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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.
 

Bills abound to deny pensions to convicted pols

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016
Croci drafts latest bill to deny pension to convicted pols, but bills languishing in committees
 
NY laws to protect women, fight trafficking to take effect
ALBANY

NY laws to protect women, fight trafficking to take effect

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015
New laws designed to fight human trafficking and protect women in the workplace are coming to New York shortly after the new year.
 
Ethics probe: Ex-NY lawmaker harassed staff, misused office
BUFFALO

Ethics probe: Ex-NY lawmaker harassed staff, misused office

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015
A state ethics investigation has determined that a former assemblyman from western New York mistreated and harassed female employees and abused his office by using state resources for his re-election campaign.
 
N.Y. company to offer first certified kosher medical pot
ALBANY

N.Y. company to offer first certified kosher medical pot

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015
A New York company says it soon will offer the first certified kosher medical marijuana.
 
New York to require smoke detectors with 10-year batteries
ALBANY

New York to require smoke detectors with 10-year batteries

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015
New York state will soon require all new smoke detectors to contain 10-year, nonremovable batteries in a move to discourage tampering and ensure the devices continue to work even if the owner fails to check on them.
 
Nearly 11K military funerals for NY honor guard teams in '15
ALBANY

Nearly 11K military funerals for NY honor guard teams in '15

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015
The honor guards of the New York National Guard are expected to conduct nearly 11,000 funerals for military veterans by year's end.
 
Uber looks to expand throughout New York; cabbies fight back
ALBANY

Uber looks to expand throughout New York; cabbies fight back

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015
Lawmakers returning to Albany for the usual debates over taxes and spending will also take on an issue even more basic to many New Yorkers — the options for getting home from the train station, the airport or a long night out on the town.
 
NY state to spend $1M on upgrades at Northway rest area
QUEENSBURY

NY state to spend $1M on upgrades at Northway rest area

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015
Transportation officials say New York state plans to spend $1 million to renovate an interstate highway rest area along a gateway to the Adirondacks.
 

NY cracking down on proliferation of donated clothing bins

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015
New York state has taken steps to start regulating the proliferation of large metal bins used by organizations to collect donated clothing.

 
Flags lowered at state buildings to honor fallen NY airman
ALBANY

Flags lowered at state buildings to honor fallen NY airman

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015
Flags on state government buildings across New York are being flown at half-staff in honor of an Air National Guard member from Long Island who was among the six U.S. troops killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.
 
'Tow plows' unveiled in Capital Region
CAPITAL REGION

'Tow plows' unveiled in Capital Region

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015
No snow yet, but plenty of preparedness.
 
Cuomo names new budget director, chief of staff
ALBANY

Cuomo names new budget director, chief of staff

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has chosen the top staff member of the state Senate's majority Republicans to be his new budget director.
 
Upstate NY groups sheltering homeless call for more housing
ALBANY

Upstate NY groups sheltering homeless call for more housing

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015
Organizations that shelter homeless people in the greater Albany area say they're overflowing on the coldest nights, calling on the governor and Legislature to back 35,000 more units of supportive housing statewide including 5,000 upstate.
 
Cuomo issuing conditional pardons to ex-juvenile offenders
ALBANY

Cuomo issuing conditional pardons to ex-juvenile offenders

Monday, Dec. 21, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he will issue conditional pardons for about 10,000 former juvenile offenders, who won't have to disclose convictions on employment, credit or other applications.
 
 

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