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$5B windfall part of NY lawmakers' agenda
ALBANY

$5B windfall part of NY lawmakers' agenda

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
Lawmakers returning to Albany in January are expected to focus on financial matters, specifically whether New York's $5 billion bank settlements windfall should be used on bridges, roads, sewers and other infrastructure.
 
AG: 'No choice' but to pay Bruno's legal fees
ALBANY

AG: 'No choice' but to pay Bruno's legal fees

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has signed off on the reimbursement of $2.4 million in legal fees to former state Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno.
 
ALBANY

Tedisco among NY lawmakers calling for bullet-proof police car windows

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
Four state lawmakers are proposing that all police cars in New York state be retrofitted with bullet-proof glass after two New York City officers were gunned down in their car.
 
NYPD officers killed in ambush
NEW YORK

NYPD officers killed in ambush

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.
 
ALBANY

NY bans cosmetic pet tattoos, piercings

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Body art is not for animals, at least not in New York.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo says he will offer justice reform package

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a genuine problem exists with the perception among minorities that the criminal justice system isn't fair and he'll propose reforms next year.
 
ALBANY

NY to provide company grants, tax breaks

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
The Cuomo administration is set to award a new round of grants and tax credits to companies for projects expected to create jobs.
 
ALBANY

King leaving state Education Department for federal post

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
New York’s education commissioner will step down at year’s end for a post in the Obama administration, ending a 3 1/2-year run that included a series of major and often contested reforms.
 
ALBANY

DMV documents now include veteran designation

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Veterans can now change their state driver’s license, permit or non-driver identification card to indicate their status as a veteran without paying additional fees.
 
ALBANY

NY issues new rules on debt collections

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
New York financial regulators have issued rules intended to curb abuse by debt collectors, requiring them to advise consumers when the statute of limitations has expired on debts and confirm settlement agreements in writing.
 
ALBANY

Lawsuit blasts New York for Sandy cleanup

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
A Minnesota-based company is blasting the state for its handling of a contract for cleanup efforts following Hurricane Sandy, claiming it is owed more than $23 million plus damages incurred due to “an abuse of power.”
 
NYRA Chairman David Skorton resigns
ALBANY

NYRA Chairman David Skorton resigns

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
New York Racing Association board Chairman David Skorton has resigned effective New Year’s Eve, six months before he’s scheduled to leave his full-time job as Cornell University’s president for an executive position at the Smithsonian Institution.
 
CAPITOL

State legislators: Raise no priority

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Money can’t buy the votes of a growing number of state legislators voicing opposition to a proposed pay raise.
 
Casino adviser to cost state $4.89M
CAPITOL

Casino adviser to cost state $4.89M

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The law firm contracted to review New York’s 16 casino applications is being paid nearly $5 million for its services, according to documents with the state Comptroller’s Office.
 
Cuomo: Plan for surplus to come with budget
ALBANY

Cuomo: Plan for surplus to come with budget

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Specifics on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to spend New York state's $5 billion surplus aren't likely to be known before January.
 
 

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