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ALBANY

NY reports lower crime rate by ex-offenders

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Fewer than 10 percent of released state inmates are returning to New York prisons for new felonies, according to the latest data from corrections officials.
 
Cuomo cites agency gains for disabled in veto
ALBANY

Cuomo cites agency gains for disabled in veto

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation intended to clear what one lawmaker said in June was a waiting list of 12,000 disabled individuals who needed services or housing.
 
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.
 
ALBANY

NY targets obesity with rules on day-care drinks

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
New York authorities issued new rules on Wednesday governing licensed day care centers to require they serve low-fat milk, water or 100 percent juice to help prevent obesity.
 
A $5B question: How should New York spend surplus?
ALBANY

A $5B question: How should New York spend surplus?

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
As government problems go, it's not a bad one to have: How should New York spend a $5 billion surplus?
 
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.
 
ALBANY

NY Senate GOP backs deal with breakaway Democrats

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
The unusual power-sharing arrangement in the New York state Senate between Republicans and a splinter faction of Democrats will continue despite the GOP's gains, the chamber's top Republican said Monday.
 
ALBANY

NY Green Party hopes to build on 2014 progress

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
The Green Party candidate who placed third in this month's New York governor's race says voting trends show his party has a promising future.
 
ALBANY

NY hotline for reporting poachers, polluters

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
New York conservation officials have established a toll-free hotline for reporting poachers and polluters across the state.
 
ALBANY

Unsettled market spurs speculation NY could go slow on casinos

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
After New York voters approved four upstate casinos last November, four Atlantic City casinos have closed, gambling profits plunged from Connecticut to Mississippi, and new casinos opened or were greenlighted in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
 
ALBANY

New York debuts new state website

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
New York state has a new digital home. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a major overhaul of the state's website Wednesday.
 
NY Assemblyman: put warnings on sugary drinks
ALBANY

NY Assemblyman: put warnings on sugary drinks

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
A New York state assemblyman says sugary drinks should bear warning labels because of related health problems like obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
 
Schenectady family donates Christmas tree for Empire State Plaza
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady family donates Christmas tree for Empire State Plaza

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

A Schenectady family donated a blue spruce tree to the state Wednesday morning to be decorated and featured at the Empire State Plaza for the holiday season.
 
ALBANY

New York health exchange premiums to rise

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
Deductibles and co-payments will be flat but premiums will rise about 4.5 percent for individuals and families during the second year of New York's health exchange, according to state officials.
 
 

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