CARS HOMES JOBS
 
CAPITOL

Independent caucus to rejoin state Senate Democrats after elections

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
A faction of renegade Democrats in the New York state Senate vowed to return to the Democratic fold Wednesday, a move that would end its partnership with Republicans and potentially hand control of the Senate back to Democrats.
 
ALBANY

EPA questions Cuomo's Tappan Zee Bridge plan

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Federal officials are questioning New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use $511 million in loans from a clean water fund to help finance the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
 
ALBANY

960K NYers sign for insurance under new health law

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
More than 960,000 New York residents have signed up for insurance under the state's new health plan marketplace during its first enrollment period
 
CAPITOL

Power Authority criticized in audit for low-rent leases

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The New York Power Authority has been leasing some properties for less than fair market value, according to an audit released Tuesday by the office of state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
 
ALBANY

NY voters urged to defeat redistricting referendum

Monday, June 23, 2014
Government watchdog groups in New York state say voters should reject a redistricting referendum on November's ballot, arguing that it will give lawmakers a "stranglehold" on the process of redrawing political districts.
 
VESTAL

Cuomo to sign New York heroin legislation into law

Monday, June 23, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be at a state university campus in upstate New York to sign legislation aimed at combating the sharp rise in heroin and opioid use.
 

Bill allowing larger ATVs on NY trails is rejected

Monday, June 23, 2014
Environmental groups are pleased that state lawmakers have rejected a proposal to allow larger off-road vehicles on New York's public trails.

 
ADIRONDACKS

State proposes to expand recreation opportunities at two Adirondack parcels

Monday, June 23, 2014
Motorized vehicles would be allowed seasonally on two roads and a pedestrian bridge built over the Cedar River under a plan for the Essex Chain Lakes proposed last week by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
 
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.
 
 

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