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  • WASHINGTON, July 29- New York state and nuclear power have never been best friends, but the state is expected to decide as soon as Monday on a proposed subsidy plan that could furnish the rest of the country with a model for saving a struggling industry while reducing carbon emissions. Five plants in states from Florida to California have shut since 2013 and many...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— In a story July 27 about energy proposals in New York, The Associated Press misidentified the name of an environmental organization. It is the Natural Resources Defense Council, not the National Resources Defense Council. ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state committed last year to generating half of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2030..

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state committed last year to generating half of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2030.. On Long Island, regulators will soon vote on a plan to authorize the largest offshore wind farm in the United States. In Albany, the state's Public Service Commission is considering a series of big subsidies for upstate nuclear power plants to...

  • Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation extending the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits related to pollution at sites on the state or federal Superfund cleanup priority lists. The bill signed Thursday was inspired by drinking water contamination in Hoosick Falls but applies statewide. Some Hoosick Falls residents have joined...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state has repealed its tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, a move expected to save women $10 million a year. "Sanitary napkins and tampons are simply not a luxury item; they're an everyday need," said Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women-New York City. " Canada and states including Massachusetts,...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state is launching an investigation into the working conditions of employees in the dry cleaning industry. Andrew Cuomo says the effort will include the study of chemicals commonly used by dry cleaners that pose a health risk to workers. The Democratic governor announced the investigation Wednesday in New York City.

  • Andrew Cuomo says a new Dick's Sporting Goods distribution center in Broome County will create 466 full-time jobs over the next five years. The Democratic governor says construction of the 650,000- square-foot facility will start next month in the town of Conklin and will be finished in early 2018. The company is investing $100 million in the facility five...

  • NEW YORK— Most of the lanes of the Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City have reopened after a crane collapsed across the entire width of the bridge, but transportation officials are still advising motorists to plan for extra delays during the Wednesday morning commute. "If you said to me that a boom could fall across the Tappan Zee Bridge at noon, not hit a car...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— The Latest on new subway cars coming to the New York City subway system:. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled designs for New York City subway cars with wider doors, Wi-Fi and phone charging stations. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled designs for New York City subway cars equipped with wider doors, Wi-Fi and phone charging stations— but questions remain about how the...

  • Andrew Cuomo unveiled designs for the cars on Monday at an event meant to highlight the Metropolitan Transit Authority's $27 billion plan to upgrade subway cars, buses, subway stations and control technology. "It is the largest amount of money ever invested in the MTA capital plan, period," the Democratic governor said at the event, held at the Transit Museum in...

  • July 14- Privately held wind power developer Deepwater Wind has proposed supplying Long Island with 90 megawatts of offshore wind energy, the company said on Thursday. The Long Island Power Authority is expected to officially vote on the proposal next week, the company said in an email. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement that at a meeting...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- When New York and California became the first states to lift the minimum hourly wage towards $15 earlier this year, New York state adopted a two-speed system that makes it a perfect testing ground for both advocates and opponents of government mandated pay hikes. While California set a state-wide schedule of reaching the $15 level by 2022, New...

  • June 15- The New York State on Wednesday confirmed Governor Andrew Cuomo's pick to become the state's top financial regulator. The confirmation vote for Maria Vullo, Cuomo's nominee for superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, was unanimous. Earlier on Wednesday, the New York Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Vullo's...

  • June 8- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's pick to become the state's top financial regulator on Wednesday signaled she would take a more business-friendly approach than her predecessor, who was known for his pursuit of big banks. "I believe in compromise to get things done for the benefit of everyone," Maria Vullo, acting superintendent of the New York State...

  • June 8- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's pick to become the state's top financial regulator signaled during hearings on Wednesday that she would take a more business-friendly approach than her predecessor, who was known for his pursuit of big banks. "I believe in compromise to get things done for the benefit of everyone," Maria Vullo, acting superintendent of the...

  • The New York Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of Crispin Hernandez, who said he lost his job in September at Mark Farms, a large dairy farm in upstate New York where he worked for three years. The lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Albany against Cuomo and the state of New York seeks to provide farmworkers the right to organize without fear of...

  • NEW YORK, May 5- The New York State Department of Financial Services has approved the application of Gemini Trust Company, founded by investors Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, to trade digital currency ether on its bitcoin exchange, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday. Trading on ether will begin on Monday, May 9, said Cameron Winklevoss, Gemini's...

  • JACKSON, Miss., April 6- Executives of several major U.S. corporations urged Mississippi on Wednesday to repeal a new state law that allows businesses to deny wedding services to same-sex couples on religious grounds. The measure, which also permits employers to cite principles of faith in setting workplace policies on dress code, grooming and bathroom access,...

  • April 5- Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed a far-reaching law allowing people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and protecting other actions considered discriminatory by gay rights activists. Mississippi is the latest state drawing national protest for a law seen as anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

  • NEW YORK, April 4- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed into law a minimum wage increase that takes a two-tier approach, setting a higher $15 per hour minimum for New York City and its environs and a lower legal minimum for less-costly areas. California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday also signed into law a plan to raise the minimum wage from $10 to $15 an...