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Clinton begins NY primary campaign with jab at Trump

Clinton begins NY primary campaign with jab at Trump

Hillary Clinton began her closing argument for New York primary voters on Wednesday with a defense of the state's values that doubled as a harsh rebuke of her fellow New Yorker and presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

CAPITOL

State education officials install spring testing changes

State education officials hope a series of tweaks and changes to this spring’s annual English and math assessments will reduce student anxiety and improve participation rates.

Dean Skelos and son ask judge to spare them a prison sentence

NEW YORK

Dean Skelos and son ask judge to spare them a prison sentence

Lawyers for Dean Skelos, the former New York Senate majority leader, and his son, Adam Skelos, who were convicted of all eight bribery, extortion and conspiracy counts against them in December, asked a judge on Wednesday to let them avoid prison and be sentenced to perform community service.

NY Assembly passes bill to legalize MMA

CAPITOL

NY Assembly passes bill to legalize MMA

On Tuesday, the state Assembly passed a bill legalizing mixed martial arts, after several years of ignoring pleas to allow the popular and often bloody sport.

New regents chancellor a critic of heavy emphasis on testing

ALBANY

New regents chancellor a critic of heavy emphasis on testing

Betty Rosa, a former Bronx school superintendent and critic of a shift to a stronger emphasis on student testing and teacher evaluations in education policy, on Monday was elected chancellor by her colleagues on the Board of Regents.

CAPITOL

Bill would rename part of Route 20 for deceased general

A bill to rename a portion of U.S. Route 20 in the town of Guilderland to honor Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, a Guilderland native who was killed while on duty in Afghanistan, was passed by the state Senate Thursday.

Niccoli makes state Senate bid official

46TH SENATE DISTRICT

Niccoli makes state Senate bid official

Sara Niccoli would like nothing better than to spend a little more time in the city of her youth, especially when the New York state Legislature is in session. The Palatine supervisor today officially announced her candidacy for the Senate.

Obama takes a big step toward powering New York with offshore wind

Obama takes a big step toward powering New York with offshore wind

In a surprising about-face Tuesday, the Interior Department pulled back plans to allow oil drilling off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Citing concerns from the Pentagon and also from coastal communities in these states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said, "It simply doesn't make sense to move forward with any lease sales in the coming five years."

CAPITOL

State Assembly, Senate agree to restore school funds

Both state legislative chambers called for fully restoring a series of school funding budget cuts enacted during the economic downturn, but differed on how much to increase other funding to schools.

Bill to legalize MMA likely headed for Assembly vote

CAPITOL

Bill to legalize MMA likely headed for Assembly vote

A vote on the bill to legalize mixed martial arts is expected to come to the Assembly floor as early as Monday, according to Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam.

Greenwich boy killed by falling boulder in Adirondacks

KEENE

Greenwich boy killed by falling boulder in Adirondacks

A 12-year-old boy from Washington County was killed Sunday afternoon after he was struck by a falling boulder at Roaring Brook Falls in the Adirondacks.

Contaminants removed from Hoosick Falls water, governor says

HOOSICK FALLS

Contaminants removed from Hoosick Falls water, governor says

More than six weeks after declaring an environmental emergency in this village, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made his first visit here Sunday, announcing that a new filter system had successfully cleared a toxic chemical known as PFOA from the municipal water supply.

ADIRONDACKS

APA approves all-terrain bikes on Essex Chain Lakes land

The Adirondack Park Agency on Friday voted in favor of a plan that will allow all-terrain bikes on the former logging roads in the Essex Chain Lakes primitive area in Essex and Hamilton counties.

ALBANY

State Legislature elects 3 new regents as board enters new era

New York’s top education policymaking body, the Board of Regents, enters a new era this spring as three new members take their seats on the 17-person board and a new chancellor is elected.

‘Woodswoman’ acreage donated to state

ADIRONDACKS

‘Woodswoman’ acreage donated to state

The 32-acre property of famed conservationist Anne LaBastille on a remote Herkimer County lake has been donated to New York state, state Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Monday.

Schenectady coalition seeks more education funding at Capitol

CAPITOL

Schenectady coalition seeks more education funding at Capitol

A recently-formed coalition of Schenectady clergy and community activists pressed their message of “fully funding” Schenectady city schools at the state Capitol on Monday.

Wall Street bonuses fell in 2015

Wall Street bonuses fell in 2015

Wall Street bonuses are down for the second straight year, and recent market volatility and cutbacks suggest that 2016 is shaping up to be a difficult year, according to the New York State comptroller.

Poll: Trump, Clinton have commanding leads in N.Y. state

NEW YORK STATE

Poll: Trump, Clinton have commanding leads in N.Y. state

Mike Cuevas likes to think that most Schenectady County Republicans prefer Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio for the nation’s highest office, but he’s clearly not presidential timber as far as the rest of the state is concerned.

Trump flirted with bid for New York governor before ’16 race

Trump flirted with bid for New York governor before ’16 race

In late December 2013, after Donald Trump had met with a number of Republicans to discuss a possible run for governor of New York, he received a memo from an attendee, a freshman assemblyman from upstate.

NY lawmaker wants to pay TV shows to get more diverse

NY lawmaker wants to pay TV shows to get more diverse

The entertainment industry's difficulties with diversity in front of and behind the camera were headline news throughout this recently concluded Oscar season. And while much of the coverage has been devoted to parsing the numbers that show just how chronic and widespread the problems are, solutions have been slower to emerge from the mass of studies and public statements about the value of diversity.

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