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ALBANY

Judge: NY must reword redistricting referendum

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
New York election officials must reword a November ballot question on the creation of a redistricting commission to avoid misleading voters into thinking it would be independent, a state judge ruled Wednesday.
 
ALBANY

NYCLU: New data shows holes in legal aid for poor

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
The New York Civil Liberties Union plans to release new data the group says will highlight the state's ongoing failure to provide adequate criminal defense to the poor.
 
WASHINGTON

Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
Some of the nation's largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wave of addiction and overdoses that have ravaged their communities and busted local budgets.
 
Tkaczyk, Amedore debate to be hosted by Daily Gazette
SCHENECTADY

Tkaczyk, Amedore debate to be hosted by Daily Gazette

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
The Daily Gazette is hosting a debate next Tuesday between Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk and George Amedore in the race for the 46th Senate District seat.
 
ALBANY

Ruling expected this week on NY redistricting vote

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
A state judge is expected to rule this week on the wording of New York's referendum to establish a new commission to determine voting districts for the state Legislature and Congress.
 
ALBANY

Thruway to credit 35,000 overbilled E-ZPass users

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
The Thruway Authority says it will credit the accounts of about 35,000 E-ZPass customers who were overbilled by a small amount when they drove northbound on the highway entering from state Route 17 in Woodbury.
 
Changes surround 9/11 anniversary commemoration

Changes surround 9/11 anniversary commemoration

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
As the nation pauses to mark the thirteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack, little about the annual ceremony at ground zero has changed. But so much around it has.
 
Republican women face uphill fight this fall
OLD FORGE

Republican women face uphill fight this fall

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
Elise Stefanik is fighting to make history in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, an expanse of rural America in upstate New York that — like the Republican Party — is struggling to grow.
 
ALBANY

Capital Region casino competitors to work together in Newburgh

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
James Featherstonhaugh, minority owner of Saratoga Casino and Raceway, presented plans for a casino in Newburgh, Orange County, on Tuesday with Neil Bluhm and Greg Carlin of Rush Street Gaming by his side.
 
Casino developers pitch proposals today in Albany
ALBANY

Casino developers pitch proposals today in Albany

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
Developers proposing casinos in the Capital Region will present their plans this afternoon in Albany.
 
NY lieutenant governor race takes on high profile
ALBANY

NY lieutenant governor race takes on high profile

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
The race for lieutenant governor has emerged as the best chance for critics of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to weaken his grip on power.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo's 2 main rivals debate in NY gov race

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's two main rivals engaged Thursday in an unusual — and unusually friendly — debate, an exercise that allowed them to promote their campaigns while bonding over their shared dislike for Cuomo.
 

GOP candidate for NY gov makes education proposals

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
The Republican trying to oust New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state constitution should be changed to allow direct election of the Board of Regents
 
Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths
WASHINGTON

Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends
 
NY Times endorses Wu over Cuomo running mate
ALBANY

NY Times endorses Wu over Cuomo running mate

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
The New York Times has endorsed Tim Wu for New York lieutenant governor over Kathy Hochul, delivering another snub to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign.
 
 

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