Cynthia Nixon back in Albany to push for education funding
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Actress and former candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon has returned to the state Capitol to push for more funding for the state’s struggling schools.
The former star of “Sex and the City” joined education advocates and several Democratic state lawmakers in ...
Pharmacist in elder abuse case pleads guilty to fraud
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Georgia prosecutors say a pharmacist charged in a scheme to exploit elderly and disabled adults in Albany and Macon has pleaded guilty.
State Attorney General Chris Carr tells news outlets that Paylow Pharmacy owner Perry Kirka pleaded guilty to identity fraud Friday. ...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state lawmakers are kicking off their budget work for the year by examining state spending on environmental protection.
The Assembly and Senate have scheduled a joint budget hearing on Wednesday to examine funding for programs relating to water quality, land ...
Capitol Watch: Lawmakers set to OK abortion rights measure
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Democrats in the state Senate aren’t wasting any time in using their new power to pass bills long blocked by the old Republican majority.
On Tuesday, the chamber plans to take up the Reproductive Health Act, which would codify the ...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Women’s marches are coming to two upstate New York cities this weekend, but a coming winter storm has led to the postponement of one in Buffalo.
The first so-called sister march in Saratoga Springs is slated for Saturday as women unite to make their voices ...
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Albany Law School gets $15M gift from anonymous donor
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at Albany Law School say it has received the largest donation in its nearly 170-year history: a $15 million gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
The gift was announced Thursday night by President and Dean Alicia Ouellette at an event in New York ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers are preparing for a weekend storm that could bring anywhere from 8 to 24 inches of snow in upstate areas and grind travel to a halt.
Winter storm warnings have been issued from Saturday afternoon through Sunday for much of upstate.
State officials say ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After a pair of high-profile corruption trials ending in convictions for two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top advisers, the Democrat is proposing tighter oversight of New York state’s economic development funding, something good-government groups have been seeking for ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the New York authority operating state-owned winter sports venues and ski resorts in the Adirondacks to get tens of millions in additional funding.
The Democrat’s state budget plan unveiled this week in Albany includes more than $82 million for ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than three months after 20 people died in a stretch limousine crash in rural upstate New York, federal safety investigators have yet to get their hands on the most crucial piece of evidence: the wrecked vehicle itself.
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Cuomo unveils plan to make NY 11th state to legalize pot
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The measure would permit personal use as well as retail sales of the drug. Marijuana taxes would raise an estimated $300 ...
NY to ban gender identity discrimination, anti-gay therapy
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York state voted Tuesday to ban gay conversion therapy and add gender identity and expression to the state’s anti-discrimination laws.
The first bill would prohibit licensed therapists from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation. Fourteen states ...
The Latest: Cuomo: Ban plastic bags, expand bottle bill
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state budget proposal (all times local):
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to ban the use of single-use plastic bags at stores across New York and add a 5-cent deposit to most non-alcoholic beverages not already included in the ...
Victims demand urgent passage of Child Victims Act
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Child molestation victims are demanding that New York state lawmakers pass the long-stalled Child Victims Act within 30 days.
Several abuse survivors came to Albany Monday to urge quick action on the bill, which would extend statutes of limitations to give victims more ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make New York City’s school zones speed cameras program permanent and more than double the number of schools covered.
The Democrat says he’ll include the proposal in the 2019-2020 state budget plan he’ll present to the Legislature on ...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York government news, an increasingly diverse state Legislature is back in Albany for its 2019 session, the first in the state’s history with African-Americans holding the top leadership posts in both the Senate and the Assembly.
Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Yonkers ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sergio El Darwich scored 26 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Maine held on for a rare win against Albany beating the Great Danes 66-62 on Saturday.
Albany entered the game having beaten Maine five straight times and in 15 of their last 17 meetings.
El Darwich’s ...
Episcopal Church allows same-sex marriage in NY diocese
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Episcopal Church on Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriages in an upstate New York diocese where they had been barred by a bishop who claimed the church had been “hijacked by the “Gay Rights Agenda.”
The Rev. William Love now faces possible disciplinary action ...
Authorities continue search for missing Brownsville woman
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Public safety workers used a boat and a cadaver dog to search the Willamette River near Corvallis for a missing Brownsville woman, but haven’t found her.
The Albany Democrat-Herald
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Feds to examine limo 3 months after wreck that killed 20
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some federal employees furloughed under the government shutdown may be recalled to start examining a limousine that crashed in rural upstate New York three months ago, killing 20 people, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.
An NTSB statement said with ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will deliver his State of the State address and unveil his budget proposal next Tuesday in Albany.
The Democrat is expected to detail proposals to legalize marijuana, codify abortion rights and impose congestion tolls on Manhattan as a ...
Freight train derails in upstate New York; no injuries
HOOSICK, N.Y. (AP) — Several freight train cars have derailed in upstate New York.
It happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday outside of Hoosick Falls, about 26 miles northeast of Albany.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there were no reports of injuries or leaks. He said three propane tankers ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to give authorities greater power to seize the license plates of unsafe or unauthorized vehicles following an upstate limousine crash that killed 20 people.
The Democrat told reporters Wednesday that he will push to change the ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the first day of the 2019 New York legislative session (all times local):
For the first time the New York state Senate is now led by a woman.
Democrat Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Yonkers formally took over as Senate majority leader ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in Albany say they will not prosecute a teen who was shot by a police officer during a chase and paralyzed from the chest down.
Albany County District Attorney David Soares said Tuesday while there may be a credible case, the punishment of Ellazar Williams “is ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has traveled to the nation’s capital for a meeting with the state’s Congressional delegation.
The Democrat’s visit on Tuesday comes after the start of a new Congress in which Democrats control the House of Representatives.
Following the ...
ARLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say an Arlington man who was wounded after exchanging gunfire with two troopers is facing attempted murder and aggravated assault charges.
Police said Tuesday that an arrest warrant has been issued for 40-year-old Matt Novick, who’s being treated ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York unveiled new measures Tuesday intended to address chronic corruption problems in a state where 30 lawmakers have left office facing criminal or ethical allegations since 2000.
A proposed state constitutional amendment suggested by Sen. Liz Krueger, ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nine new Republican members of the Democrat-controlled New York state Assembly have been officially sworn in during a ceremony being held in downtown Albany.
Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, of Canandaigua, presided over the ceremony held Tuesday afternoon in ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Jan. 7 about renewed efforts in the New York Legislature to remove President Donald Trump’s name from a state park, The Associated Press erroneously reported the park’s status. Donald J. Trump State Park is officially open, not closed.
A corrected version of ...
NY man pleads guilty in Albany youth coach’s death
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has admitted killing a beloved youth football league coach outside an Albany nightclub.
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday in calling for codifying abortion rights in New York state law as a bulwark against any potential court challenges to the landmark Roe v. Wade decision made 46 years ago this ...
ARLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An Arlington man was shot and wounded by police early Monday after he fired multiple times at state troopers, Vermont State Police said.
Matt Novick was undergoing treatment at an Albany, New York, hospital for multiple gunshot wounds, police said. His condition was ...
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Albany police officer won’t face charges for fatally shooting a man who was robbing him at knifepoint in Utica.
Utica police say 34-year-old Christofer Kitto of Albany used his personal handgun to shoot 35-year-old Shatelle Hooks of Syracuse ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say they began seizing plates from unauthorized limousines after an October crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people.
The Times Union of Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legalized marijuana, sports betting and new traffic tolls in Manhattan are just some of the measures Democrats believe they can push through the New York Legislature in a 2019 session that begins this week with their party in control of both chambers and the governor’s office ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Lamb scored 16 points and Vermont used an early run to beat Albany 80-51 on Saturday night in the America East Conference opener for both teams.
Stef Smith and Ernie Duncan added 13 points apiece and Everett Duncan scored 11 for Vermont. The Catamounts (11-4) ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is turning to Tesla for advice on how to upgrade New York City’s subways.
The Democrat says the outreach was intended to ensure the latest available technology is considered before billions of dollars of subway upgrades are ...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Republican minority leader in the New York state Senate will miss the start of the 2019 session as he seeks help with alcohol dependency.
John Flanagan of Long Island made the announcement on Friday. Flanagan had been the leader of the Senate until Democrats won the ...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Seven organizations across New York state are splitting more than $3 million in state funding to curb gun violence and help people impacted by shootings.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that the funding will go to not-for-profit groups in Mount Vernon, ...