latest local jobs report; renovations at some Tops stores

In the latest WXXI Business Report, we talk about: -The latest job growth numbers from the NYS Labor Dept. -A move in the Cannabis industry that could...
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Mon, 04/22/2019 - 5:01am
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Cuomo signs plastic bag ban

As Earth Day was celebrated Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that bans single-use plastic bags in grocery stores and other retail shops in...
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Mon, 04/22/2019 - 1:17pm
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