ALBANY AND SCHENECTADY COUNTIES

Added Family Court judges get state Senate OK

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Schenectady County got one step closer to having a third Family Court judge Friday with the state Senate giving its approval.
 
CAPITOL

Tax credit OK’d for launching national tours

Saturday, June 21, 2014
As area theaters work on an agreement with proposed casinos in the area, they’ve succeeded in securing a long-sought tax credit from the state Legislature.
 
Local school districts share in pot of bullet aid
CAPITAL REGION

Local school districts share in pot of bullet aid

Saturday, June 21, 2014
The so-called bullet aid approved 92-37 Thursday by the Assembly has already provided a shot in the arm for at least one local school district.
 
Law professor Teachout aims to challenge Cuomo
NEW YORK

Law professor Teachout aims to challenge Cuomo

Friday, June 20, 2014
For first-time candidate Zephyr Teachout, just getting on the Democratic ballot to force a primary with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be difficult and beating him would seem a long shot.
 
New York Legislature approves medical marijuana
ALBANY

New York Legislature approves medical marijuana

Friday, June 20, 2014
The New York Legislature voted overwhelmingly Friday to legalize marijuana to alleviate pain and other symptoms for some severely ill patients.
 
ALBANY

Delanson firefighter recruitment bill heads to Cuomo's desk

Friday, June 20, 2014
A bill to allow Delanson Volunteer Fire Department to recruit from a larger area passed the state Senate Thursday and will go to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his signature.
 

Deals in Albany on medical marijuana, Common Core

Friday, June 20, 2014
New York lawmakers worked into the early morning hours to end their six-month session, churning through bills and striking deals to authorize medical marijuana and provide a reprieve to teachers worried about how the new Common Core standards might affect evaluations.
 
ALBANY

NY lawmaker: 12,000 disabled waiting for care

Thursday, June 19, 2014
New York lawmakers have passed legislation intended to clear what one lawmaker calls a waiting list of 12,000 disabled individuals who need services or housing.
 
Deal struck on medical marijuana
ALBANY

Deal struck on medical marijuana

Thursday, June 19, 2014
New York was set to become the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana under an agreement announced by legislative leaders Thursday.
 
ALBANY

Bill would give teachers Common Core safety net

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Low-performing teachers in New York won't be at risk of losing their jobs based simply on their students' performance on the new Common Core tests under proposed legislation.
 
Minimum wage debate pits cities against states
ALBANY

Minimum wage debate pits cities against states

Thursday, June 19, 2014
The minimum wage has emerged as perhaps the top issue of a newly emboldened, urban liberal movement that in many places is led not by governors or state lawmakers, but by local leaders backed by organized fast-food workers.
 
ALBANY

NY lawmakers work toward adjournment

Thursday, June 19, 2014
New York lawmakers are working to end their session with votes on scores of bills, though deals on medical marijuana and women's equality measures remain elusive in the final hours.
 
NY lawmakers craft legislation to cut heroin abuse
ALBANY

NY lawmakers craft legislation to cut heroin abuse

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
State lawmakers have agreed on legislation to curb the growing heroin epidemic in New York.
 
ALBANY

NY Senate votes to expand sex harassment law

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The New York Senate has passed legislation to broaden sexual harassment laws — but it may languish because of an abortion-related legislative standoff.
 
ALBANY

NY lawmakers OK bill to curb child identity theft

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Lawmakers in New York state have passed a proposal designed to help parents prevent their children from becoming the victims of identity theft.
 
 

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