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ALBANY

King leaving state Education Department for federal post

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
New York’s education commissioner will step down at year’s end for a post in the Obama administration, ending a 3 1/2-year run that included a series of major and often contested reforms.
 
ALBANY

DMV documents now include veteran designation

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Veterans can now change their state driver’s license, permit or non-driver identification card to indicate their status as a veteran without paying additional fees.
 
ALBANY

Tipped workers push for higher minimum wage in NY

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Restaurateurs and hoteliers urged a state board Tuesday to leave the current subminimum wage for tipped workers intact, while service workers called for an increase to the basic minimum wage paid to other employees.
 
ALBANY

NY attorney general asks to probe deaths by police

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
New York state's attorney general has asked the governor to authorize his office to investigate deaths at the hands of police following the public outcry over the killing of an unarmed Staten Island man.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo starts community solar power initiative

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
New York is starting a new initiative designed to help local communities expand their use of solar power.
 
ALBANY

New York state Thruway Authority chairman resigns

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
The billionaire appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to oversee the Thruway Authority has resigned as the agency deals with the fallout from how it handled last month's massive snowstorm in western New York.
 
ALBANY

NY issues new rules on debt collections

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
New York financial regulators have issued rules intended to curb abuse by debt collectors, requiring them to advise consumers when the statute of limitations has expired on debts and confirm settlement agreements in writing.
 
ALBANY

Lawsuit blasts New York for Sandy cleanup

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
A Minnesota-based company is blasting the state for its handling of a contract for cleanup efforts following Hurricane Sandy, claiming it is owed more than $23 million plus damages incurred due to “an abuse of power.”
 
NYRA Chairman David Skorton resigns
ALBANY

NYRA Chairman David Skorton resigns

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
New York Racing Association board Chairman David Skorton has resigned effective New Year’s Eve, six months before he’s scheduled to leave his full-time job as Cornell University’s president for an executive position at the Smithsonian Institution.
 
NY app aimed against foreclosure rescue scams
ALBANY

NY app aimed against foreclosure rescue scams

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
New York's attorney general launched a new web-based app on Tuesday to help struggling homeowners determine whether offers of foreclosure rescue are legitimate or scams.
 
SUNY OKs affirmative sexual consent policy
ALBANY

SUNY OKs affirmative sexual consent policy

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
New York's state university system has adopted a new definition of sexual consent that requires a clear, affirmative agreement between partners, part of a larger effort to reduce sexual violence on college campuses.
 
ALBANY

Suit seeks information about NY disabled abuse

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
An advocate for the disabled has sued the Cuomo administration for detailed disclosures about crimes against disabled individuals in state care and is questioning why thousands of calls to the state's abuse hotline didn't lead to investigations.
 
ALBANY

NY reports lower crime rate by ex-offenders

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Fewer than 10 percent of released state inmates are returning to New York prisons for new felonies, according to the latest data from corrections officials.
 
Cuomo cites agency gains for disabled in veto
ALBANY

Cuomo cites agency gains for disabled in veto

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation intended to clear what one lawmaker said in June was a waiting list of 12,000 disabled individuals who needed services or housing.
 
CAPITOL

State legislators: Raise no priority

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Money can’t buy the votes of a growing number of state legislators voicing opposition to a proposed pay raise.
 
 

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