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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.
 
CAPITOL

State panel moving closer to awarding casino licenses

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The state Gaming Commission is close to awarding licenses for New York’s first three commercial casinos, including one in Schenectady.
 
NY Assembly to vote on universal health coverage
ALBANY

NY Assembly to vote on universal health coverage

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The New York Assembly plans to vote on legislation to establish publicly funded universal health coverage in a so-called single payer system.
 
Audit raps state Canal Corp. on inspections
ALBANY

Audit raps state Canal Corp. on inspections

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The State Canal Corp. hasn’t performed required in-depth inspections on various structures for years, increasing the risk to the 524-mile canal system, boaters and nearby residents, New York auditors reported Tuesday.
 
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam council seeks to tap sewer fund to balance budget

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Common Council is seeking approval from the state Legislature to use an unspecified amount of money from the city’s sewer fund to help balance the proposed 2015-16 city budget.
 
School tax increases slow sharply under tax cap
CAPITAL REGION

School tax increases slow sharply under tax cap

Monday, May 25, 2015
The tax cap is working to slow the growth of school taxes, the Empire Center for New York State Policy announced Wednesday in a report analyzing tax levy increases statewide before and after the state imposed the cap.
 
Cuomo's office ends email auto delete policy
ALBANY

Cuomo's office ends email auto delete policy

Friday, May 22, 2015
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Friday ended its practice of automatically deleting emails after 90 days after criticism that it was an affront to open government.
 
CAPITOL

Assembly OKs school test reforms

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Assembly passed school test reform Wednesday with a bill that also takes aim at the Common Core curriculum.
 
NY wage board to begin consideration of fast food wage hike
ALBANY

NY wage board to begin consideration of fast food wage hike

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Fast food workers in New York state are hoping recent minimum wage increases around the country prompt the state to increase their pay to $15 an hour.
 
Ethical qualms dogging Cuomo
CAPITOL

Ethical qualms dogging Cuomo

Saturday, May 16, 2015
They were Albany’s most powerful men: the governor, the state Senate majority leader and the Assembly speaker. Now two face federal corruption charges, and the third — Gov. Andrew Cuomo — appears eager to focus on other issues even as he faces questions about his ties to a major real estate firm at the center of the newest scandal to rock the state Capitol.
 
NY AG takes on transgender discrimination in health care
ALBANY

NY AG takes on transgender discrimination in health care

Friday, May 15, 2015
New York's attorney general has started a program to ensure transgender individuals have equal access to health care.
 
NY legislators want grand jury details in chokehold death
ALBANY

NY legislators want grand jury details in chokehold death

Thursday, May 14, 2015
More than two dozen New York lawmakers are urging a state appeals court to order the release of secret grand jury testimony concerning the police chokehold death of a Staten Island man last year.
 
Capital Region senators unite behind new majority leader
CAPITOL

Capital Region senators unite behind new majority leader

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Initially divided over a new state Senate leader, local Republican senators are now standing behind Sen. John Flanagan of Long Island.
 
Poll: Gov. Cuomo's job performance rating dips
ALBANY

Poll: Gov. Cuomo's job performance rating dips

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A new survey finds that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job performance rating has dropped to its lowest point since he took office in 2011.
 
 

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