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JOHNSTOWN

Forum planned on nanocollege’s bigger impact after merger

Sunday, April 20, 2014
State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, will host a forum Tuesday on leveraging the Albany nanocollege’s ties in Utica to boost economic development and job creation.
 
ALBANY

Revised fraud case against ex-leader of NY Senate

Friday, April 18, 2014
When the former leader of New York's Senate goes to trial next month for the second time, he'll stand accused of only two charges under a revised fraud case alleging he took actual bribes or kickbacks.
 
ROCHESTER

Empire State Games revival group to disband

Friday, April 18, 2014
The not-for-profit foundation hoping to relaunch the Empire State Games intends to disband.
 
ALBANY

New commission to advise state on proposed education funding

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo formed a Smart Schools Commission, which will advise the state on how to invest the proposed $2 billion bond act and bring technology into classrooms statewide
 
New York political leader Basil Paterson dies
NEW YORK

New York political leader Basil Paterson dies

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87.
 
ALBANY

NY comptroller says dubious tax refunds blocked

Thursday, April 17, 2014
The New York Comptroller's Office reports stopping more than $24 million in questionable personal income tax refunds so far this year, saying it has found 7,482 improper filings, up 18 percent from last year.
 
ALBANY

Trial-level judge upholds state’s tougher gun law

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A trial-level judge has dismissed a challenge to New York’s new gun law, rejecting legal claims that the law was pushed through the Legislature improperly and that its restrictions violate the Second Amendment.
 
Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network
NEW YORK

Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, adding a new dimension to his long-running fight for tighter firearms regulation
 
End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded
NEW YORK

End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats.
 
ALBANY

Schumer urges FEMA to OK $6.7M for Troy seawall

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to approve $6.7 million for repairs to the city of Troy's seawall.
 
ALBANY

NY judicial commission notes 1,770 complaints

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
New York's Commission on Judicial Conduct says it processed 1,770 new complaints against judges last year, conducting 477 preliminary inquiries and authorizing 177 full investigations
 
ALBANY

NY reports collecting $3.9B in evaded taxes

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
New York officials report collecting $3.9 billion in evaded taxes over the past year, an increase of about $200 million or five percent over the prior year.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo appoints 5 to NY midlevel appeals courts

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed five trial court judges to vacancies on midlevel Appellate Division courts.
 
ALBANY

NY limiting acceptance of welfare debit cards

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
New York's new budget contains amendments to social services law intended to keep welfare recipients from spending government money on alcohol, gambling or strippers.
 
ALBANY

NY updates oil spill preparedness plans

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
State and federal environmental officials in New York are changing the way they prepare for oil spills.
 
 

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