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ALBANY

Cuomo: I'm as responsible for Silver as Obama is for Weiner

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he can't be blamed for the charges that prompted state Sheldon Silver to resign as state Assembly speaker any more than President Barack Obama can be blamed for former Rep. Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal.
 
New York's highest court fills 2 vacancies
ALBANY

New York's highest court fills 2 vacancies

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
Two nominees for New York's top court have been confirmed by the state Senate after generally sailing through confirmation hearings.
 
ALBANY

NY Senate Democrats: Ban outside income for lawmakers

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
Democrats in the New York state Senate want to put a tight limit on legislative moonlighting to reduce corruption in Albany.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo announces $376K for New York farmland protection

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
New York is setting aside $376,000 to protect and conserve farmland upstate.
 
NY economic development agency fails to show impact
ALBANY

NY economic development agency fails to show impact

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
The state's main economic development agency must do more to evaluate whether its programs are helping the economy, according to a report released Thursday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office.
 
NY to pay $545K to settle legislative sex harassment lawsuit
ALBANY

NY to pay $545K to settle legislative sex harassment lawsuit

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
New York state will pay $545,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by two former legislative staffers who say they were sexually harassed by their boss, former Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez.
 
Amedore to co-chair state Senate task force on heroin abuse
ALBANY

Amedore to co-chair state Senate task force on heroin abuse

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, appointed three co-chairs to lead the state Senate's bipartisan Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, including freshman Sen. George Amedore.
 

Schneiderman gets price cut, cap for heroin antidote

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached an agreement with Amphastar Pharmaceuticals to cut and cap the price of a heroin overdose antidote for state agencies.
 
ALBANY

Report cites need for NY college support after foster care

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
Data show one-quarter of New York kids aging out of foster care will be homeless within four years, and half of them will be unemployed at 24.
 
Heastie elected speaker of New York Assembly
ALBANY

Heastie elected speaker of New York Assembly

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
Carl Heastie was elected speaker of the New York state Assembly on Tuesday, making him the first African-American to hold the powerful position.
 
NY lawmakers hearing testimony on education budget
ALBANY

NY lawmakers hearing testimony on education budget

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
The head of the New York state Department of Education is pushing for a $2 billion dollar increase in school aid that was proposed previously by the Board of Regents.
 
Local Dems back Heastie for speaker
CAPITAL REGION

Local Dems back Heastie for speaker

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
With Assemblyman Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, poised to become the next speaker of the state Assembly, Capital Region lawmakers are looking for a focus on ethics reform and upstate development.
 
Race to succeed Silver as New York speaker appears sewn up
ALBANY

Race to succeed Silver as New York speaker appears sewn up

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
A Democratic lawmaker from the Bronx is poised to take over leadership of the New York state Assembly after the resignation of longtime speaker Sheldon Silver.
 
Silver out as NY Assembly Speaker; Heastie likely successor
ALBANY

Silver out as NY Assembly Speaker; Heastie likely successor

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
Sheldon Silver's 21 years as the leader of the New York state Assembly will come to a close Monday night when he steps down in the wake of federal corruption charges.
 

Silver resigns as Assembly speaker

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the New York state Assembly, has resigned following federal charges that he took nearly $4 million in kickbacks.
 
 

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