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Bruno hopes Rensselaer County lands casino
TROY

Bruno hopes Rensselaer County lands casino

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno says he is not a fan of gambling but believes a casino belongs in Rensselaer County. A decision on the location of up to four casinos in upstate New York is expected by the state Gaming Facility Location Board on Wednesday.
 
ALBANY

NY bans cosmetic pet tattoos, piercings

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Body art is not for animals, at least not in New York.
 
'Yes Means Yes' becoming norm on NY campuses
BUFFALO

'Yes Means Yes' becoming norm on NY campuses

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Administrative policy may be the new pillow talk on college campuses across New York.
 

Motorist injured by falling tree in Adirondacks

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
State police say one motorist has been injured and two others narrowly avoided getting hurt when a tree landed on a car traveling on an Adirondack road.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo says he will offer justice reform package

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a genuine problem exists with the perception among minorities that the criminal justice system isn't fair and he'll propose reforms next year.
 
ALBANY

NY tells insurers to cover transgender treatment

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
New York's financial regulators advised health insurers statewide on Thursday to cover transgender treatment deemed to be medically necessary.
 
ALBANY

NY to provide company grants, tax breaks

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
The Cuomo administration is set to award a new round of grants and tax credits to companies for projects expected to create jobs.
 
ALBANY

King leaving state Education Department for federal post

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
New York’s education commissioner will step down at year’s end for a post in the Obama administration, ending a 3 1/2-year run that included a series of major and often contested reforms.
 
ALBANY

DMV documents now include veteran designation

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Veterans can now change their state driver’s license, permit or non-driver identification card to indicate their status as a veteran without paying additional fees.
 
ALBANY

Tipped workers push for higher minimum wage in NY

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Restaurateurs and hoteliers urged a state board Tuesday to leave the current subminimum wage for tipped workers intact, while service workers called for an increase to the basic minimum wage paid to other employees.
 
ALBANY

NY attorney general asks to probe deaths by police

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
New York state's attorney general has asked the governor to authorize his office to investigate deaths at the hands of police following the public outcry over the killing of an unarmed Staten Island man.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo starts community solar power initiative

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
New York is starting a new initiative designed to help local communities expand their use of solar power.
 
ALBANY

New York state Thruway Authority chairman resigns

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
The billionaire appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to oversee the Thruway Authority has resigned as the agency deals with the fallout from how it handled last month's massive snowstorm in western New York.
 
ALBANY

NY issues new rules on debt collections

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
New York financial regulators have issued rules intended to curb abuse by debt collectors, requiring them to advise consumers when the statute of limitations has expired on debts and confirm settlement agreements in writing.
 
ALBANY

Lawsuit blasts New York for Sandy cleanup

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
A Minnesota-based company is blasting the state for its handling of a contract for cleanup efforts following Hurricane Sandy, claiming it is owed more than $23 million plus damages incurred due to “an abuse of power.”
 
 

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