ALBANY

Gerber suing state after being shut out of WIC

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Baby food giant Gerber Products Co. is suing the state Department of Health to be reinstated as an approved supplier to a nutrition-assistance program aimed at low-income women and children.
 
ALBANY

State law to ease medical insurance surprises

Friday, April 4, 2014
Starting next year, patients in New York will be protected from the surprise out-of-network medical bills that have pushed some toward personal bankruptcy.
 

NY ethics panel: $210M spent lobbying last year

Friday, April 4, 2014
New York's ethics commission reports $210 million were spent on state and local lobbying last year.
 
CAPITOL

State finalizes $2 million grant to convert Tryon Center to business park

Thursday, April 3, 2014

State officials have approved a $2 million grant to help transform the former Tryon Residential Center into a technology park and business incubator for Fulton County.
 
CAPITOL

State allows assessment reductions for 2013 flood victims

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Owners of flood-damaged properties in 10 counties still paying taxes based on pre-deluge assessments could be getting a break under the 2014-15 New York state budget.
 
Gun-rights supporters rally at state Capitol
CAPITOL

Gun-rights supporters rally at state Capitol

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Thousands of people gathered at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Tuesday speaking out against the NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.
 
State budget approved by Legislature
CAPITOL

State budget approved by Legislature

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The New York Legislature has passed a $140 billion election-year budget that expands pre-kindergarten statewide and provides tax relief to homeowners and corporations.
 
CAPITOL

State budget increases aid for Schenectady, many other school districts

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Full-day kindergarten was on the chopping block for Schenectady schools as the district looked for ways to close its budget gap, but an increase in state education aid for the 2014-15 academic year makes that unnecessary.
 
CAPITOL

State budget includes tax credits for use at Proctors, other upstate theaters

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The upstate tax credit Proctors CEO Philip Morris and other theater companies have been seeking for more than a year is on the verge of reality.
 
NY Assembly begins debating $140B budget
ALBANY

NY Assembly begins debating $140B budget

Monday, March 31, 2014
New York's Legislature began debate Monday a $140 billion election-year budget that will expand pre-kindergarten statewide and provide tax relief to homeowners and corporations.
 
ALBANY

NY commission starts seeking casino applications

Monday, March 31, 2014
Bidding is getting underway for four privately owned casinos in upstate New York.
 

New York lawmakers to vote on $140 billion budget

Monday, March 31, 2014
The state Legislature is set to adopt a nearly $140 billion budget that includes some tax breaks for businesses and homeowners and a 5 percent increase in school aid.
 
New York leaders, Gov. Cuomo reach deal on budget
ALBANY

New York leaders, Gov. Cuomo reach deal on budget

Saturday, March 29, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached a deal on a $140 billion budget that provides some tax relief for businesses, homeowners and renters.
 
CAPITOL

State police won’t enforce SAFE Act's seven-bullet rule

Saturday, March 29, 2014
New York State Police will not be enforcing the seven-bullet magazine limit as part of the state’s gun-control law passed last year.
 
ALBANY

Clock ticking, NY budget still unresolved

Friday, March 28, 2014
The New York Legislature's top Democrat said Friday that there's a "whole bunch" of unresolved state budget issues as negotiators raced to meet a looming deadline next week.
 
 

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