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Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing to reverse job cuts in the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB. The bureau has cut their number of alcohol inspectors by 10%, and Schumer says these cuts have a direct effect on the small businesses that make up an expanding craft distillery and brewing industry throughout New York State.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, at a large union rally in New York City’s Union Square to raise the minimum wage, called out fast food chains McDonalds and Burger King by name and accused them of corporate greed for under-paying workers.

Cuomo, in an animated speech, says fast food chains make huge profits while relying on taxpayers subsidies, like food stamps, to make up for the low pay they give their workers.

The governor says he’ll bypass the legislature and create a state board to examine increasing the state's minimum wage for fast food workers.

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Gary McHale of Buffalo is one of two Dental Fix RX franchisees in Western New York.  McHale rides around from dentist to dentist in a state-of-the-art white van, making daily stops in Rochester, and fixing  hand pieces, chairs, compressors, and X-Ray systems among other things. Dental Fix RX is a national mobile dental repair company and its slogan “The Faster Fix” is splashed in paint across the side of the van.

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Television and movie actor Ron Perlman is bringing his movie production company to central New York. He’ll start making films at the sound stage, being built at the new Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries.

Some very small homes are coming soon to Syracuse’s South Side.

These homes will be small, just a few hundred square feet. Three of them will be able to fit onto a single property lot. But it’s not a way to cope with urban congestion like in some bigger cities, Syracuse doesn’t have that problem. But it does face a shortage of affordable housing.

A Tiny Home for Good and local housing charity Operation Northern Comfort are getting ready to break ground on their first three tiny homes this spring.

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