Air fair? Battle erupts over subsidies for international airlines

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Economy, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, National, New Jersey, New York, News, Regulations, Transportation  /  No Comments

U.S. airlines complain that subsidies for foreign competititors threaten American jobs and violate international agreements.

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Judge: Cornell caused ‘actual harm’ to student accused of sexual assault

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Campus Culture, New York  /  No Comments

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Cornell must investigate a male student’s accusation of sex discrimination.

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Study finds cigarette smuggling prevalent in states with high tax rates

By   /  January 20, 2017  /  National, New York, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

New Yorkers smoke more smuggled cigarettes than they do those that are legally taxed in the state. It’s also probably no coincidence that the state has the highest cigarette tax rate.

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Cuomo: Abolish NYC charter school cap

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Education Blog, New York  /  No Comments

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to get rid of the cap on charter school expansion in New York City. He included the proposal in his $152.3 billion state budget this week. New York is close to reaching the cap — only 30 more can be approved under current law, reports the New […]

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New York, Pennsylvania want FCC to hand over unused rural broadband funds

By   /  January 5, 2017  /  Federal government, New York, News, Pennsylvania, Technology  /  No Comments

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New York and Pennsylvania have announced their intentions to go after the funds from the Connect America program, worried that providers in other states could nab the money through a competitive bidding process.

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Nanny State of the Week: Pursuing porn in the Palmetto State

By   /  January 2, 2017  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Nanny State of the Week, New York, News, Regulations, South Carolina, State Government  /  No Comments

Part 109 of 120 in the series Nanny State of the Week Some lawmakers in the Palmetto State apparently wants it to become the Palmetto Parent. South Carolina state Reps. Bill Chumley and Mike Burns have filed a bill that would require computer manufacturers or retailers to install and operate software that “renders obscenity inaccessible” […]

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