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Public input sought on future of state canal system
CAPITAL REGION

Public input sought on future of state canal system

Monday, July 6, 2015
The New York state Canal Corporation will be looking to the public to influence the direction the canal system will take as it enters its third century, Canal Corp. Director Brian U. Stratton announced last week.
 
Freedom, fireworks order of the day
ALBANY

Freedom, fireworks order of the day

Sunday, July 5, 2015
In the center arch of the back veranda of the state Capitol building Saturday, Christopher Foote sat among a group of friends and family, as he’s done for the past 10 years or so.
 
Sheldon Silver balks at reporting income, cites federal probe
ALBANY

Sheldon Silver balks at reporting income, cites federal probe

Friday, July 3, 2015
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is declining to report his outside income on a state disclosure form, citing federal charges that he collected nearly $4 million in kickbacks.
 
NY prosecutor questions low numbers on school bullying

NY prosecutor questions low numbers on school bullying

Friday, July 3, 2015
A suburban New York prosecutor says compliance with a state law requiring schools to report incidents of bullying, harassment or intimidation is a "disaster."
 
CAPITOL

Schenectady County hunters can now use rifles

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Legislation that would allow the use of rifles to hunt big game in Schenectady County was signed into law Thursday, according to state Sen. George Amedore, R-Rotterdam.
 
Cuomo: Tourism economic impact in NY state hit $100B in '14
ALBANY

Cuomo: Tourism economic impact in NY state hit $100B in '14

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the total economic impact of New York state's tourism topped $100 billion last year for the first time.
 
NY DEC chief Joseph Martens resigns
ALBANY

NY DEC chief Joseph Martens resigns

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens has announced that he'll step down during July.
 
SARATOGA COUNTY

Bill OK'd to allow Saratoga County to use room tax for development

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The state Senate and Assembly have adopted a home rule bill that will let Saratoga County fund economic development as well as tourism promotion through the county hotel room occupancy tax.
 
NY Senate approves mental health tax check-off
ALBANY

NY Senate approves mental health tax check-off

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
New York's Senate has followed the Assembly and voted for a new tax check-off intended to help end the stigma around mental illness, which advocates say is common, treatable and too often unaddressed.
 
DANNEMORA

Rainy weather hinders hunt for escaped killers

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Search teams hindered by cool, rainy weather combed through woods for an 11th day trying to track down two escaped murderers on Tuesday as one official raised doubts the escapees relied solely on a now-jailed prison worker to help them get away after their breakout.
 
CAPITOL

State Legislature session trudges toward finish

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
State lawmakers reached agreements Tuesday on a new sexual assault policy for private universities and allowing dogs on restaurant patios as they continued to struggle to strike a deal on the renewal of New York City’s expired rent regulations.
 
Investigators believe prison employee was in on escape plot
DANNEMORA

Investigators believe prison employee was in on escape plot

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Investigators believe a prison employee had agreed to be the getaway driver in last weekend's escape by two killers, but she never showed up, a person close to the investigation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
 
CAPITOL

Critics of state tuition tax credit say parents misled

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The enticing possibility of a tax credit for parochial and private school tuition has won over many local parents, but an opposing coalition said Tuesday that parents have been misled.
 
Sawyer’s Capitol visit ‘pretty cool’
CAPITOL

Sawyer’s Capitol visit ‘pretty cool’

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Sawyer Fredericks was presented with resolutions by the state Assembly and Senate on Tuesday, congratulating him on his victory and determination on the show.
 
GOP leader: NY lawmakers failing to deal with corruption
ALBANY

GOP leader: NY lawmakers failing to deal with corruption

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The leader of the New York state Assembly's Republican minority says lawmakers are missing an opportunity to address the "cloud" of corruption that's hung over the state Capitol for years.
 
 

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