Albany


NY Lawmakers Warn of Tough Budget Choices in 2018

New York state lawmakers trickled back into the state Capitol Wednesday to discuss plans for 2018, and they’re already predicting a year of tough choices. Federal cuts to health care…

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Brooklyn Lawmaker To Head Powerful Assembly Committee

A Midwood assemblywoman with deep ties to the Orthodox community was named head of a powerful committee charged with overseeing the budget, taxes and spending. Helene Weinstein, a Democrat, will…

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Three State Lawmakers Make Move for NYC Council

Three state lawmakers are closer to making a move to the New York City Council, opening up vacancies in the Assembly and Senate. State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. and Assemblyman…

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Regional Briefs – September 17, 2017

24-foot Wooden Sculpture Unveiled in Historic Village LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. – A 24-foot-long canoe sculpture depicting a scene from the Colonial America era was unveiled Thursday in the upstate village…

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Regional Briefs – August 22, 2017

NY Students’ Math, English Scores Up Slightly in 2017 NEW YORK – Math and English scores for New York students who took standardized tests last spring inched up slightly, The…

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Driverless Cars Coming to NY

Audi became the first company approved to perform an autonomous vehicle demonstration in New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. The company plans to conduct the first demo near the…

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Regional Briefs – May 24, 2017

NY Lawmakers Vote to Let Uber, Lyft Start Earlier Upstate ALBANY – New York lawmakers voted Tuesday to let Uber and Lyft begin picking up passengers upstate on June 29,…

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Assisted-Suicide Bill Back Before New York Lawmakers

Legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request death drugs from physicians is again before state lawmakers in Albany, though top lawmakers are either skeptical about its chances…

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Regional Briefs – May 1, 2017

Man Leaps on Tracks to Save Woman, Has Backpack Stolen EDISON, N.J. – A man who leaped onto train tracks Friday morning to rescue a coworker who fainted had his…

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Regional Briefs – April 30, 2017

Woman Shot at Point-Blank Range Saved by Her Purse BROOKLYN – A woman shot at point-blank range during a carjacking in BedSty early Wednesday was saved when the bullet was…

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