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Billion-dollar plan would expand upstate broadband access
CAPITOL

Billion-dollar plan would expand upstate broadband access

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
The state will spend $500 million by 2019 to increase access to high-speed broadband Internet service across the state, the Cuomo administration announced Friday.
 
ALBANY

NY lawmaker to offer 3 bills aimed at trust in justice

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
A longtime Brooklyn lawmaker says he'll again introduce three bills he calls "essential to re-establishing trust" between the police and minority communities.
 
ALBANY

New York issues plan to protect, restore ocean resources

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
State officials have released a draft 10-year action plan to protect and restore the state's ocean resources and address issues facing coastal communities.
 
Stalemate over women's rights bills in NY Legislature may end
ALBANY

Stalemate over women's rights bills in NY Legislature may end

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
State Sen. Diane Savino said this week that the votes don't exist for the Senate to pass a stronger abortion bill, and that shouldn't keep lawmakers from enacting eight other women's rights measures.
 
ALBANY

Appellate judge from Buffalo picked for top NY court

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday selected a judge from the midlevel Appellate Division in Buffalo for the remaining vacancy on the state's highest court.
 
Cuomo: $1.5B upstate NY economic competition
ROCHESTER

Cuomo: $1.5B upstate NY economic competition

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
It's the economic hunger games, upstate edition: seven upstate New York regions will compete against each other to win $1.5 billion in economic development money in a contest proposed Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
 
ALBANY

Court: NY paddlers can use stream on private land

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
A canoeist has prevailed in a court case challenging paddlers' right to cross private land on a shallow stream connecting two Adirondack lakes.
 
CAPITOL

Santabarbara calls for independent consumer advocate

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, is backing legislation that would create an independent consumer advocate to help reduce energy costs for homeowners.
 
ALBANY

Catskills developers want to bid for fourth NY casino

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Developers behind a proposed casino in the Catskills want to be included if a New York state board reopens the bidding process for a fourth casino license.
 
ALBANY

NY Gov. Cuomo picks new economic development chief

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
New York's governor has picked a business leader from Buffalo to lead the agency charged with improving the entire state's economy.
 
ALBANY

NY Senate approves 8 women's rights bills, not abortion measure

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
New York's Republican-controlled Senate has approved eight bills intended to ensure women's rights in the workplace and housing but excluded a ninth measure to codify abortion rights that the Democrat-controlled Assembly supports.
 

Former state Corrections official charged with sexual harassment

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

A former state official who lives in Clifton Park is accused of sexually harassing a subordinate state employee.
 
ALBANY

Education advocates plan "Moral Monday" gathering in Albany

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Education advocates plan to gather at New York state's Capitol building in Albany for an event they're calling "Moral Monday."
 
NY fracking ban seen as having little impact on supply
ALBANY

NY fracking ban seen as having little impact on supply

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015
New York's recent decision to ban fracking is hardly seen as a big loss for the nation's production of natural gas.
 
ALBANY

Auditors fault NY State Police tracking of seized assets

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
New York State Police failed to properly track millions of dollars in assets seized in criminal investigations and the shares that could have been turned over to New York, according to auditors.
 
 

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