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Senate Finance Committee gets its first female leader

January 7, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — The Senate Finance Committee, one of the most important and powerful legislative panels in New York state government, is getting its first female leader. Sen. more »»

New York launches into medical pot, with no buds in sight

January 7, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — In a sleek Manhattan storefront with an upscale-doctor’s-office ambience, New York’s measured foray into medical marijuana begins Thursday with a liquid packaged with a plain white... more »»

Lawmakers convene: $15 wage, schools, ethics top agenda

January 7, 2016 ALBANY — New York lawmakers on Wednesday kicked off their 2016 session, which is expected to be dominated by debates over government corruption, education funding and Democratic Gov. more »»

Cuomo’s Environmental Protection Fund pledge thrills green groups

January 6, 2016 Environmental groups praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday as he proposed $300 million to the state’s Environmental Protection Fund in his 2016-17 budget. more »»

Cuomo seeks tax cut for more than 1M small businesses

January 6, 2016 ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for tax cuts to help more than 1 million small businesses — one of several proposals announced Tuesday as Cuomo unveils his top priorities in 2016. more »»

Report: $15 minimum wage will boost wages by $15 billion

January 6, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — Raising New York state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour would increase pay for millions of New Yorkers by $15 billion and have the greatest impact on women and minorities in the... more »»

Tupper town awarded justice court grant

January 6, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — The town courtroom will soon see a few improvements thanks to an injection of state grant money. more »»

Cuomo seeks tax cut for more than 1M small businesses

January 5, 2016 ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing nearly $300 million in small business tax cuts as one of his top priorities in 2016. more »»

Cuomo’s Environmental Protection Fund pledge thrills green groups

January 5, 2016 Environmental groups praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday as he proposed $300 million to the state’s Environmental Protection Fund in his 2016-17 budget. more »»

Order to remove homeless from New York City streets faces challenges

January 5, 2016 NEW YORK — As bitter winter weather arrived in the Northeast, New York’s governor issued an executive order requiring the homeless to be forcibly removed from the streets in freezing temperatures,... more »»

Minimum wage set to rise to $15 at state universities

January 5, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — New York state will raise the minimum wage for state university workers to $15. Go. more »»

Medical marijuana program begins Thursday

January 5, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — The New York state Department of Health says the state’s new medical cannabis program will begin on Thursday. more »»

DEC to hold hearing on Superfund site cleanup

January 4, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Nestled between residential houses and North Country Community College’s soccer field is a state Superfund sit. more »»

Stefanik focuses on legislation in December

December 31, 2015 End-of-the-year legislation occupied most of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s attention in December. more »»

Former Gov. George Pataki ends bid for White House

December 30, 2015 BERLIN, N.H. — Former New York Gov. George Pataki has ended his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, with just over a month to go before the first nominating contests begin. more »»

New York to require smoke detectors with 10-year batteries

December 30, 2015 ALBANY — New York state will soon require all new smoke detectors to contain 10-year, nonremovable batteries in a move to discourage tampering and ensure the devices continue to work even if the... more »»

DEC proposes rule change for big bore air rifles

December 29, 2015 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting comments on a proposed rule change that would allow big bore air rifles to be used to hunt big game in New Yor. more »»

Cuomo ordering juveniles removed from state prisons

December 23, 2015 ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday ordered many of the 100 juvenile inmates in state prisons moved to a new facility next year away from older prisoners. more »»

Groups sheltering homeless call for more housing

December 23, 2015 ALBANY — Organizations that shelter homeless people in the greater Albany area say they’re overflowing on the coldest nights and are calling on the governor and Legislature to back 35,000 more unit... more »»

Former juvenile offenders get pardons

December 22, 2015 ALBANY — Gov. more »»

 
 

 

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