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ALBANY

NY lawmakers to vote on ethics deal that public can't review

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
New York state lawmakers will soon vote on an ethics bill intended to address Albany's pernicious corruption problem — but so far they're declining to release the details.
 
School aid makes rich districts a little richer
ALBANY

School aid makes rich districts a little richer

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
School districts throughout New York will see more state aid this year than last, but wealthier districts were rewarded a little more Tuesday.
 
Budget set to restore VLT aid
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Budget set to restore VLT aid

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The new state budget will restore cuts that had been proposed to the state’s video lottery terminal aid for Saratoga Springs and Saratoga County, according to the city’s state legislators.
 
Details emerge on $142B state budget
CAPITOL

Details emerge on $142B state budget

Monday, March 30, 2015
There’s no minimum wage hike or property tax relief, but New York lawmakers did insert a tax cut for luxury yachts in this year’s state budget agreement, the details of which emerged Monday just as lawmakers prepared to vote.
 
N.Y. budget deal to boost school aid 6%
CAPITOL

N.Y. budget deal to boost school aid 6%

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Top New York state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a budget deal late Sunday that includes a big bump in education funding, enhanced legislative ethics rules and several — but not all — of Cuomo’s proposed education reforms.
 
State budget talks stretch into weekend as deadline looms
ALBANY

State budget talks stretch into weekend as deadline looms

Saturday, March 28, 2015
New York state budget negotiations stretched into the weekend as legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo worked Saturday to resolve differences over school funding, teacher evaluations and a minimum wage hike before the new fiscal year begins.
 
Reid endorses Schumer as next Democratic leader
WASHINGTON

Reid endorses Schumer as next Democratic leader

Friday, March 27, 2015
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will retire after five terms, and endorsed New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader.
 
Budget talks wear on over minimum wage, school funding
ALBANY

Budget talks wear on over minimum wage, school funding

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Minimum wage increases, spending on schools and a requirement that lawmakers disclose their legal clients hang in the balance as New York lawmakers worked Thursday to finalize a state budget.
 
Lawsuit seeks complete detail from NY state on alleged abuse
ALBANY

Lawsuit seeks complete detail from NY state on alleged abuse

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Cuomo administration is fighting an attempt by a legal services group with federal oversight responsibility to obtain complete investigative reports about alleged abuse of the disabled and mentally ill in state care.
 
NY Assembly set to vote again for abortion rights
ALBANY

NY Assembly set to vote again for abortion rights

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The state Assembly is set to pass legislation to codify in New York the abortion rights established by the U.S. Supreme Court, moving it separately this year from a group of bills intended to ensure other women's rights in the workplace and courts.
 
NY budget talks center on ethics, education
ALBANY

NY budget talks center on ethics, education

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Education and ethics continued to dominate New York state budget talks Tuesday as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers worked to find agreement before a deadline next week.
 
Cuomo stands by ethics ultimatum as NY budget talks heat up
ALBANY

Cuomo stands by ethics ultimatum as NY budget talks heat up

Monday, March 23, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sticking with a promise not to sign a state budget without legislative ethics reforms.
 
Teachers bring 1,000 apples to Cuomo in protest
ALBANY

Teachers bring 1,000 apples to Cuomo in protest

Friday, March 20, 2015
Teachers from an apple-growing region in New York have delivered 1,000 of the shiny red fruits to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to protest education funding levels.
 
Lt. Gov. Hochul: No losers in upstate development contest
ALBANY

Lt. Gov. Hochul: No losers in upstate development contest

Friday, March 20, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is pushing back against criticism that his $1.5 billion upstate economic development contest will unfairly create winners and losers.
 
Governor’s girlfriend pulled into legislative ethics debate
CAPITOL

Governor’s girlfriend pulled into legislative ethics debate

Friday, March 20, 2015
Sandra Lee has built an empire on lifestyle and cooking advice, but it’s her status as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s live-in girlfriend that has placed her in the midst of a political fight over stronger state ethics laws.
 
 

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