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Defects found in tracks, tank cars along popular Spa County route
SARATOGA COUNTY

Defects found in tracks, tank cars along popular Spa County route

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
State inspectors found critical defects on railroad tracks between Fort Edward and Burnt Hills during a recent inspection, as well as defects with crude oil tank cars in Albany, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday.
 
State legislators push Common Core test opt-out
CAPITOL

State legislators push Common Core test opt-out

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Assemblyman Jim Tedisco said if he can’t get through to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the Common Core, then he will go around him.
 
AG Schneiderman: Ban outside income for state lawmakers
NEW YORK

AG Schneiderman: Ban outside income for state lawmakers

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
New York's attorney general has called for a host of reforms to end Albany's centuries of public corruption and repeated his request that Gov. Andrew Cuomo authorize him to prosecute those cases.
 
Campus sex assault survivors to NY lawmakers: OK consent law
ALBANY

Campus sex assault survivors to NY lawmakers: OK consent law

Monday, March 16, 2015
Survivors of campus sexual assault are speaking out to encourage New York state to expand a policy on sexual assault and consent to all private colleges.
 
Cuomo's minimum wage increase picks up business support
ALBANY

Cuomo's minimum wage increase picks up business support

Monday, March 16, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's push to raise the state minimum wage to $10.50 is winning praise from some business leaders.
 
Groups plan restoration of Adirondack fire towers

Groups plan restoration of Adirondack fire towers

Monday, March 16, 2015
Volunteer groups are planning to start restoration this year on two Adirondack fire towers that the state has approved for preservation.
 
Pothole season has begun, and it's a bad one
CAPITAL REGION

Pothole season has begun, and it's a bad one

Monday, March 16, 2015
If you liked this winter, you’re going to love pothole season, which has begun in earnest and will last into April.
 
1,000-plus lifeguards being hired for New York state parks
ALBANY

1,000-plus lifeguards being hired for New York state parks

Saturday, March 14, 2015
New York state is looking to hire more than 1,000 lifeguards to work at swimming pools and beaches in its parks this summer.
 
Cuomo calls for new policy after criticism of email purges
ALBANY

Cuomo calls for new policy after criticism of email purges

Friday, March 13, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for a new email retention policy for state leaders following criticism about his administration's practice of generally purging emails after 90 days.
 
Transgender rights bill gets renewed push in NY
ALBANY

Transgender rights bill gets renewed push in NY

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Transgender Americans are more likely than others to be harassed at work, denied housing or become the victims of sexual assault, research shows, and they have higher rates of homelessness, unemployment and attempted suicide.
 
Adirondack boat inspections to start this summer
ADIRONDACKS

Adirondack boat inspections to start this summer

Thursday, March 12, 2015
A state-supported voluntary boat inspection and decontamination program will start across the Adirondack Park this summer.
 
Public school advocates rally at state Capitol
ALBANY

Public school advocates rally at state Capitol

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Hundreds of public school students and parents rallied Wednesday at the New York state Capitol to urge lawmakers to boost school funding and reject Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s education reforms.
 
Cuomo: I won't 'sacrifice' ethics reforms in state budget
ALBANY

Cuomo: I won't 'sacrifice' ethics reforms in state budget

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that government ethics reforms must stay in the state budget he is negotiating with legislative leaders.
 
NY expands mental health safety net for released inmates
ALBANY

NY expands mental health safety net for released inmates

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
New York is expanding its efforts to make sure inmates who receive mental health treatment in prison aren't cut off from such care when they are released.
 
Assembly Democrats propose state budget emphasizing families
ALBANY

Assembly Democrats propose state budget emphasizing families

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Assembly Democrats on Tuesday proposed a $150.7 billion state budget they say will put families first, proposing larger increases in the minimum wage and public school aid than Gov. Andrew Cuomo did.
 
 

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