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ALBANY

NY senators propose disclosure that would affect Cuomo

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
New York Senate Republicans have introduced ethics legislation requiring state officials file financial disclosures for everyone they live with — a move that would affect Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
 
Report: Schenectady casino won on location, operator's record
SCHENECTADY

Report: Schenectady casino won on location, operator's record

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
The state Gaming Facility Location Board chose Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady for a casino license because of Rush Street Gaming’s strong track record and the casino site’s riverfront location.
 
UPDATE: Schenectady debates Cuomo's 'failing schools'

UPDATE: Schenectady debates Cuomo's 'failing schools'

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Hamilton and Lincoln schools were included on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s list of 178 “failing schools,” which also includes schools in 16 other districts. He said the list proves his reforms must be approved by the state Legislature this year.
 
Cuomo won't say if aides have been contacted by feds
ALBANY

Cuomo won't say if aides have been contacted by feds

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he has not been subpoenaed or contacted by federal investigators probing Albany corruption, but he would not say if the same is true for his aides.
 
ALBANY

NY launches campaign to combat campus sexual assault

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
New York has begun a new statewide campaign to fight campus sexual assault and support Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call to expand a new sexual consent policy to private colleges.
 
ALBANY

Gov. Cuomo, top lawmakers begin budget talks

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
New York's governor and three top lawmakers have begun the annual series of closed-door budget talks.
 
ALBANY

NY mental health advocates say more housing is needed

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
Several hundred advocates for better mental health treatment for New Yorkers rallied Wednesday at the state Capitol for more housing with staff support.
 
ALBANY

NY private schools sue to overturn athlete transfer rule

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
Nine private and charter schools have sued to overturn the new rule for scholastic athletics in upstate New York that would make many students ineligible to play sports for a year when they transfer to a new school without changing residency.
 
Tedisco says lessons learned on basketball court still valuable today
SCHENECTADY

Tedisco says lessons learned on basketball court still valuable today

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
James Tedisco says serving in the state Assembly is like playing basketball: You have to work as a team, and you shouldn’t care who gets the credit.
 
ALBANY

NY casino bidder: Attorney general probing selection process

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
A losing bidder for a New York casino license says Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating the state's selection process.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo urges probe of teacher evaluations

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has urged the state Education Department to investigate the results of teacher evaluations to see whether the process is skewed to favor teachers.
 
Report urges limits on NY lawmakers' outside income
ALBANY

Report urges limits on NY lawmakers' outside income

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Most state lawmakers in New York make little or no money from outside jobs, and the state needs tight restrictions on the income of those who do, according to a new report from a coalition of government watchdog groups.
 

School districts draw up budgets in the dark

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Budgets are never easy, but this year has taken the process to a new level of misery.
 
Silver indicted on 3 charges
NEW YORK

Silver indicted on 3 charges

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was indicted Thursday on three charges after his arrest in a federal bribery case.
 
CAPITOL

Local Assembly members to have voice on casinos

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Local Assembly members recently appointed to the state Assembly’s Racing and Wagering Committee are looking to ensure a casino in Schenectady is successful.
 
 

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