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Hundreds wait to pay respects to former NY Gov. Mario Cuomo
NEW YORK

Hundreds wait to pay respects to former NY Gov. Mario Cuomo

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
New Yorkers of all ages and races have gathered outside a New York City funeral home to pay their respects to the Mario Cuomo.
 
ALBANY

Religious leaders hold minimum wage vigil at NY Capitol

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
Nuns, ministers and other religious leaders have held a prayer vigil at the New York state Capitol in support of a wage increase for tipped workers.
 
BUFFALO

Teachers, charter schools battle for budget funds

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
The annual battle over public education funding in New York will pit teachers and school boards against a strong charter school lobby with deep pockets and backing from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is talking about breaking what he calls the public school "monopoly."
 
Officials, media share memories of Mario Cuomo
CAPITAL REGION

Officials, media share memories of Mario Cuomo

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
In sorting through their memories of Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, they remember press conferences that devolved into philosophical discourses worthy of grad school seminars, a man whose strong sense of family forged a political ethos . . . and basketball games that were never, ever just games.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo's State of the State moved to Jan. 21

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2015 State of the State address has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the Empire State Convention Center, the governor’s office announced this afternoon.
 
Cuomo orders flags lowered to honor his father
ALBANY

Cuomo orders flags lowered to honor his father

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed that flags on all state government buildings in New York be flown at half-staff in honor of his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo.
 
What's being said about Mario Cuomo's death

What's being said about Mario Cuomo's death

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
Reaction to the death of former three-term New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died Thursday hours after his son, Andrew, was sworn in for his second term as governor.
 
Locals recall Mario Cuomo as leader, thinker
ALBANY

Locals recall Mario Cuomo as leader, thinker

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
Karen Johnson knew him as “a wonderful person” and a “very good governor.”
 
Former Governor Mario Cuomo dies at 82
ALBANY

Former Governor Mario Cuomo dies at 82

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
Mario M. Cuomo, a son of Italian immigrants who became an eloquent spokesman for a generation of liberal Democrats during his three terms as governor of New York but couldn’t quite bring himself to run for president, has died. He was 82.
 
Teachers protest at Cuomo open house
ALBANY

Teachers protest at Cuomo open house

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
About 400 people from across the state attended an afternoon open house at the Executive Mansion in Albany on New Year’s Eve to meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo and girlfriend Sandra Lee.
 
State education officials suggest changes
CAPITOL

State education officials suggest changes

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
New York’s top education officials on Wednesday recommended that the governor and lawmakers allow more charter schools, particularly in New York City, and make it easier to fire ineffective teachers.
 
Amedore set to go to work
CAPITOL

Amedore set to go to work

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
Republican George Amedore of Rotterdam was sworn in as a member of the state Senate on Wednesday, and this time it counts.
 
New laws OK wine shipments, ban tiger selfies
COLUMBUS, Ohio

New laws OK wine shipments, ban tiger selfies

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
New state laws taking effect Thursday give livestock in California more living room, approve direct-to-consumer wine shipments in Massachusetts and levy the ultimate punishment on wannabe teen drivers in Nevada by denying them licenses if they skip too much school.
 
ALBANY

NY court upholds outdoor smoking ban at parks

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
A ban on outdoor smoking in New York parks was upheld Wednesday by a midlevel court, reversing a judge and dismissing a challenge filed by a smokers' rights group.
 
CAPITOL

Re-opened bidding unlikely for Capital Region casino

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014
It appears unlikely that bidding will be reopened for the right to run a casino in the Capital Region.
 
 

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