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Poll: Cuomo should have jobs, education on agenda
ALBANY

Poll: Cuomo should have jobs, education on agenda

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Ahead of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address Wednesday, a Siena Research poll released Tuesday found voters want him to focus on jobs and education in 2015.
 
ALBANY

Santabarbara pushes for legalized MMA in new York

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, a Democrat from Rotterdam, is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to include the legalization of mixed martial arts in his state budget proposal this year.
 
ALBANY

Panel: Raise NY criminal age to 18, no teens in adult jail

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will submit legislation incorporating recommendations made Monday by a juvenile justice panel, including raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18.
 
ALBANY

Gov. Cuomo proposes salary panel for public officials

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to set up a commission to recommend salary levels for statewide public officials, with lower pay to legislators with outside incomes.
 
Scientists: Tumor-causing virus widespread in wild turkeys
ALBANY

Scientists: Tumor-causing virus widespread in wild turkeys

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.
 
NEW YORK

NY Gov. Cuomo calls for small business tax cut

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday called for a 4 percent small business tax cut and a student loan forgiveness program, the latest in a flurry of proposals as he unveils his 2015 agenda.
 
NEW YORK

NY servers seek raise as restaurant owners defend tip system

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
In more than a decade slinging drinks, bartender Autumn Alston has depended on tips to earn a living, leading to an often-inconsistent income from some customers who tip a lot, some who stiff and a few who make cringe-inducing suggestions.
 
CAPITOL

Women's Equality Act still troubling state Legislature

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
It may be a new year, but the state Legislature is still at odds over the Women’s Equality Act.
 
NEW YORK

Cuomo: Expand safeguards against assault to private colleges

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing legislation that would expand to New York's private colleges the "yes means yes" regulations against sexual assault that have been adopted at the state's own university system.
 
New York racinos face competition with new upstate casinos
ALBANY

New York racinos face competition with new upstate casinos

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
Some New York horse tracks with video lottery machines could be facing longer odds with more casinos coming.
 
Pistol permit data triggers lawsuit by police union
NEW YORK STATE

Pistol permit data triggers lawsuit by police union

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
A statewide union representing corrections and police officers has filed suit against a Queens man and his website, alleging he violated the 2013 NY-SAFE Act by posting pistol permit data online, specifically endangering law-enforcement officers.
 
Billion-dollar plan would expand upstate broadband access
CAPITOL

Billion-dollar plan would expand upstate broadband access

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
The state will spend $500 million by 2019 to increase access to high-speed broadband Internet service across the state, the Cuomo administration announced Friday.
 
ALBANY

NY lawmaker to offer 3 bills aimed at trust in justice

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
A longtime Brooklyn lawmaker says he'll again introduce three bills he calls "essential to re-establishing trust" between the police and minority communities.
 
ALBANY

New York issues plan to protect, restore ocean resources

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
State officials have released a draft 10-year action plan to protect and restore the state's ocean resources and address issues facing coastal communities.
 
Stalemate over women's rights bills in NY Legislature may end
ALBANY

Stalemate over women's rights bills in NY Legislature may end

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
State Sen. Diane Savino said this week that the votes don't exist for the Senate to pass a stronger abortion bill, and that shouldn't keep lawmakers from enacting eight other women's rights measures.
 
 

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