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U.S. Court Upholds State Tax on Drugmakers to Defray Opioid Crisis Costs

A federal appeals court on Monday cleared the way for New York state to collect about $200 million from drug manufacturers and distributors by imposing a surcharge on them to defray the costs of combating the opioid addiction epidemic. The …

‘Cancel for Any Reason’ Travel Policies Offered in New York as Coronavirus Spreads

Six global and national insurance companies have agreed to offer ‘cancel for any reason’ travel policies in New York state after Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday confirmed 11 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total number of cases to …

New York Governor Signs Limo Safety Bills Inspired by Deadly Crashes

New York’s governor signed a package of limousine safety bills Monday that was inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018. One of the bills would require that motor vehicles converted into stretch limousines by January 2021 have at least …

New York Bans Use of Toxic Chemical in Firefighting Foam

New York plans to restrict the use of firefighting foam that contains certain chemicals that have the potential to contaminate groundwater. Firefighting foam can contain polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, which are man-made chemicals that research suggests can decrease female fertility, …

Three People Killed in Train-Vehicle Collision on Long Island

Two commuter trains traveling in opposite directions collided with a vehicle on the tracks in Westbury in Long Island, N.Y., killing all three occupants in the vehicle before one of the trains derailed and tore into a concrete platform Tuesday …

Flash Flooding Closes Roads, Damages Homes in Central New York

Home and business owners in New York’s Finger Lakes region were dealing with flooded basements after heavy rains caused flash flooding that inundated roads in several towns Tuesday. A state of emergency was declared in at least one county. The …

Probe Underway Into Fatal Blasts, Fire at New York Cosmetics Factory

State and local authorities are trying to determine what triggered explosions and a fire at a cosmetics factory in New York’s Hudson Valley that killed one employee and injure nearly three dozen other workers and firefighters. The blasts occurred about …

Advocates Rally Behind New Federal Bill to Fix New York’s Scaffold Law

The Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY) today will join the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), Habitat for Humanity, MWBE contractors and other construction and business organizations to applaud Rep. John Faso for introducing the Infrastructure …

New York’s Cuomo Proposes Regulation in Wake of Equifax Security Breach

In response to the recent cyberattack that exposed the personal private data of nearly 150 million consumers nationwide, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to issue new regulation making credit …

New York State Set to Study Technology, Privacy of ‘Textalyzer’

New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer” that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday …