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Budget talks wear on over minimum wage, school funding
ALBANY

Budget talks wear on over minimum wage, school funding

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Minimum wage increases, spending on schools and a requirement that lawmakers disclose their legal clients hang in the balance as New York lawmakers worked Thursday to finalize a state budget.
 
Lawsuit seeks complete detail from NY state on alleged abuse
ALBANY

Lawsuit seeks complete detail from NY state on alleged abuse

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Cuomo administration is fighting an attempt by a legal services group with federal oversight responsibility to obtain complete investigative reports about alleged abuse of the disabled and mentally ill in state care.
 
NY Assembly set to vote again for abortion rights
ALBANY

NY Assembly set to vote again for abortion rights

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The state Assembly is set to pass legislation to codify in New York the abortion rights established by the U.S. Supreme Court, moving it separately this year from a group of bills intended to ensure other women's rights in the workplace and courts.
 
DEC defends shooting of Cambridge's 'aggressive' deer
CAMBRIDGE

DEC defends shooting of Cambridge's 'aggressive' deer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
State environmental conservation officials are defending their decision to kill a deer that was being fed by residents of a rural upstate New York community.
 
NY budget talks center on ethics, education
ALBANY

NY budget talks center on ethics, education

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Education and ethics continued to dominate New York state budget talks Tuesday as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers worked to find agreement before a deadline next week.
 
ALBANY

State officials: brush burning prohibited through May 15

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
State officials are reminding New Yorkers that residential brush burning in towns with less than 20,000 residents is prohibited through May 15 because of the risk of spring wildfires.
 
Cuomo stands by ethics ultimatum as NY budget talks heat up
ALBANY

Cuomo stands by ethics ultimatum as NY budget talks heat up

Monday, March 23, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sticking with a promise not to sign a state budget without legislative ethics reforms.
 
Teachers bring 1,000 apples to Cuomo in protest
ALBANY

Teachers bring 1,000 apples to Cuomo in protest

Friday, March 20, 2015
Teachers from an apple-growing region in New York have delivered 1,000 of the shiny red fruits to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to protest education funding levels.
 
Lt. Gov. Hochul: No losers in upstate development contest
ALBANY

Lt. Gov. Hochul: No losers in upstate development contest

Friday, March 20, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is pushing back against criticism that his $1.5 billion upstate economic development contest will unfairly create winners and losers.
 
Governor’s girlfriend pulled into legislative ethics debate
CAPITOL

Governor’s girlfriend pulled into legislative ethics debate

Friday, March 20, 2015
Sandra Lee has built an empire on lifestyle and cooking advice, but it’s her status as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s live-in girlfriend that has placed her in the midst of a political fight over stronger state ethics laws.
 
NY Senate panel backs oxygen therapy for wounds
ALBANY

NY Senate panel backs oxygen therapy for wounds

Thursday, March 19, 2015
The New York Senate Health Committee has advanced legislation to ensure Medicaid coverage for topical oxygen therapy for chronic wounds, which the state health department has tried to curtail.
 
Cuomo, Assembly pressure Senate on ethics deal
ALBANY

Cuomo, Assembly pressure Senate on ethics deal

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Lawmakers in New York would have to swipe an electronic card to prove their attendance in Albany in order to claim travel and accommodation reimbursements under an ethics reform proposal crafted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.
 
Poll: Cuomo's approval rating dips amid education tussles
ALBANY

Poll: Cuomo's approval rating dips amid education tussles

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's approval rating has dropped to its lowest point amid legislative debates about government corruption and an ongoing fight with teachers unions, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.
 
Defects found in tracks, tank cars along popular Spa County route
SARATOGA COUNTY

Defects found in tracks, tank cars along popular Spa County route

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
State inspectors found critical defects on railroad tracks between Fort Edward and Burnt Hills during a recent inspection, as well as defects with crude oil tank cars in Albany, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday.
 
State legislators push Common Core test opt-out
CAPITOL

State legislators push Common Core test opt-out

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Assemblyman Jim Tedisco said if he can’t get through to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the Common Core, then he will go around him.
 
 

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