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Lawmakers' reaction to Silver's arrest split along party lines
ALBANY

Lawmakers' reaction to Silver's arrest split along party lines

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Assembly members representing the Capital Region were sticking with party lines after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested on federal corruption charges Thursday morning.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo proposes restrictions on electronic cigarettes

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed banning electronic cigarettes from all the public indoor places where smoking tobacco is prohibited.
 
Feds: Silver ‘cashed in’ on clout
NEW YORK

Feds: Silver ‘cashed in’ on clout

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position as one of the most powerful men in Albany to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income.
 
CAPITOL

Governor's ideas met with hope, skepticism

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
After Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address and executive budget presentation, Capital Region lawmakers weighed in with their opinions on his proposals for education, property tax relief and economic development.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

VLT aid cut distressing to Saratoga officials

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Saratoga Springs could lose nearly a half-million dollars in video lottery terminal impact aid just a year after the funding was provided to the city and Saratoga County.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Local officials: School plan holding children ‘hostage’

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Projections of state funding for schools will not be provided until the state Legislature votes on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s education reforms outlined in his 2015 State of the State address.
 
ALBANY

State settles with firm over vacation scam

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
A Florida-based company that led people to believe they won vacations and then subjected them to a sales pitch with no prize at the end has settled with the state, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said Wednesday.
 
Protesters arrested at entrance to Cuomo speech
ALBANY

Protesters arrested at entrance to Cuomo speech

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
State troopers have arrested 22 protesters who sat and linked arms at the entrance to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's annual budget address at Empire State Plaza in Albany.
 
Cuomo pitches 2015 priorities
CAPITOL

Cuomo pitches 2015 priorities

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for big investments in transportation, a higher minimum wage and a new teacher evaluation system Wednesday in a sprawling address that laid out his agenda for 2015.
 
Cuomo initiatives include wage hike, small business tax cut
ALBANY

Cuomo initiatives include wage hike, small business tax cut

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will give his state of the state address Wednesday but he has already previewed much of his 2015 agenda, including a minimum wage hike, small business tax cut and a statewide campus sexual consent policy.
 
ALBANY

NY top court, missing 2 judges, has to rehear cases

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
New York's highest court, working short-handed without two judges, has been unable to reach a decision in two major cases argued this month, deciding Monday to hear them again once the vacancies are filled.
 
Schenectady food truck owners settle dispute with NYRA

Schenectady food truck owners settle dispute with NYRA

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
The owners of the controversially named Wandering Dago food truck have reached a $68,500 settlement with the New York Racing Association in a lawsuit over their 2013 ouster from Saratoga Race Course.
 
Poll: Cuomo should have jobs, education on agenda
ALBANY

Poll: Cuomo should have jobs, education on agenda

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Ahead of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address Wednesday, a Siena Research poll released Tuesday found voters want him to focus on jobs and education in 2015.
 
ALBANY

Santabarbara pushes for legalized MMA in new York

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, a Democrat from Rotterdam, is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to include the legalization of mixed martial arts in his state budget proposal this year.
 
ALBANY

Panel: Raise NY criminal age to 18, no teens in adult jail

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will submit legislation incorporating recommendations made Monday by a juvenile justice panel, including raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18.
 
 

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