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Skelos and son plead not guilty in corruption case
NEW YORK

Skelos and son plead not guilty in corruption case

Monday, June 1, 2015
The former leader of the New York Senate and his son pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges on Monday after prosecutors told a judge that investigators secretly intercepted thousands of their telephone calls.
 
Long Island prosecutor probes NY legislators' travel records

Long Island prosecutor probes NY legislators' travel records

Friday, May 29, 2015
A Long Island prosecutor said Friday her office is examining the travel records of all New York state lawmakers from Nassau County.
 
Rep. Tonko wants uniform drug standards in horse racing
NEW YORK

Rep. Tonko wants uniform drug standards in horse racing

Friday, May 29, 2015
A New York congressman plans to introduce a federal bill establishing uniform drug and medication standards in thoroughbred racing that would be overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and begin in 2017.
 
Cuomo tours NY state prison as he pushes sentencing reform
COXSACKIE

Cuomo tours NY state prison as he pushes sentencing reform

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has toured a state prison in the Hudson Valley to promote his proposal to keep the youngest law breakers from adult prisons.
 
Skelos and son indicted on corruption charges
NEW YORK

Skelos and son indicted on corruption charges

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The former New York Senate leader and his son have been indicted on corruption charges in Manhattan federal court.
 
CAPITOL

State panel moving closer to awarding casino licenses

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The state Gaming Commission is close to awarding licenses for New York’s first three commercial casinos, including one in Schenectady.
 
NY Assembly to vote on universal health coverage
ALBANY

NY Assembly to vote on universal health coverage

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The New York Assembly plans to vote on legislation to establish publicly funded universal health coverage in a so-called single payer system.
 
New York state's chief judge calls for fixed prison terms
ALBANY

New York state's chief judge calls for fixed prison terms

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
New York's chief judge called Wednesday for state judges to be allowed to set fixed prison terms rather than handing convicts a range of time they might serve.
 
Audit raps state Canal Corp. on inspections
ALBANY

Audit raps state Canal Corp. on inspections

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The State Canal Corp. hasn’t performed required in-depth inspections on various structures for years, increasing the risk to the 524-mile canal system, boaters and nearby residents, New York auditors reported Tuesday.
 
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam council seeks to tap sewer fund to balance budget

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Common Council is seeking approval from the state Legislature to use an unspecified amount of money from the city’s sewer fund to help balance the proposed 2015-16 city budget.
 
ALBANY

Florida schools chief to lead New York Education Department

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A Florida school superintendent has been appointed New York education commissioner.
 
School tax increases slow sharply under tax cap
CAPITAL REGION

School tax increases slow sharply under tax cap

Monday, May 25, 2015
The tax cap is working to slow the growth of school taxes, the Empire Center for New York State Policy announced Wednesday in a report analyzing tax levy increases statewide before and after the state imposed the cap.
 
Cuomo's office ends email auto delete policy
ALBANY

Cuomo's office ends email auto delete policy

Friday, May 22, 2015
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Friday ended its practice of automatically deleting emails after 90 days after criticism that it was an affront to open government.
 
NY offering free inspections weekly of child safety seats
ALBANY

NY offering free inspections weekly of child safety seats

Thursday, May 21, 2015
New York traffic authorities say free inspections of child safety seats are available this year at locations across the state.
 
CAPITOL

Assembly OKs school test reforms

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Assembly passed school test reform Wednesday with a bill that also takes aim at the Common Core curriculum.
 
 

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