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NY convenience stores criticize minimum wage hike
The state Legislature is considering a proposal to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.75.
GOP senators want utility tax surcharge dropped
Tax was imposed in 2009 and is scheduled to expire in 2014.
- NY GOP lawmakers push to limit quick bill passage
Cuomo plummets in polls after NY gun control law
Quinnipiac University poll shows the Democrat dropped from his all-time high approval rating of 74 percent in December to 59 percent now.
Cuomo's abortion proposal faces Senate roadblock
Republicans are slamming Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to expand abortion rights as an extreme measure from the radical left.
Firefighters urge NY to ban novelty lighters
Firemen's Association of the State of New York says there have been too many cases of deaths, injuries and fires nationwide due to novelty lighter use among children.
NY authorities set gun control forum in Lake Placid
New law adopted earlier this month changes regulations on ownership of assault-style semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines and imposes background checks for some ammunition purchases.
Green groups oppose easing NY dairy pollution regs
Farms with up to 200 cows are exempt from regulations requiring extra steps to prevent pollution from cow waste. Cuomo has proposed raising the limit to 300 cows.
No wage boost for dime-an-hour NY inmates
Most of New York's nearly 55,000 prisoners are required to work six hours a day, five days a week and earn about $1 a day.
NY Gov.'s education plans get lukewarm response
Cuomo's budget plan for the fiscal year that starts April 1 includes a 4.4 percent rise in education aid — an increase of $889 million or about $300 per student.
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