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CAPITOL

State Legislature session trudges toward finish

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
State lawmakers reached agreements Tuesday on a new sexual assault policy for private universities and allowing dogs on restaurant patios as they continued to struggle to strike a deal on the renewal of New York City’s expired rent regulations.
 
Investigators believe prison employee was in on escape plot
DANNEMORA

Investigators believe prison employee was in on escape plot

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Investigators believe a prison employee had agreed to be the getaway driver in last weekend's escape by two killers, but she never showed up, a person close to the investigation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
 
CAPITOL

Critics of state tuition tax credit say parents misled

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The enticing possibility of a tax credit for parochial and private school tuition has won over many local parents, but an opposing coalition said Tuesday that parents have been misled.
 
Sawyer’s Capitol visit ‘pretty cool’
CAPITOL

Sawyer’s Capitol visit ‘pretty cool’

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Sawyer Fredericks was presented with resolutions by the state Assembly and Senate on Tuesday, congratulating him on his victory and determination on the show.
 
GOP leader: NY lawmakers failing to deal with corruption
ALBANY

GOP leader: NY lawmakers failing to deal with corruption

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The leader of the New York state Assembly's Republican minority says lawmakers are missing an opportunity to address the "cloud" of corruption that's hung over the state Capitol for years.
 
ALBANY

Regents to vote on failing schools process next week

Monday, June 8, 2015

The real impact of being named a failing school will become clear next Monday.
 
Lady Gaga joins Cuomo's push for campus rape policy
ALBANY

Lady Gaga joins Cuomo's push for campus rape policy

Monday, June 8, 2015
Lady Gaga is teaming up with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to push for a new campus sexual assault policy at all of the state's colleges and universities.
 
New York state's smoking rate hits record low
ALBANY

New York state's smoking rate hits record low

Monday, June 8, 2015
The smoking rate in New York state has dropped to its lowest level since public health officials began tracking the number.
 
NY hits deadline for medical marijuana operator license bids
ALBANY

NY hits deadline for medical marijuana operator license bids

Friday, June 5, 2015
State health officials plan to let the public know early next week which companies, nonprofits or others bid for licenses to grow and distribute medical marijuana in New York.
 
Americade kick-starts summer in Lake George
LAKE GEORGE

Americade kick-starts summer in Lake George

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Americade, which runs through Saturday, typically draws between 60,000 and 100,000 people, depending on the weather, and brings in close to $35 million for the village of Lake George, according to the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce.
 
NYRA board chairman taking leave of absence
NEW YORK

NYRA board chairman taking leave of absence

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The chairman of the board of the New York Racing Association is taking a leave of absence following allegations that his company provided a “no-show” job to the son of former state Senate leader Dean Skelos.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo, Dems push to make tax cap permanent

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for lawmakers to extend a cap on local property taxes for another five years.
 
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.
 
 

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