Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther

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The end of New York’s legislative session brought with it a green light for a video lottery terminal in Orange County. Legislation allows the transfer of a license from the now closed Monticello operation in Sullivan County to a new site in Woodbury.

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The employers of an Orange County resident say he has been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They’ve been collecting letters on the immigrant’s behalf. And they are calling on elected officials to allow undocumented immigrants who are hard-working and law-abiding to remain in the country.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Three elected officials joined an environmental group Monday in calling on the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation to revoke or suspend an essential permit for a natural gas power plant in Orange County. At the same time, they voiced concern about the health and safety of area residents during the testing phase of the plant.

Letter Asks DEC To Revoke Or Suspend CPV Permit

Apr 9, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Three elected officials and environmental group Riverkeeper have asked the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation to suspend or revoke an essential permit for a power plant nearing its final stages before operation. The call comes following the March conviction of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide Joseph Percoco on bribery charges that involved state business with two companies, including the power plant.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has taken the wraps off a new savings plan for disabled people that allows them to save money without affecting their eligibility for benefits.

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Karen DeWitt

On Wednesday New York state lawmakers gathered in Albany to kick off the 2017 session.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that expands the additional 10 percent Empire State film production tax credit to counties in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. It also raises to 40 percent the tax credit offered elsewhere in the state. Local officials and film professionals have high hopes.