Gov. Hochul drives forward clean transportation initiative

Gov. Hochul drives forward clean transportation initiative

During National Drive Electric Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul takes regulatory steps to transition New York to electric vehicles. 

September 30th, 10:55 PM EDT by Elise Kline
New York Health Department's concern for polio grows deeper

New York Health Department's concern for polio grows deeper

Thursday, New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett declared polio-virus an 'imminent threat to public health' in the state. 

September 29th, 4:59 PM EDT by Elise Kline
Gov. Hochul announces new funding for public safety

Gov. Hochul announces new funding for public safety

Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state will be investing $50 million in funding for public safety. 

September 28th, 6:52 PM EDT by Elise Kline
Advocates and Lawmakers continue to push for the puppy mill bill

Advocates and Lawmakers continue to push for the puppy mill bill

Sophie was bred every six months from the time she was six months old, while living in dirty and unsanitary conditions. 

September 28th, 6:39 PM EDT by Elise Kline
More than $11 million in unemployment insurance fraud discovered

More than $11 million in unemployment insurance fraud discovered

In August, the Department of Labor uncovered more than $11 million in unemployment insurance fraud, where individuals were earning wages while collecting state funded benefits. 

September 27th, 3:51 PM EDT by Elise Kline
Gov. Hochul helps unveil the nations first African American veterans monument

Gov. Hochul helps unveil the nations first African American veterans monument

In 2016, Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes introduced a plan to construct the country's first monument to honor African American veterans. And on Sunday afternoon, the unveiling arrived. 

September 26th, 3:27 PM EDT by Elise Kline
Gov. Hochul joins President Biden for Hurricane Fiona briefing

Gov. Hochul joins President Biden for Hurricane Fiona briefing

Thursday, Gov. Kathy Hochul joined President Joe Biden for a White House briefing on Hurricane Fiona where Biden promised federal funding to fully cover the costs related to the aftermath of the storm. 

September 23rd, 3:11 PM EDT by Elise Kline
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano renews his call to repeal the HALT Act

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano renews his call to repeal the HALT Act

ALBANY, NY (WENY)-- As the state's legislative session approaches, New York lawmakers have renewed their call to repeal the Humane Alternatives to Solidarity Confinement Act, otherwise known as the HALT Act.

September 22nd, 5:17 PM EDT by Elise Kline
Assemblywoman Kelles and advocates push for crypto-currency moratorium

Assemblywoman Kelles and advocates push for crypto-currency moratorium

Wednesday morning, Assemblywoman Anna Kelles and advocates called for Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign the crypto-currency moratorium bill that was passed back in June. 

September 21st, 5:03 PM EDT by Elise Kline
On National Voter Registration Day Steuben County emphasizes importance of voting

On National Voter Registration Day Steuben County emphasizes importance of voting

ALBANY, NY (WENY)-- Tuesday, marks National Voter Registration Day. Steuben County Board of Elections said that it's important for voters to register but even more so for them to get out there and cast their ballot.

September 20th, 7:42 PM EDT by Elise Kline
The overtime threshold for NY farmers is on the verge of being reduced

The overtime threshold for NY farmers is on the verge of being reduced

Next Tuesday the Farm Wage Board will make a recommendation to reduce the overtime threshold from 60 hours to 40 hours. And local members of the farming community worry about what this could mean for them. 

September 1st, 4:10 PM EDT by Elise Kline
New NY Gun Safety laws go into effect starting Friday

New NY Gun Safety laws go into effect starting Friday

In early June Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a comprehensive legislative package to strengthen New York's gun laws and close critical loopholes exposed in tragic shootings.

August 31st, 8:42 PM EDT by Elise Kline
NY United Teachers Task Force tackles school safety measures

NY United Teachers Task Force tackles school safety measures

At an unprecedented time when concern for school safety is at an all-time high, today the New York State United Teachers Task Force, Safe Schools for All, released a report with recommendations for educators, policymakers, and school districts. 

August 30th, 7:35 PM EDT by Elise Kline
NY State Museum keeps Elmira's firefighting history alive

NY State Museum keeps Elmira's firefighting history alive

From the 19th to the 20th century, Elmira was the fire engine capital of the world. Today, its historical innovation is kept alive at the New York State Museum by a team of curators. 

August 25th, 7:02 PM EDT by Elise Kline
Local poll workers weigh in on what could shape this year's election

Local poll workers weigh in on what could shape this year's election

New York's congressional and state Senate primary day has arrived after a legal battle over the state's newly redrawn district maps.

August 25th, 5:02 PM EDT by Elise Kline