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SCHOHARIE COUNTY

AG opposes Constitution Pipeline tree-cutting request

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016
The state Attorney General’s Office this week is joining a handful of environmental groups in opposing a request by the Constitution Pipeline Company to begin clearing trees along the proposed route before obtaining the final state permits for the project.
 
Wilderness, recreation advocates speak out at APA hearing
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Wilderness, recreation advocates speak out at APA hearing

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

The Adirondack Park Agency heard from all sides in the debate between wilderness preservation and recreational economics at a public hearing Wednesday at Saratoga Spa State Park.
 
ALBANY

Regents ready to roll out statewide bilingual seal

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

New York students will soon have the chance to earn special accreditation for speaking at least two languages as the Board of Regents prepares to roll out a new bilingual seal this spring.
 
CAPITOL

Governor proposes $1 billion boost in education funding

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
“While the governor suggested many laudable programs in our public schools, his funding proposal for enacting those programs falls short,” New York State School Board Association Executive Director Timothy Kremer said in a statement following the speech.
 
Capital Region lawmakers encouraged by funding proposals
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region lawmakers encouraged by funding proposals

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
Capital Region lawmakers are pleased that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is focusing on funding for upstate New York, but they question where the billions of dollars will come from.
 
Cuomo to deliver State of the State, budget today
ALBANY

Cuomo to deliver State of the State, budget today

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will deliver his 2016 State of the State and budget address this afternoon in Albany.
 
U.S. attorney: No evidence of criminal interference of Moreland Commission

U.S. attorney: No evidence of criminal interference of Moreland Commission

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said today his investigation indicated no federal crimes were committed involving interference with the operation of a Moreland Commission on ethics issues in Albany.
 
Cuomo proposes higher-ed plan in N.Y. prisons
ALBANY

Cuomo proposes higher-ed plan in N.Y. prisons

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a plan to offer college courses to inmates across the state in an effort to reduce recidivism.
 
In Albany, outside jobs from pets to funerals
ALBANY

In Albany, outside jobs from pets to funerals

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016
Once upon a time in Albany, or so the Capitol’s origin story goes, the men who governed New York state from the Legislature’s vaulted chambers were farmers
 
CAPITOL

Cuomo proposes large boost in state environmental fund

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Environmental groups and farm advocates praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal Tuesday to boost the state’s Environmental Protection Fund by 30 percent, to a record $300 million.
 
CAPITOL

Area lawmakers seek boost for ‘small-city’ schools

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Local lawmakers are trying to ramp up support for a bill that aims to direct more funding toward “small-city” school districts like Schenectady.
 
Capital Region legislators differ on ways to fund schools
CAPITOL

Capital Region legislators differ on ways to fund schools

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016
A fight over what to do with New York’s education funding formula could heat up as lawmakers look to address funding disparities in the coming years, Capital Region legislators suggested in interviews this week.
 
Cuomo to raise minimum wage for workers at state universities
ALBANY

Cuomo to raise minimum wage for workers at state universities

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
Continuing a push for the payment of higher wages for public-sector jobs, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York announced a plan Monday to raise the minimum wage for state university workers to $15.
 
When will state's medical marijuana program start?
ALBANY

When will state's medical marijuana program start?

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
Nearly 18 months after the Compassionate Care Act was signed into law, medical marijuana advocates say they fear the state's new highly restrictive program won't be ready this month, as planned.
 
Cuomo issues order to move homeless indoors in freezing weather

Cuomo issues order to move homeless indoors in freezing weather

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
The order, which goes into effect early Tuesday, requires local governments to remove homeless people by force, if necessary, once the temperature drops to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
 
 

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