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Marijuana Advocates Urge New York to Make It Legal, Affordable

Marijuana advocates told a New York panel considering legalization that it should be affordable and accessible to everyone rather than enriching corporate producers and state tax coffers. Of about 30 people who spoke at the first of 15 “listening sessions” …

Recovery Underway in New York Region Hit by Flash Flooding

Clean-up and recovery efforts continued Wednesday in several upstate New York counties where flash flooding damaged homes, vehicles and infrastructure from the Finger Lakes region to the Binghamton area. Tuesday’s pre-dawn downpours caused flash flooding that uprooted trees, inundated homes …

New York Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Over Opioids

New York state on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids, and contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands. The state blamed Purdue for running what …

New York Seeks Dismissal of NRA Suit Claiming ‘Blacklisting’

The National Rifle Association is suffering grave financial harm that threatens its ability to pursue its advocacy mission because of a “blacklisting” campaign by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York regulators, the gun rights group said in a federal lawsuit. …

Report from New York Health Officials Calls for Pot Legalization

Proposals to permit recreational marijuana use in New York state took a big step forward Friday when state health officials issued a long-awaited report concluding that the benefits of legalization outweigh the risks. The 74-page analysis from the Department of …

New York Board Proposes 11.7% Decrease in Workers’ Comp Rates

The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board (NYCIRB), a non-governmental rate service organization, has proposed an 11.7% decrease in the overall loss cost level in New York State. The change was proposed in its 2018 loss cost filing with the …

Cleanup Underway After Powerful Storms Pound Northeast

Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least three people dead and more 200,000 homes and businesses without power. Connecticut officials said men in …

NRA Sues New York, Alleging First Amendment Violations in Insurance Crackdown

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed a lawsuit against New York’s insurance regulator and Governor Andrew Cuomo, alleging a regulatory overreach by New York officials that has resulted in violations of the NRA’s First Amendment rights. The NRA’s lawsuit …

Cuomo Says Plan for NYC Drug Injection Sites Will Be Reviewed

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a proposal to open supervised injection sites for illegal drug users in an effort to combat fatal overdoses will be closely reviewed. Cuomo said Friday that the goal of fighting opioid overdoses is “laudable.” …

Ex-CEO for AIG Unit Tells UK Court Politics Not Why Bonuses Were Cut

An ex-chief executive officer of AIG’s Financial Products unit repeatedly told a U.K court that political and media pressure didn’t influence the company’s decision to “wipe out” a $600 million employee bonus pool during the financial crisis. “We had pressure …