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Sara Dorn

Public Safety

Police Could Have Used New York’s Red Flag Law to Stop the Buffalo Shooting Suspect

State police said they did not file for a protection order under the law after they were called to the accused shooter’s school, where they reportedly investigated a “murder-suicide” threat he made.

Finance

A Call for a Gas Tax Suspension as Biden Bans Russian Oil

New York Republican state lawmakers previously proposed halting the state's gas tax to alleviate the effects of inflation.

Public Safety

Local Lawmakers Plead for Federal Help in New York’s Gun Violence Crisis

Federal legislation, funding and coordination are part of a range of proposals to stop the flow of illegal guns into New York.

Infrastructure

One State Nabs $539M in Federal Funds for Struggling Homeowners

New York says it is the first state to receive federal monies for low- and moderate-income homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments due to the pandemic.

Health & Human Services

All Adult New Yorkers Now Eligible For Covid-19 Booster Shot

New York City made the announcement Monday as cases have ticked up. It joins Colorado, California and New Mexico in expanding booster eligibility.