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NY state Sen. Sampson found guilty of obstruction
NEW YORK

NY state Sen. Sampson found guilty of obstruction

Friday, July 24, 2015
A New York state senator has been convicted on federal charges he sought to sabotage an investigation targeting him for embezzlement.
 
Leading NY lawmaker guilty of lying to FBI about son's job
WHITE PLAINS

Leading NY lawmaker guilty of lying to FBI about son's job

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The second-ranked Republican in the New York state Senate has been convicted of lying to the FBI about arranging a high-paying job for his son.
 

Cuomo fills health and human services post in cabinet

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
New York gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed Paul Francis as his deputy secretary for health and human services.
 
NY environmental commissioner exiting after Erie Canal bike ride
ALBANY

NY environmental commissioner exiting after Erie Canal bike ride

Monday, July 20, 2015
Joe Martens didn't get out too much as New York's environmental commissioner, responsible for millions of acres of wilderness and other protected land, yet he made up some lost ground last week bicycling east across the state.
 
Cuomo signs new protections for nail salon workers
NEW YORK

Cuomo signs new protections for nail salon workers

Thursday, July 16, 2015
New York's governor has signed into law tougher regulations of nail salons to protect employees, many of them female immigrants, from workplace mistreatment and exploitation.
 
Cuomo-GOP Senate deal on gun law faulted as doing little
ALBANY

Cuomo-GOP Senate deal on gun law faulted as doing little

Monday, July 13, 2015
The head of New York's National Rifle Association affiliate said Monday that a gun control deal between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republicans in the state Senate does little, and possibly nothing, to lift restrictions on ammunition sales.
 
ALBANY

Amedore proposes ban on cell phone handgun cases

Friday, July 10, 2015
Sen. George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, is proposing legislation that would ban the sale of cell phone cases that look like handguns.
 
NY expands 'yes means yes' policy to private colleges
ALBANY

NY expands 'yes means yes' policy to private colleges

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
New York state's private colleges and universities have a new sexual consent policy after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law Tuesday in an effort to combat campus sexual violence.
 
Public input sought on future of state canal system
CAPITAL REGION

Public input sought on future of state canal system

Monday, July 6, 2015
The New York state Canal Corporation will be looking to the public to influence the direction the canal system will take as it enters its third century, Canal Corp. Director Brian U. Stratton announced last week.
 
Freedom, fireworks order of the day
ALBANY

Freedom, fireworks order of the day

Sunday, July 5, 2015
In the center arch of the back veranda of the state Capitol building Saturday, Christopher Foote sat among a group of friends and family, as he’s done for the past 10 years or so.
 
Sheldon Silver balks at reporting income, cites federal probe
ALBANY

Sheldon Silver balks at reporting income, cites federal probe

Friday, July 3, 2015
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is declining to report his outside income on a state disclosure form, citing federal charges that he collected nearly $4 million in kickbacks.
 
CAPITOL

Schenectady County hunters can now use rifles

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Legislation that would allow the use of rifles to hunt big game in Schenectady County was signed into law Thursday, according to state Sen. George Amedore, R-Rotterdam.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Bill OK'd to allow Saratoga County to use room tax for development

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The state Senate and Assembly have adopted a home rule bill that will let Saratoga County fund economic development as well as tourism promotion through the county hotel room occupancy tax.
 
NY Senate approves mental health tax check-off
ALBANY

NY Senate approves mental health tax check-off

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
New York's Senate has followed the Assembly and voted for a new tax check-off intended to help end the stigma around mental illness, which advocates say is common, treatable and too often unaddressed.
 
CAPITOL

State Legislature session trudges toward finish

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
State lawmakers reached agreements Tuesday on a new sexual assault policy for private universities and allowing dogs on restaurant patios as they continued to struggle to strike a deal on the renewal of New York City’s expired rent regulations.
 
 

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