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Breaking down New York’s new public campaign finance program

After Election Day, New York’s new public campaign finance program took effect for future election cycles. In an effort to curb the influence of wealthy donors, smaller campaign contributions ranging between $5 to $250 can now be matched with public funding, similar to New York City’s existing campaign finance system. Although the program hopes to […]

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NY lawmakers want to hit brakes on a Thruway toll hike

New York lawmakers want to thwart potential toll increases at the state Thruway for the first time in more than a decade.  But those in the construction industry, as well as the Thruway Authority itself, believe the hikes are necessary in order to shore up aging infrastructure on the 496-mile system.  The Thruway Authority’s board […]

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New York health commissioner Mary Bassett to resign

New York state Health Commissioner Mary Bassett will resign on Jan. 1, marking a departure of the highest-profile member of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s cabinet before she starts her new four-year term.  In a statement, Bassett said she plans to return to the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.  “This was a very difficult decision. I […]

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GMA Anchors Amy Robach & T.J. Holmes: EVERYTHING We Know | E! News – E! News

GMA Anchors Amy Robach & T.J. Holmes: EVERYTHING We Know | E! News  E! News Andrew Shue Deletes Instagram Pics of Amy Robach After News of Her Relationship with ‘GMA’ Co-Anchor T.J. Holmes  PEOPLE T.J. Holmes’ Tribute to Wife Goes VIRAL After Amy Robach Romance Reveal  Entertainment Tonight When Did Amy Robach Split from Husband Andrew Shue? New […]

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Gingerbread houses, ferries, and MSG highlight new exhibit

Baker Sherry Kozlowski’s gingerbread house is more like a gingerbread block. She spent 40 hours crafting the gingerbread tribute to her Queens neighborhood. “This is my imaginary block of goodness. This is all the shops that I shop at regularly, if they were all in one block,” said Kozlowski, who used melted gummy bears to […]

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Billionaire discusses the future of cryptocurrency in NY

Shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law a new temporary moratorium on certain kinds of cryptocurrency mining at fossil fuel plants. A year ago, newly elected Mayor Eric Adams vowed to make New York the center of the cryptocurrency industry, taking his first few paychecks in bitcoin and ethereum, two of […]

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Aid will help low-income kids prepare for college

New York state is receiving $28 million in federal aid for a seven-year program meant to prepare low-income students for college, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced.  The money is expected to aid more than 6,200 students under the GEAR UP program, a seven-year program that starts in middle school and runs through freshman year […]

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Manhunt Underway After 70-Year-Old Couple Found Dead In Marshfield, Mass. – NBC News

Manhunt Underway After 70-Year-Old Couple Found Dead In Marshfield, Mass.  NBC News Christopher Keeley manhunt: Abandoned Jeep found in search for man suspected of killing Massachusetts couple  Fox News Search continues for ‘armed, dangerous’ man after couple found brutally murdered in Marshfield home  Boston 25 News Manhunt underway after couple killed at Massachusetts home in apparent targeted attack, […]

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Family waiting for school bus hit by car, hospitalized: NYPD

A mother and her four children, all under 8 years old, were injured after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn Wednesday evening, police said.  The mother was with two of her children while she waited for her other two children to get off of a school bus, police said. The […]

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