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Assembly poised to begin budget voting

March 31, 2015 | 02:29 PM
The Assembly is set to vote on a comprehensive budget bill that includes increased ...more»

Cuomo bans state-funded travel to Indiana

March 31, 2015 | 12:43 PM
Publicly funded travel to the state of Indiana that is not essential to law ...more»

Done Deal: Leaders agree on $142 billion budget deal

March 30, 2015 | 03:46 PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker ...more»

‘Spending in the shadows’

March 30, 2015 | 03:45 PM
A report by a leading Albany watchdog group found lump sum funds which can ...more»

We need to make it harder for our public servants to be corrupted by greed

March 30, 2015 | 03:43 PM
One of the ironies of the current debate over ethics reform in the state Legislature, ...more»

Alix’s Law passes Senate

March 30, 2015 | 03:41 PM
A bill which would tighten the law on drunk drivers who cause harm to others ...more»

NYSCOPBA ad campaign spurs debate over prisoners’ rights and guards’ safety

March 30, 2015 | 03:36 PM
The New York State Corrections Officers and Police Benevolent Association is ...more»

Poverty spreading among minorities in upstate cities

March 30, 2015 | 03:35 PM
Child poverty has spread across upstate New York, from Buffalo to Newburgh, ...more»

Senate task force to study workforce development issues

March 30, 2015 | 03:28 PM
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, announced the creation ...more»

District moves toward skipping high-stakes tests

March 30, 2015 | 03:25 PM
An upstate New York school district has moved a step closer to boycotting the ...more»

Assembly bill would ban pet devocalization

March 30, 2015 | 03:24 PM
The Assembly has passed a bill that would ban a procedure that alters the vocal ...more»

Bill would ban Internet sales of academic papers

March 30, 2015 | 03:23 PM
The Senate unanimously passed a bill that would update state law prohibiting ...more»

Lentol pushing for music production tax credit

March 30, 2015 | 03:21 PM
Assemblyman Joseph Lentol was joined last week by a coalition of music industry ...more»

Clinton loses inches on her huge 2016 lead in NY

March 30, 2015 | 03:19 PM
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gets 51 percent in a possible 2016 ...more»

Bill protects against workplace violence by former employees

March 30, 2015 | 03:18 PM
The senate has passed a bill that could better protect workplaces against violence ...more»

Lawsuit: BBQ chain doesn't pay fair wages to tipped workers

March 30, 2015 | 02:50 PM
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against the popular Dinosaur Bar-B-Que ...more»

GNC reaches deal with NY AG over Herbal Plus products

March 30, 2015 | 02:48 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — GNC Holdings Inc. said Monday that it has reached a deal ...more»

NY state budget deal: Big tax cut for yacht owners

March 30, 2015 | 02:12 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There's no minimum wage hike or property tax relief, ...more»

MMA amateurs say NY should let them turn pro here

March 30, 2015 | 02:09 PM
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — At the gym just down the road from New York's Capitol, ...more»

Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines

March 30, 2015 | 02:01 PM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There is near universal agreement that the Northeast ...more»

NY starts out-of-network health coverage protections

March 30, 2015 | 01:54 PM
New protections against big surprise medical bills are starting in New York. ...more»

NY budget: school funding hike, legislator disclosure deal

March 30, 2015 | 05:14 AM
Top New York state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a budget deal ...more»

Budget leaves lawmakers with a long to-do list

March 29, 2015 | 08:49 AM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget recommendation this year came crammed with big policy ...more»
Police identify driver suspected in cruiser crash
SUNDERLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police say a woman on her way to catch a flight at the Albany, New York, airport was the driver accused of hitting a state trooper's cruiser in Sunderland and fleeing the scene...
New York court: Drilling leases expired despite state ban
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York moratorium on hydraulic fracturing doesn't allow energy companies to extend leases with landowners beyond the expiration dates in their contracts, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday...
Questionable tweets by new 'Daily Show' host Noah draw fire
NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," complete with the blessing of the exiting Jon Stewart, graphic tweets targeting women, Jews and victims of the Ebola virus are causing a social media backlash...
Derby hopeful Far From Over sidelined with leg injury
Kentucky Derby hopeful Far From Over has been sidelined with a leg injury and is off the Triple Crown trail...
Family of NY woman slain by mentally ill man settles lawsuit
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- The family of a suburban New York teacher killed and dismembered by a neighbor home on a weekend pass from an upstate mental health facility has settled a wrongful death lawsuit...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Win 4 Midday' game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Win 4 Midday" game were:...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Midday' game
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Blue Jays' Hutchison to make first opening-day start
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Toronto picked Drew Hutchison to make his first opening-day start, and the right-hander is slated to face the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka on April 6 in New York...
NYC Council speaker to pitch municipal ID card to Phoenix
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City officials who launched the city's municipal identification card, the nation's largest program, did so with the hope of inspiring other cities to follow suit and offer IDs to those without them, including many immigrants living in the country illegally...
NYC man accused of scamming families of abducted children
NEW YORK (AP) -- The director of a nonprofit organization that purported to help victims of international child trafficking has been arrested in New York City on fraud charges...
Man accused in abducted child scam
NEW YORK (AP) -- The director of a non-profit that claimed to help victims of international child trafficking has been arrested in New York City...
Iowa State's Abdelmassih leaves for spot at St. John's
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State assistant Matt Abdelmassih is leaving for a similar position at St...
Passover: Welcoming gentiles for Seder a strong tradition
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson's house...
Broadway to honor director Gene Saks by dimming its lights
NEW YORK (AP) -- Broadway theaters plan to dim their marquee lights Wednesday night in memory of Gene Saks, the Tony Award-winning director of such plays as "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "The Odd Couple...
NY lawmakers to vote on ethics deal that public can't review
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state lawmakers will soon vote on an ethics bill intended to address Albany's pernicious corruption problem - but so far they're declining to release the details...
Tech and financial firms sign World Trade Center leases
NEW YORK (AP) -- A financial services company and a technology firm have signed five-year leases at New York City's One World Trade Center...
Defense secretary to talk to students, military families
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A day after addressing U...
Tot found unconscious at NYC eatery; mom faces murder charge
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a woman found in a New York City restaurant bathroom with her unconscious 1-year-old son has been arrested on a murder charge...
West Point chapel's stained-glass windows subject of film
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York-based filmmaker has produced a new documentary on the stained-glass windows on the U...

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