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NY expands mental health safety net for released inmates
ALBANY

NY expands mental health safety net for released inmates

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
New York is expanding its efforts to make sure inmates who receive mental health treatment in prison aren't cut off from such care when they are released.
 
Assembly Democrats propose state budget emphasizing families
ALBANY

Assembly Democrats propose state budget emphasizing families

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Assembly Democrats on Tuesday proposed a $150.7 billion state budget they say will put families first, proposing larger increases in the minimum wage and public school aid than Gov. Andrew Cuomo did.
 
ALBANY

Local Assemblyman seeks change on Board of Regents

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Some legislators will push to replace members of the Board of Regents today.
 
ALBANY

Assembly, Senate differ on school aid plans

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Assembly and the Senate have put together budgets that would send much more money to local schools.
 
LAKE PLACID

Cuomo touts upstate tourism in Adirondack Winter Challenge

Sunday, March 8, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is donning winter gear for a day of cold-weather sports intended to highlight recreational activities in the Adirondacks.
 
CAPITOL

State website proposed to list potholes

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, is pushing legislation that would create a state website to report potholes on state roads.
 
ALBANY

NY environmental groups urge $800M for water projects

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Environmental groups urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to set aside $800 million as a down payment on the billions of dollars needed to address the state's aging water and sewer systems.
 
Business leaders call on Cuomo to increase upstate economic funding

Business leaders call on Cuomo to increase upstate economic funding

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A group of upstate business leaders are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to increase upstate economic development funding in the 2015-16 state budget from $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion.
 
ALBANY

Police close some Albany streets for big downtown rally

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Police have already closed some streets and issued parking restrictions in downtown Albany as thousands of people head to the state Capitol for an education rally.
 
State faces deadline to address lost emails in Wandering Dago case
SCHENECTADY

State faces deadline to address lost emails in Wandering Dago case

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Attorneys for the state must respond by today to new allegations that crucial emails in a lawsuit brought by the owners of the Wandering Dago food truck were improperly deleted.
 
Bill to legalize mixed martial arts advances in NY
ALBANY

Bill to legalize mixed martial arts advances in NY

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York — the last state to prohibit cage matches with small gloves — resumed Tuesday with legislation advancing out of committee and some lawmakers advocating a special fund for brain-damaged fighters.
 
ALBANY

NY farming economy grew 22 percent in five-year period

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Agriculture contributed an estimated $37.6 billion to New York's economy by 2012, an increase of more than 22 percent over the previous five years, but the number of farms declined slightly, according to the state comptroller.
 
NY lawmakers to try again to pass 'toxic toy' bill
ALBANY

NY lawmakers to try again to pass 'toxic toy' bill

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Two New York state lawmakers have reintroduced legislation intended to ban the use of toxic chemicals in children's toys — but the legislation continues to face opposition from toy manufacturers.
 
NY Senate backs term limits for legislative leadership posts

NY Senate backs term limits for legislative leadership posts

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
New York's state Senate has endorsed term limits on legislative leadership, though the idea is unlikely to win approval in the Assembly.
 
ALBANY

NY teachers unions criticize charter schools over rally

Monday, March 2, 2015
A teachers union is criticizing charter schools for taking children out of the classroom to rally at the New York state Capitol later this week.
 
 

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