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Wall Street bonuses fell in 2015

Wall Street bonuses fell in 2015

Wall Street bonuses are down for the second straight year, and recent market volatility and cutbacks suggest that 2016 is shaping up to be a difficult year, according to the New York State comptroller.

Poll: Trump, Clinton have commanding leads in N.Y. state

NEW YORK STATE

Poll: Trump, Clinton have commanding leads in N.Y. state

Mike Cuevas likes to think that most Schenectady County Republicans prefer Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio for the nation’s highest office, but he’s clearly not presidential timber as far as the rest of the state is concerned.

Trump flirted with bid for New York governor before ’16 race

Trump flirted with bid for New York governor before ’16 race

In late December 2013, after Donald Trump had met with a number of Republicans to discuss a possible run for governor of New York, he received a memo from an attendee, a freshman assemblyman from upstate.

NY lawmaker wants to pay TV shows to get more diverse

NY lawmaker wants to pay TV shows to get more diverse

The entertainment industry's difficulties with diversity in front of and behind the camera were headline news throughout this recently concluded Oscar season. And while much of the coverage has been devoted to parsing the numbers that show just how chronic and widespread the problems are, solutions have been slower to emerge from the mass of studies and public statements about the value of diversity.

Opposition groups take aim at Constitution Pipeline, FERC

CAPITOL

Opposition groups take aim at Constitution Pipeline, FERC

Pennsylvania landowner Megan Holleran and representatives of groups that oppose the Constitution Pipeline were at the Capitol Wednesday to call on the governor and the DEC to deny the water permit.

New York to step up effort to battle problem gambling

NEW YORK STATE

New York to step up effort to battle problem gambling

With new casinos under construction in upstate New York, the state Gaming Commission is moving to strengthen its problem gambling policies.

LAKE GEORGE

Higher boating fees sought for Lake George

The Lake George Park Commission will hold a public informational meeting Wednesday to discuss the possibility of raising boating and docking fees.

Henry Diamond, conservation movement lawyer, dies at 83

Henry L. Diamond, a lawyer who went from the vanguard of a nascent environmental movement half a century ago to become New York state’s first environmental conservation commissioner, died Sunday in Washington. He was 83.

In Schenectady, coalition pushes labeling for GMOs

SCHENECTADY

In Schenectady, coalition pushes labeling for GMOs

Carol Kirk and Michael Bisaillon have access to the food in local grocery stores like other residents, but they often struggle to find something to eat there.

SARATOGA COUNTY

Saratoga County board opposes $15 minimum wage for ag workers

While Gov. Andrew Cuomo campaigned across the state Tuesday in support of a $15 minimum wage, those who oppose the increase, at least for agricultural workers, also made their case.

Maple syrup makers in New York savor aftertaste of a mild winter

Maple syrup makers in New York savor aftertaste of a mild winter

An exceptionally mild winter in the northern stretch of New York state has been a boon for an industry that sweetens the morning pancakes.

Three DNA analysts file suit against state police

ALBANY

Three DNA analysts file suit against state police

Three DNA analysts accused of cheating on proficiency exams are suing the state police, contending the allegations were a pretext to prevent a new type of DNA analysis from being instituted.

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region officials seek infrastructure funds

Assemblymen Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, and Steve McLaughlin, R-Schaghticoke, are expected to announce an initiative to seek a state program to repair and maintain vital local water and sewer infrastructure this morning.

A leisurely return for the New York state legislature

The scene in the state Capitol last week bore all the hallmarks of democracy at work: advocates and lobbyists pushing their causes, earnest interns scurrying about, and protesters making insistent pleas for funds for everything from housing to hepatitis C.

ADIRONDACKS

Plan for Adirondack trail approved

The Adirondack Park Agency has approved a plan that would remove 32 miles of historic railroad track between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake to make way for a new recreation trail.

Gibson knows challenging Cuomo for governor would be tough

ALBANY

Gibson knows challenging Cuomo for governor would be tough

U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, in exploring a run for governor in 2018, will seek to sway independent and Democratic voters alienated by what he called Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s divisive leadership style.

U.S. attorney: NY State corruption can end

ALBANY

U.S. attorney: NY State corruption can end

Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, says corruption is a problem for everyone and causes people to suffer.

Schenectady's mayor tells Assembly panel of infrastructure needs

CAPITOL

Schenectady's mayor tells Assembly panel of infrastructure needs

Mayor Gary McCarthy says he would like to see a state funding stream for municipalities to address aging infrastructure and for Schenectady to incorporate 21st century technology.

The highest-paid NY state employees of 2015

The highest-paid NY state employees of 2015

Pulling in $673,596, the highest-paid New York State employee was Reuven Pasternak, CEO and Vice President for Health Systems of Stony Brook University Hospital.

BOLTON LANDING

Land conservancy buys South Mountain acres

The Lake George Land Conservancy has purchased 140 acres that are part of the South Mountain range in Putnam for $210,000, the organization announced Monday.

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