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New York Times: Skelos, son to be arrested next week

Friday, May 1, 2015
State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son will be arrested next week, according to a published report, culminating a corruption probe targeting the state's most powerful Republican.
 
After long delay, Cuomo sets date for email meeting
ALBANY

After long delay, Cuomo sets date for email meeting

Friday, May 1, 2015
Following weeks of delay and continued criticism of his administration's handling of emails, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday set a date for a meeting with other state officials to discuss creating a new email retention policy.
 
Test data to be released by state July 1
CAPITOL

Test data to be released by state July 1

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Results from this year’s state English Language Arts and math tests will be released earlier than normal, state officials announced Thursday.
 
No date set for NY Gov. Cuomo's meeting on email policies
ALBANY

No date set for NY Gov. Cuomo's meeting on email policies

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Six weeks ago, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defused criticism of his administration's practice of purging emails by calling for a meeting with top state officials to craft a new policy.
 
Cuomo's $1.5B upstate 'Hunger Games' officially underway
ALBANY

Cuomo's $1.5B upstate 'Hunger Games' officially underway

Thursday, April 30, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $1.5 billion upstate economic development competition is starting.
 
Cuomo details NY plan to end AIDS epidemic by 2020
ALBANY

Cuomo details NY plan to end AIDS epidemic by 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
New York state will end its AIDS epidemic by 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, vowing to add the virus to the list of largely vanquished killers such as polio and smallpox.
 
NY legislators to push for criminal justice reforms
ALBANY

NY legislators to push for criminal justice reforms

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Two dozen black and Hispanic state legislators promised Wednesday to press for New York criminal justice reforms, citing recent police killings of unarmed young men in Baltimore, New York City and other parts of the U.S.
 
Patients want faster access to NY medical marijuana
ALBANY

Patients want faster access to NY medical marijuana

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
With New York's medical marijuana program not planned to start until next year, parents of children with debilitating neurological conditions on Tuesday urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers to make the drug available now for those with the greatest need.
 
Trial of Sheldon Silver set for November
NEW YORK

Trial of Sheldon Silver set for November

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
A November trial date was set Tuesday for the corruption case against former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who after pleading not guilty insisted that he will vindicated.
 
ALBANY

$168K grant to promote Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail

Monday, April 27, 2015


Empire State Development has awarded a $168,300 grant to the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce to promote the Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail.
 
Assembly set to strengthen NY equal pay law for women
ALBANY

Assembly set to strengthen NY equal pay law for women

Monday, April 27, 2015
The state Assembly has voted unanimously to close loopholes in the law guaranteeing equal pay for women. The measure already passed in the Senate.
 
'Zombie properties' addressed in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

'Zombie properties' addressed in Schenectady

Monday, April 27, 2015
City officials are supporting state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s bill to address the issue of abandoned properties to help revitalize neighborhoods and decrease crime.
 
CAPITOL

Cuomo taps Ossenfort for state Workforce Investment Board

Friday, April 24, 2015
Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort has been appointed to the state Workforce Investment Board by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
 
State won't punish for test opt-outs, but feds might

State won't punish for test opt-outs, but feds might

Friday, April 24, 2015
The state Department of Education backed off Friday on threats to punish school districts for the record number of students who refused to take this month’s standardized tests. But the U.S. Department of Education might come up with its own penalties.
 
NY buys 6,200 acres at southern edge of Adirondack High Peaks
ALBANY

NY buys 6,200 acres at southern edge of Adirondack High Peaks

Friday, April 24, 2015
Paddlers have a new area to explore at the upper reaches of the Hudson River and hikers will get better access to some mountains with the state's purchase of 6,200 acres at the southern edge of the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness Area.
 
 

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