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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.
 
CAPITOL

Critics of state tuition tax credit say parents misled

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The enticing possibility of a tax credit for parochial and private school tuition has won over many local parents, but an opposing coalition said Tuesday that parents have been misled.
 
Sawyer’s Capitol visit ‘pretty cool’
CAPITOL

Sawyer’s Capitol visit ‘pretty cool’

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Sawyer Fredericks was presented with resolutions by the state Assembly and Senate on Tuesday, congratulating him on his victory and determination on the show.
 
GOP leader: NY lawmakers failing to deal with corruption
ALBANY

GOP leader: NY lawmakers failing to deal with corruption

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The leader of the New York state Assembly's Republican minority says lawmakers are missing an opportunity to address the "cloud" of corruption that's hung over the state Capitol for years.
 
ALBANY

Regents to vote on failing schools process next week

Monday, June 8, 2015

The real impact of being named a failing school will become clear next Monday.
 
Lady Gaga joins Cuomo's push for campus rape policy
ALBANY

Lady Gaga joins Cuomo's push for campus rape policy

Monday, June 8, 2015
Lady Gaga is teaming up with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to push for a new campus sexual assault policy at all of the state's colleges and universities.
 
NYRA board chairman taking leave of absence
NEW YORK

NYRA board chairman taking leave of absence

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The chairman of the board of the New York Racing Association is taking a leave of absence following allegations that his company provided a “no-show” job to the son of former state Senate leader Dean Skelos.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo, Dems push to make tax cap permanent

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for lawmakers to extend a cap on local property taxes for another five years.
 
Skelos and son plead not guilty in corruption case
NEW YORK

Skelos and son plead not guilty in corruption case

Monday, June 1, 2015
The former leader of the New York Senate and his son pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges on Monday after prosecutors told a judge that investigators secretly intercepted thousands of their telephone calls.
 
Long Island prosecutor probes NY legislators' travel records

Long Island prosecutor probes NY legislators' travel records

Friday, May 29, 2015
A Long Island prosecutor said Friday her office is examining the travel records of all New York state lawmakers from Nassau County.
 
Rep. Tonko wants uniform drug standards in horse racing
NEW YORK

Rep. Tonko wants uniform drug standards in horse racing

Friday, May 29, 2015
A New York congressman plans to introduce a federal bill establishing uniform drug and medication standards in thoroughbred racing that would be overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and begin in 2017.
 
Cuomo tours NY state prison as he pushes sentencing reform
COXSACKIE

Cuomo tours NY state prison as he pushes sentencing reform

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has toured a state prison in the Hudson Valley to promote his proposal to keep the youngest law breakers from adult prisons.
 
Skelos and son indicted on corruption charges
NEW YORK

Skelos and son indicted on corruption charges

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The former New York Senate leader and his son have been indicted on corruption charges in Manhattan federal court.
 
 

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