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In NY race, niche issues become political parties
ALBANY

In NY race, niche issues become political parties

Sunday, July 27, 2014
This year, Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino petitioned for a "Stop Common Core" line on the November ballot, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a "Women's Equality Party" line.
 
ALBANY

NY reports $16.4M recovered in wage thefts

Friday, July 25, 2014
New York labor officials say investigators recovered and disbursed more than $16.4 million in wages, interest and damages in the first half of this year to 21,050 workers cheated out of proper pay and benefits.
 
ALBANY

Standard & Poor's upgrades NY bond ratings

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Standard & Poor's has raised its ratings of New York's general obligation and appropriation-backed bonds.
 
Cuomo facing call for criminal probe
ALBANY

Cuomo facing call for criminal probe

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Wednesday for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office thwarted attempts by his own special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him.
 
ALBANY

New York raises fine for pet theft to $1,000

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
New York on Wednesday raised the fine for trying to steal someone's pet to $1,000.
 
SYRACUSE

NY State Fair selling tickets online for 1st time

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tickets for the New York State Fair can be bought online for the first time ever.
 
ALBANY

NY agencies collecting more gender data

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
State agencies have begun adding gender identity to their data collection, part of an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo says will help the state better meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender New Yorkers.
 
Racinos get OK to boost free play
CAPITOL

Racinos get OK to boost free play

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
New legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday will allow Saratoga Casino and Raceway to give out more free play credits to customers, a move the facility’s operators believe will help it stay competitive in the rapidly evolving landscape of legalized gambling.
 
INDIAN LAKE

Recreational projects funded for Adirondacks

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for several projects to expand and improve outdoor recreation in the Adirondacks.
 
Original NY state troopers' graves get new markers
ALBANY

Original NY state troopers' graves get new markers

Monday, July 21, 2014
Many of the 232 original "Gray Riders" were buried in unmarked graves or plots that gave no indication they had served in the New York State Police.
 

Siena poll: Cuomo keeps big lead over Astorino

Monday, July 21, 2014
A new poll of likely New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continuing his lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, still largely unknown statewide.
 
Strike threat plays to Cuomo's image as pragmatist
ALBANY

Strike threat plays to Cuomo's image as pragmatist

Friday, July 18, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's work to avert a strike on the nation's largest commuter rail system won praise from commuters and political observes alike — while playing nicely into his aggressively cultivated image as a pragmatist skilled at managing chaos.
 

Cuomo campaign creates Women's Equality Party

Thursday, July 17, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign and prominent Democrats have created a new Women's Equality ballot line for the fall election.
 

NY officials propose contraceptives bill

Thursday, July 17, 2014
New York's attorney general and a top state lawmaker are proposing a measure to help continue insurance coverage for contraceptives despite recent the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that businesses with religious objections can opt out of paying for birth control in their employee health plans.
 

Strike by NY commuter rail workers averted

Thursday, July 17, 2014
A tentative deal was reached Thursday that averts a strike by workers at the nation's largest commuter railroad, a top union negotiator said.
 
 

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