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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.
 
NY fights invasive insect in Albany area
ALBANY

NY fights invasive insect in Albany area

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
New York state environmental officials have taken additional steps to fight an invasive insect that threatens the state's ash trees.
 
River advocate swims length of Mohawk River to raise awareness
TROY

River advocate swims length of Mohawk River to raise awareness

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Christopher Swain, who emerged from the Hudson River a little after 11 a.m. Wednesday after becoming the first person to swim the length of the Mohawk River — he covered 157 miles over 33 days — said his intent is not to preach with his swimming projects.
 
Trashing electronics becomes illegal in New York
ALBANY

Trashing electronics becomes illegal in New York

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
If Santa brings you a shiny new laptop, video game console or flat-screen TV, don't toss the old one in the trash.
 
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.
 
NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches
ALBANY

NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams.
 
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 law limits probes of unconventional medicine

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
New York law has been changed to prohibit state investigations of doctors for unconventional treatments of diseases, specifically including Lyme disease.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo vetoes mute swan bill, says not needed

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that was intended to stop the state from killing swans.
 
Cuomo gets kudos, scorn for New York fracking ban
ALBANY

Cuomo gets kudos, scorn for New York fracking ban

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business interests for a planned state ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn't his.
 
ALBANY

NY AG cracks down on toy guns that look real

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
New York's attorney general wants retailers to stop selling toy guns that are nearly indistinguishable from real firearms.
 
ALBANY

Board also picks sites in Sullivan, Seneca counties

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
While Schenectady was celebrating its selection as one of the first communities in New York state to receive a state casino license, two other economically distressed communities in upstate New York were also selected Wednesday as sites for casinos, bringing an end to a fierce competition among developers and job-hungry communities.
 
ALBANY

NY Medicaid proposal for covering transgender treatment

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
New York officials have proposed authorizing coverage for transgender treatment under the state's Medicaid program for low-income New Yorkers.
 
New York State: We won’t frack here
ALBANY

New York State: We won’t frack here

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.
 
Canal Corp. to fund bike trail tunnel
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Canal Corp. to fund bike trail tunnel

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
The state Canal Corp. will contribute $150,000 toward a long-planned pedestrian tunnel to be built under railroad tracks in Rotterdam Junction. The money will pay for engineering and design work
 
 

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