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After Equifax, New York takes steps to protect consumers against future data hacks

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In light of the recent massive data breach at the credit reporting company Equifax, Governor Cuomo’s administration is taking steps to make sure that in the future, the credit agencies have better cybersecurity in place.

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President Trump's tax proposal could spell a tax increase for some New Yorkers

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President Trump’s plan is so far just a one page outline, but it’s already raising some red flags for New York’s political leaders.

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DiNapoli discusses procurement reform

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Earlier this week another feud between Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli surfaced.

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Groups question value of state's economic development programs

Last Updated by Karen DeWitt on

The scandal over Governor Cuomo’s economic development programs has led to more scrutiny of whether the projects are the best way to improve the state’s economy, and some watchdog groups are asking questions.

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Cuomo keeping options open on use of surplus windfall

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For the first time in several years, New York has a surplus of three to four billion dollars. Governor Cuomo says he’s still looking at options on how best to use it.

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Tax cap projected to hold property taxes below 1% in 2016

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The state’s comptroller finds that local and school property taxes will increase by the lowest percentage in decades, under the rules of a tax cap program recently renewed by the legislature.

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Cuomo downplays low job numbers in Start Up report

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One of the centerpieces of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development plans has created just a small number of jobs so far, but the governor is urging patience.

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Encouraging healthy eating

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Children can be picky eaters but area organizations have found that the earlier you introduce a child to new foods, especially fruits and vegetables, the more encouraged a child will be to eat new things.

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Cuomo signs end-of-session bills

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With the legislative session over, we’re keeping you up to date on the bills that are being signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Farm Bureau asks to intervene in court action to allow farm workers to unionize

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The New York State Farm Bureau is inserting itself into a legal fight over whether farm workers can be allowed to unionize.

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Lawmakers pass bills to serve alcohol at 10 AM on Sundays

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While state lawmakers are still hung up over how to cancel the pensions of legislators convicted of felonies, among other end of session issues, they have agreed to extend the hours each week that New Yorkers can legally drink at bars and restaurants.

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Child care costs

Posted by Jenna Flanagan on

Working families face several challenges to make ends meet. One of them is the increasingly steep cost of child care.

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Alain Kaloyeros, key figure in Cuomo's economic programs, no longer at center of decision making

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Until recently, Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, director of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, has been the darling of the Cuomo administration.

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State Comptroller responds to calls to probe Buffalo Billion

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State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has been asked by two Western New York lawmakers to review governor Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development projects.

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Minimum wage impact; primary analysis

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This week we take an in-depth look at the impact the minimum wage increase could have on workers and small businesses in New York.

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