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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.
 
AG Schneiderman: Ban outside income for state lawmakers
NEW YORK

AG Schneiderman: Ban outside income for state lawmakers

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
New York's attorney general has called for a host of reforms to end Albany's centuries of public corruption and repeated his request that Gov. Andrew Cuomo authorize him to prosecute those cases.
 
Campus sex assault survivors to NY lawmakers: OK consent law
ALBANY

Campus sex assault survivors to NY lawmakers: OK consent law

Monday, March 16, 2015
Survivors of campus sexual assault are speaking out to encourage New York state to expand a policy on sexual assault and consent to all private colleges.
 
Cuomo's minimum wage increase picks up business support
ALBANY

Cuomo's minimum wage increase picks up business support

Monday, March 16, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's push to raise the state minimum wage to $10.50 is winning praise from some business leaders.
 
Groups plan restoration of Adirondack fire towers

Groups plan restoration of Adirondack fire towers

Monday, March 16, 2015
Volunteer groups are planning to start restoration this year on two Adirondack fire towers that the state has approved for preservation.
 
Pothole season has begun, and it's a bad one
CAPITAL REGION

Pothole season has begun, and it's a bad one

Monday, March 16, 2015
If you liked this winter, you’re going to love pothole season, which has begun in earnest and will last into April.
 
1,000-plus lifeguards being hired for New York state parks
ALBANY

1,000-plus lifeguards being hired for New York state parks

Saturday, March 14, 2015
New York state is looking to hire more than 1,000 lifeguards to work at swimming pools and beaches in its parks this summer.
 
Cuomo calls for new policy after criticism of email purges
ALBANY

Cuomo calls for new policy after criticism of email purges

Friday, March 13, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for a new email retention policy for state leaders following criticism about his administration's practice of generally purging emails after 90 days.
 
 

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