Schumer Claims One Baby Per Hour is Born Addicted to Prescription Drugs
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer revealed on Monday an alarming number that one baby per hour is now being born addicted to prescription drugs or other opiates.
Boating Season in NYC Reservoirs Best Ever
Environmental Protection commissioner Carter Strickland announced Friday that the 2012 recreational boating season on New York City reservoirs was the most successful to date.
State Bar President Forms Committee Looking to Improve Voter Participation
New York State Bar Association president Seymour James, Jr. has formed a special committee to recommend possible changes in state law that could foster greater voter participation.
New SUNY Money Sharing to Save $2.5 Million
State University of New York chancellor Nancy Zimpher announced that more than $6 million has been redirected to academic instruction and student services in the first year of SUNY's system-wide shared services initiative.
Nearly 2,000 Speeding Tickets Issued on Thruway During ‘Operation Summer Brake’
More than 1,900 speeding violation tickets were issued to thruway motorists across New York State during the recent statewide “Operation Summer Brake” enforcement effort held the last week in August, the New York State Thruway Authority and state police Troop T announced.
New State Data Sharing Allows Easier Access to DMV Information
A new data sharing initiative will give law enforcement agencies greater and instantaneous access to information housed by the Department of Motor Vehicles through a secure internet portal.
Farmers Rally in D.C. to Support Farm Bill
New York Farm Bureau members attended the Farm Bill Now rally in Washington, DC, last week, pushing for quick action on the 2012 Farm Bill before the current bill expires at the end of September.
State Emergency Management Forwards $52M in Hazard Mitigation for 2011 Floods
The New York State Office of Emergency Management has forwarded almost $52 million in hazard mitigation grant program applications to FEMA for federal review and approval to support projects that are designed to save lives and protect property from future disasters.