New York State

NYS to Reassess Building and Fire Codes
The State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council plans to meet next week in Albany to discuss possible updates in New York's codes. The Thursday meeting at Empire State Plaza Convention Center is scheduled for a live web cast starting at 10 a.m., ...
Big Fracking Victory For New York State Environmentalists
In a move that has New York State environmentalists jumping for joy, Wednesday, both the State Health Department and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) gave negative reports on hydrofracking in New York State.  Governor Andrew Cuomo said he had no personal position on fracking a…
NYS Health Insurance Coverage Enrollment Deadline Nears!
New York's health exchange is extending its registration deadline for the coming year by five days until Dec. 20. The state Health Department says the extension applies to enrolling or renewing health insurance coverage for the second year of the state-run marketplace...
Remember: As of January 1 You Must Recycle Old Electronics!
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding New Yorkers that as of January 1, old electronic equipment must be recycled, not thrown in the trash. That includes computers, cell phones, televisions, stereos and other devices that plug in or run on batteries...
N.Y.S. Unemployment Benefits To Go Up
Benefits for the unemployed are set to go up in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the minimum weekly rate will increase from $64 to $100 and the maximum weekly rate will increase from $405 to $420. The changes will go into effect on Oct...
New York Aids Thousands of Fleeing Undocumented Children Yearly
Advocates say New York state is a national leader in helping unaccompanied migrant children fleeing Central America to stay in the United States. But they told state Assembly lawmakers Tuesday that more funding is needed for the services that would give the youths a normal life...

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