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NYRA Chairman David Skorton resigns
ALBANY

NYRA Chairman David Skorton resigns

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
New York Racing Association board Chairman David Skorton has resigned effective New Year’s Eve, six months before he’s scheduled to leave his full-time job as Cornell University’s president for an executive position at the Smithsonian Institution.
 
NY app aimed against foreclosure rescue scams
ALBANY

NY app aimed against foreclosure rescue scams

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
New York's attorney general launched a new web-based app on Tuesday to help struggling homeowners determine whether offers of foreclosure rescue are legitimate or scams.
 
SUNY OKs affirmative sexual consent policy
ALBANY

SUNY OKs affirmative sexual consent policy

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
New York's state university system has adopted a new definition of sexual consent that requires a clear, affirmative agreement between partners, part of a larger effort to reduce sexual violence on college campuses.
 
ALBANY

Suit seeks information about NY disabled abuse

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
An advocate for the disabled has sued the Cuomo administration for detailed disclosures about crimes against disabled individuals in state care and is questioning why thousands of calls to the state's abuse hotline didn't lead to investigations.
 
ALBANY

NY reports lower crime rate by ex-offenders

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Fewer than 10 percent of released state inmates are returning to New York prisons for new felonies, according to the latest data from corrections officials.
 
Cuomo cites agency gains for disabled in veto
ALBANY

Cuomo cites agency gains for disabled in veto

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation intended to clear what one lawmaker said in June was a waiting list of 12,000 disabled individuals who needed services or housing.
 
CAPITOL

State legislators: Raise no priority

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Money can’t buy the votes of a growing number of state legislators voicing opposition to a proposed pay raise.
 
ALBANY

NY targets obesity with rules on day-care drinks

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
New York authorities issued new rules on Wednesday governing licensed day care centers to require they serve low-fat milk, water or 100 percent juice to help prevent obesity.
 
A $5B question: How should New York spend surplus?
ALBANY

A $5B question: How should New York spend surplus?

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
As government problems go, it's not a bad one to have: How should New York spend a $5 billion surplus?
 
Casino adviser to cost state $4.89M
CAPITOL

Casino adviser to cost state $4.89M

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The law firm contracted to review New York’s 16 casino applications is being paid nearly $5 million for its services, according to documents with the state Comptroller’s Office.
 
Cuomo: Plan for surplus to come with budget
ALBANY

Cuomo: Plan for surplus to come with budget

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Specifics on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to spend New York state's $5 billion surplus aren't likely to be known before January.
 
ALBANY

NY Senate GOP backs deal with breakaway Democrats

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
The unusual power-sharing arrangement in the New York state Senate between Republicans and a splinter faction of Democrats will continue despite the GOP's gains, the chamber's top Republican said Monday.
 
ALBANY

NY Green Party hopes to build on 2014 progress

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
The Green Party candidate who placed third in this month's New York governor's race says voting trends show his party has a promising future.
 
ALBANY

NY hotline for reporting poachers, polluters

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
New York conservation officials have established a toll-free hotline for reporting poachers and polluters across the state.
 
ALBANY

Unsettled market spurs speculation NY could go slow on casinos

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
After New York voters approved four upstate casinos last November, four Atlantic City casinos have closed, gambling profits plunged from Connecticut to Mississippi, and new casinos opened or were greenlighted in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
 
 

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