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St. Lawrence River Residents Debate Flooding; Great Lakes Commission Calls Emergency Meeting
June 14, 2019, 1:17 pm | Source
The IJC put a new management plan, Plan 2014, in place three years ago. Two out of those three years have brought severe flooding and millions of dollars in damage to the region.

Brindisi Introduces Bill To Eliminate Automatic Pay Raises For Congress
June 14, 2019, 1:11 pm | Source
The House of Representatives won’t be getting a pay raise this year, after freshmen Democrats, including Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) protested to leadership. Now, Brindisi and a bipartisan group of representatives are taking it a step further.

Lake Ontario’s Shoreline Communities Welcome Proposed Marine Sanctuary
June 14, 2019, 12:55 pm | Source
All week long, New Yorkers have been weighing in on a proposed project that would help preserve some of the oldest shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.

PA’s Lyme Disease Bill Would Change Coverage Amid Controversy Over ‘Chronic’ Condition
June 14, 2019, 12:37 pm | Source
"For me it was dementia-type symptoms. It was forgetting how to go places that I'd been to a hundred times."

PA Governor Meets With Protesters Outside His Home; They Talk General Assistance
June 14, 2019, 12:14 pm | Source
"We would like [Wolf] to send back any budget that eliminates and guts General Assistance...and will cause people to die."

PA Republicans Still Refuse To Fund Voting Machine Upgrades
June 14, 2019, 12:06 pm | Source
"If it's something that he wants to have done, it is his unfunded mandate. He needs to figure out where the money comes from for it."

New Rent Law Allows Ithaca To Impose Tougher Restrictions On Landlords, But Should It?
June 14, 2019, 11:50 am | Source
"The proposal itself would really discourage real estate investment at a time when New York state should be creating more incentives to attract people, grow businesses, and investment opportunities not only locally but in the entire state."

New York Ends Religious Exemptions For Required Vaccines
June 14, 2019, 3:13 am | Source
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill passed by the Legislature Thursday, amid a "health crisis." The measure also eliminates other nonmedical exemptions for schoolchildren.

Great Lakes Commission Increases Lake Ontario Outflows To Record High Rate
June 13, 2019, 12:44 pm | Source
In response to record high water levels, the IJC's International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board is letting the maximum amount of water out of the lake that has ever been recorded.

New York Governor Promises To Sign Rent Bills
June 13, 2019, 12:34 pm | Source
“I believe this is the best tenant protections they will pass,” Governor Cuomo said, “and I will sign it.”

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