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NY offering free inspections weekly of child safety seats
ALBANY

NY offering free inspections weekly of child safety seats

Thursday, May 21, 2015
New York traffic authorities say free inspections of child safety seats are available this year at locations across the state.
 
CAPITOL

Assembly OKs school test reforms

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Assembly passed school test reform Wednesday with a bill that also takes aim at the Common Core curriculum.
 
NY wage board to begin consideration of fast food wage hike
ALBANY

NY wage board to begin consideration of fast food wage hike

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Fast food workers in New York state are hoping recent minimum wage increases around the country prompt the state to increase their pay to $15 an hour.
 
Historic Camp Santanoni barn to be rebuilt
NEWCOMB

Historic Camp Santanoni barn to be rebuilt

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
One of the few remaining Adirondack Great Camps would be made more visitor-friendly and a historic barn destroyed by fire would be rebuilt as a visitors’ center under a new proposed state management plan.
 
ALBANY

New York Power Authority, union agree to new contract

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A new contract between the New York Power Authority and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ratified Tuesday will raise salaries and require increased health insurance contributions from union members.
 
New York state regulator proposes foreclosure law change
ALBANY

New York state regulator proposes foreclosure law change

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
New York's top bank regulator on Tuesday proposed amending state law to shorten the foreclosure process for homes with delinquent mortgages.
 
Hikers urged to avoid Adirondack peaks during mud season
RAY BROOK

Hikers urged to avoid Adirondack peaks during mud season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
It's mud season in the Adirondacks, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation is urging hikers to postpone hikes on trails above 3,000 feet until mid-June.
 
Ethical qualms dogging Cuomo
CAPITOL

Ethical qualms dogging Cuomo

Saturday, May 16, 2015
They were Albany’s most powerful men: the governor, the state Senate majority leader and the Assembly speaker. Now two face federal corruption charges, and the third — Gov. Andrew Cuomo — appears eager to focus on other issues even as he faces questions about his ties to a major real estate firm at the center of the newest scandal to rock the state Capitol.
 
NY AG takes on transgender discrimination in health care
ALBANY

NY AG takes on transgender discrimination in health care

Friday, May 15, 2015
New York's attorney general has started a program to ensure transgender individuals have equal access to health care.
 
NY legislators want grand jury details in chokehold death
ALBANY

NY legislators want grand jury details in chokehold death

Thursday, May 14, 2015
More than two dozen New York lawmakers are urging a state appeals court to order the release of secret grand jury testimony concerning the police chokehold death of a Staten Island man last year.
 
Capital Region senators unite behind new majority leader
CAPITOL

Capital Region senators unite behind new majority leader

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Initially divided over a new state Senate leader, local Republican senators are now standing behind Sen. John Flanagan of Long Island.
 
Poll: Gov. Cuomo's job performance rating dips
ALBANY

Poll: Gov. Cuomo's job performance rating dips

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A new survey finds that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job performance rating has dropped to its lowest point since he took office in 2011.
 
New Senate leader seen as someone with politics in his DNA
CAPITOL

New Senate leader seen as someone with politics in his DNA

Monday, May 11, 2015


Dean Skelos stepped down as leader of the state Senate on Monday in the wake of federal corruption charges and was quickly replaced by another Long Island Republican, Sen. John Flanagan.
 
NY Senate leader quits top post after arrest
ALBANY

NY Senate leader quits top post after arrest

Monday, May 11, 2015
Control of the New York Senate hung in the balance Monday as the chamber's Republican majority met behind closed doors to discuss the future of its leader, Dean Skelos, after his arrest on federal corruption charges.
 
Experts: Amedore made shrewd call on Skelos
CAPITOL

Experts: Amedore made shrewd call on Skelos

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Calling on state Sen. Dean Skelos to step down as majority leader of that chamber of the state Legislature in the wake of a corruption scandal was a smart move by George Amedore, and one that could earn him a powerful ally should a new majority leader arise, political experts say.
 
 

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