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ALBANY

Cuomo vetoes mute swan bill, says not needed

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that was intended to stop the state from killing swans.
 
Cuomo gets kudos, scorn for New York fracking ban
ALBANY

Cuomo gets kudos, scorn for New York fracking ban

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business interests for a planned state ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn't his.
 
ALBANY

NY AG cracks down on toy guns that look real

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
New York's attorney general wants retailers to stop selling toy guns that are nearly indistinguishable from real firearms.
 
ALBANY

Board also picks sites in Sullivan, Seneca counties

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
While Schenectady was celebrating its selection as one of the first communities in New York state to receive a state casino license, two other economically distressed communities in upstate New York were also selected Wednesday as sites for casinos, bringing an end to a fierce competition among developers and job-hungry communities.
 
ALBANY

NY Medicaid proposal for covering transgender treatment

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
New York officials have proposed authorizing coverage for transgender treatment under the state's Medicaid program for low-income New Yorkers.
 
New York State: We won’t frack here
ALBANY

New York State: We won’t frack here

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.
 
Canal Corp. to fund bike trail tunnel
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Canal Corp. to fund bike trail tunnel

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
The state Canal Corp. will contribute $150,000 toward a long-planned pedestrian tunnel to be built under railroad tracks in Rotterdam Junction. The money will pay for engineering and design work
 
Bruno hopes Rensselaer County lands casino
TROY

Bruno hopes Rensselaer County lands casino

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno says he is not a fan of gambling but believes a casino belongs in Rensselaer County. A decision on the location of up to four casinos in upstate New York is expected by the state Gaming Facility Location Board on Wednesday.
 
ALBANY

NY bans cosmetic pet tattoos, piercings

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Body art is not for animals, at least not in New York.
 
'Yes Means Yes' becoming norm on NY campuses
BUFFALO

'Yes Means Yes' becoming norm on NY campuses

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Administrative policy may be the new pillow talk on college campuses across New York.
 

Motorist injured by falling tree in Adirondacks

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
State police say one motorist has been injured and two others narrowly avoided getting hurt when a tree landed on a car traveling on an Adirondack road.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo says he will offer justice reform package

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a genuine problem exists with the perception among minorities that the criminal justice system isn't fair and he'll propose reforms next year.
 
ALBANY

NY tells insurers to cover transgender treatment

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
New York's financial regulators advised health insurers statewide on Thursday to cover transgender treatment deemed to be medically necessary.
 
ALBANY

NY to provide company grants, tax breaks

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
The Cuomo administration is set to award a new round of grants and tax credits to companies for projects expected to create jobs.
 
ALBANY

King leaving state Education Department for federal post

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
New York’s education commissioner will step down at year’s end for a post in the Obama administration, ending a 3 1/2-year run that included a series of major and often contested reforms.
 
 

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