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Four killed, 67 injured as New York train derails

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 1 2013, 10:36am CST | by IANS

New York, Dec 1 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 67 others injured when a passenger train derailed in New York City, prompting a major emergency services response.
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GovBeat: The handicap symbol gets an update — at least in New York state

Jul 29 2014 11:46am CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

More than 45 years after it was first created, the handicap symbol is getting a significant redesign, at least in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Friday signed into law the measure, making New York the first state in the nation to replace the universal symbol with the modified version above, according to the sponsors of the b ...
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Republicans Jump To Defense Of Candidate Spurned By Chris Christie

Jul 25 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Several Republican governors eyeing runs for the White House in 2016 are rallying behind the New York gubernatorial candidate spurned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an early sign of pre-primary jockeying. Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, raised eyebrows when he said this week he had no plans to campaign for GOP candidate Rob Astorino, who is running an uphill challenge against Democ ...
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New York Increases Penalty For 'Particularly Heartless Offense' Of Pet Theft

Jul 23 2014 3:45pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW YORK, July 23 (Reuters) - Stealing someone else's pet in New York state became five times more expensive on Wednesday after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law increasing the fine to $1,000. The fine, which had not been increased since 1970 when it was set at $200, applies to anyone caught stealing or harming someone else's pet. "For many New Yorkers, a pet can be an extension of their family," Cuomo said i ...
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Andrew Cuomo’s Republican challenger is angry with Chris Christie

Jul 22 2014 2:07pm CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

The long-shot Republican challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) wants more help from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), in his role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. If he doesn't get it. Well, then maybe Christie should quit, he says. Read full arti ...
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Slate: Can Common Core Make It Anywhere?

Jul 21 2014 10:26pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Writing at Slate, David Weigel notes that, “in a very short time, opposition to Common Core has evolved from a fringe Republican position that blue-staters laugh at to a position that clearly wins out in blue New York.” Ultimately, Weigel asks, “If Common Core can’t make it in New York, can it make it anywhere?” Weigel is stunned by the results of last week’s Siena poll in New York State that found 49 percen ...
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Chris Christie Won't Campaign For This Republican Gubernatorial Candidate

Jul 21 2014 8:10pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't have plans to campaign for New York's Republican candidate for governor because he doesn't campaign for candidates he doesn't think can win. Christie was in Greenwich, Connecticut, with GOP candidate Tom Foley on Monday when he was asked whether he planned to spend any time campaigning in New York, where Republican challenger ...
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Some States Are Using An Unusual Tactic To Encourage People To Save More Money

Jul 15 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Nearly a dozen states believe they’ve found a way to encourage people to save more money—and have fun doing it.  And the idea costs not a dime in state funds. Four states—Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina and Washington—now allow credit unions to ...
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Long Island Rail Road Workers To Strike For First Time In 20 Years

Jul 14 2014 1:16pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Long Island Rail Road union leaders announced Monday that they plan to proceed with a strike scheduled to begin after midnight this Sunday, following failed talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. CBS reports the two sides met for about an hour, but the MTA rejected a proposed contract for LIRR workers and did not offer a new one. "I regret to report that negotiations have collapsed with the MTA, and all eight unions are now ...
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