Regional

NY Senate Again Votes to Stop NYC’s Bag Fee

The New York state Senate late Tuesday passed legislation for the second time to bar New York City from implementing a fee on plastic or paper shopping bags. Starting Feb.…

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Cuomo Meets Trump, Discusses Taxes, Obamacare

Gov. Andrew Cuomo met President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower Wednesday, discussing issues including tax policy and GOP plans to repeal the federal health care law. Cuomo said he wanted…

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Regional Briefs – January 18, 2017

Hillary Clinton Would Defeat de Blasio if She Runs NEW YORK – There’s no proof she is interested in the job, but a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday shows Hillary Clinton…

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Trumping Trump? Cuomo Courts ‘Middle-Class Anger’

An ambitious Democratic governor with possible White House aspirations has a formula for staying blue in the time of Trump: Take your progressive message directly to angst-ridden middle-class voters. Gov.…

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Regional Briefs – January 17, 2017

Pilot Program: NJ Food Stamp Recipients to Shop Online TRENTON – New Jersey was among seven states selected by the USDA for a two-year pilot program for purchasing with food…

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Court: Age Must Be Considered When Youths Get ‘Life’ Terms

New Jersey’s highest court ruled Wednesday that juveniles can’t receive the practical equivalent of life sentences without parole unless the sentencing judge considers their age and its “attendant characteristics.” The…

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Tentative Labor Agreement Averts MTA Strike

The Transport Workers Union announced Monday that it has reached a tentative agreement with the MTA to avoid a strike. The contract expired Sunday night but both sides had continued…

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Regional Briefs – January 16, 2017

Officials Suspend Search For Missing Fisherman LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. – Authorities suspended their search for a missing fisherman Monday, three days after his clam boat was found empty on…

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Liberal Activists to Protest Trump on Thursday

Not all the A-listers who stumped for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be hiding under their 3,000-thread-count sheets this week. On Thursday, the day before President-elect Donald Trump is…

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Regional Briefs – January 15, 2017

Cuomo Wants More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants 69 more charging stations for electric vehicles along the Thruway and another 500 at workplaces around the…

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Tax-Filing Season in New York Begins Jan. 23

Tax season is looming in New York. The state Department of Taxation and Finance says the income tax filing season officially begins Monday, Jan. 23. The deadline to file 2016…

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