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School districts draw up budgets in the dark

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Budgets are never easy, but this year has taken the process to a new level of misery.
 
Silver indicted on 3 charges
NEW YORK

Silver indicted on 3 charges

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was indicted Thursday on three charges after his arrest in a federal bribery case.
 
CAPITOL

Local Assembly members to have voice on casinos

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Local Assembly members recently appointed to the state Assembly’s Racing and Wagering Committee are looking to ensure a casino in Schenectady is successful.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo: NY lawmakers make income disclosure a tough sell

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there are no legal reasons why New York cannot require state lawmakers to report the source of their outside income — only political obstacles.
 
ALBANY

NY ethics board warns ex-Speaker Silver over filing

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
A state ethics commission has sent a notice of delinquency to former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver seeking information about his outside income.
 
Lawsuit: State lost millions in cigarette tax because of UPS
ALBANY

Lawsuit: State lost millions in cigarette tax because of UPS

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
UPS deprived New York of millions of dollars in revenue by shipping nearly 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes from Indian reservations to smokers statewide despite an earlier agreement to stop, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
 
New York chief judge proposes major grand jury reforms
ALBANY

New York chief judge proposes major grand jury reforms

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
Major grand jury reforms proposed Tuesday by New York's chief judge include releasing records of closed-door proceedings when nobody is charged and direct judicial oversight when police are investigated for killings or serious assaults.
 
ALBANY

NY lawmakers warn against injecting policy into state budget

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
New York lawmakers complain that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is injecting too many big policy decisions into the state budget — a favored tactic by governors who seek to use the spending plan as leverage to advance their legislative agenda.
 
NEW YORK

Senators propose more funding for grade-crossing safety

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
The government should spend more money safeguarding railroad crossings that are "accidents waiting to happen," two U.S. senators said Sunday.
 
NY lawmakers weigh pay hike, limits on outside work
ALBANY

NY lawmakers weigh pay hike, limits on outside work

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
Here's one idea for addressing Albany's chronic corruption: Pay state lawmakers more, while significantly limiting how much they can make from side jobs.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Birds remain prevalent on new state list of species needing conservation

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
There are more than 100 bird species on a proposed revision to the New York Species of Greatest Conservation Need list recently released by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
 
Officials call Lake George boat inspection program a success
LAKE GEORGE

Officials call Lake George boat inspection program a success

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
The first year of mandatory boat inspections at Lake George saw more than 20,000 boats examined, according to the program’s final report.
 
CAPITOL

Schenectady County legislator moved into top post with Assembly

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
Schenectady County Legislator Philip Fields, who works for the state Assembly, has been appointed director of budget studies for the Democrat-led house.
 
ALBANY

NY legislators seek delay in electronic prescriptions

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
New York legislators want to postpone until next year the deadline for doctors to issue only electronic drug prescriptions, saying many still lack needed federal approval.
 
State Senate Republicans call for end of school aid 'adjustment'
CAPITOL

State Senate Republicans call for end of school aid 'adjustment'

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
Senate Republicans say ending the Gap Elimination Adjustment, which has cost New York’s schools billions since 2010, is a top priority this year, but it’s unclear where the funding would come from.
 
 

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