Thruway executive director Resigns Amid Talks Of Toll Hike

December 2, 2022

As the New York State Thruway Authority plans to raise the cost of tolls, its executive director, Matthew Driscoll, is planning to step down as of December 20. While reasons were not confirmed for Driscoll’s resignation, state lawmakers on both sides are not taking kindly to the idea of a toll hike. The proposal for […]

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NYS Thruway Authority Tolls Could See Price Hike In 2024

December 1, 2022

The Thruway Authority could be approved for a toll hike starting in 2024. The state’s E-Zpass customers would see an increase of 5% in 2024 and another increase of 5% in 2027. The toll hike would be 75% for those without an E-Zpass or with one from out of state.  The toll hike proposal will officially […]

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RG&E Suspending Late Payments Until April 2023

November 29, 2022

In response to current market conditions that have raised energy supply prices, NYSEG and RG&E will suspend late payment charges from December 1, 2022 through April 15, 2023 for all customers. The goal is to lessen the burden on customers as heating costs rise. We have previously reported on the possible rise of gas prices […]

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Money News: Hitting The Cards Hard This Holiday Season? You Are Not Alone!

November 28, 2022

35% of Americans are expected to rely on retail credit cards this holiday season. A LendingTree survey found, as cash-strapped buyers seek alternatives to stretch their budgets. That’s up from 29% a year ago and the second-highest percentage since 2020. The sharp uptick comes as the average credit card interest rate for retail cards – […]

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Out Of Date System Cost NYS Over $11 Billion In Fraud During Pandemic

November 16, 2022

The New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said the state lost at least $11 billion due to unemployment fraud during the first year of the COVID19 pandemic. According to the audit, the DOL failed to replace a “long-troubled” system that has been outdated since 2010. This made it easier for criminals to steal money.  Auditors […]

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No Thanks! Gas Prices To Go Up For Thanksgiving Road Trips

November 15, 2022

Next Week is Thanksgiving and travelers can expect to see a rise in gas prices. Officials with GasBuddy said that the national gas price average is expected to be $3.68 on the day of Thanksgiving — a $.30 increase from last year. Experts added this is higher than the previous record of $3.44 in 2012. […]

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Money News: Watch Your Mail For Stolen Check-Washing Scam

November 14, 2022

Do you mail checks? Well be aware that thieves are stealing checks from the mail and using account numbers to write bogus checks. Law enforcement officials call this scheme “wash and cash.” The scam clearly targets people who drop checks in the mail. Thieves lift the account and routing numbers and create their own fake […]

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One Online Sports-Betting Company Loves The Start Of Football Season

November 4, 2022

More and more people are putting money on the game, or games. Online sports-betting company DraftKings Inc. posted higher-than-expected revenue for the start of this year’s football season. The company reported revenue of $502 million for the three-month period ended Sept. 30, more than double its revenue in the same period last year. Click Here To […]

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No Winner For Billion Dollar Powerball, Next Drawing Wednesday

November 1, 2022

There were no big treats from the Halloween night Powerball drawing, as none of the tickets sold matched all six numbers. The lack of a winner means the next drawing Wednesday night will be for a massive $1.2 billion jackpot. The winning numbers drawn Monday were: white balls 13, 19, 36, 39, 59 and the […]

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Customers & City lawmakers Call For Public Takeover Of RG&E

October 25, 2022

After RG&E proposed a hike in its gas and electric prices and amid billing issues that we’ve investigated for months. Local grassroots organization Metro Justice and City Council Vice President Mary Lupien will host a town hall on Thursday to call for a public takeover. The meeting will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. […]

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