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Wednesday, Jan 17

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From mini-bars to autonomous cars: What else is in Cuomo's budget plan

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ALBANY — Attention hotel mini-bar aficionados: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget has good news for you.

Prospective jurors review list of figures in corruption trial

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Prospective jurors in the upcoming federal criminal trial of Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are being asked to note any potential conflicts with dozens of individuals whose names or testimony may be part of…

State releases plan to shift from income to payroll taxes

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ALBANY - The state Department of Taxation and Finance on Wednesday issued a preliminary plan for instituting a payroll tax that would help New York wage earners avoid paying state income tax.

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Cuomo's approval rating up

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A Siena College poll finds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favorability rating is up after the Democrat vowed to challenge the federal income tax overhaul that's expected to hurt the state.

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Breaking down the state budget

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The budget touts a $961.6 million positive impact for all local governments based on proposed executive budget actions.; Cuomo's 2018-19 state budget emphasizes shared services efforts throughout the state as a cost-saving measure for…

Tuesday, Jan 16

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Cuomo unveils 2018-19 budget

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been warning that the 2019 budget would be difficult and on Tuesday he delivered on that promise with a plan that keeps spending at a modest 2 percent to $168 billion, including federal funds.

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US Supreme Court won't hear Sheldon Silver's case

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ALBANY — The nation's top court will not hear former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's corruption case, clearing the way for him to be retried on the charges.

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Siena poll shows Cuomo with wind at his back

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ALBANY — Voters' view of Gov. Andrew Cuomo is up as he and state lawmakers head into a tough budget season, a new poll shows.

Monday, Jan 15

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Cuomo seeks to exempt NY from drilling

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ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has requested that U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exempt New York from President Donald Trump’s recent decision to open off-shore areas of coastal states to oil drilling.

Deficit, spending caps, fed tax plan will impact Cuomo's budget plans

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ALBANY - There will be three key numbers when Gov. Andrew Cuomo reveals his 2018-19 budget plan on Tuesday.

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Museum in Brooklyn is tribute to faith and survival

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Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical Holocaust museum in Brooklyn.

Sunday, Jan 14

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Notebook: Five years after SAFE Act, lawmakers push for bump stock ban

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ALBANY — Monday marks the fifth anniversary since the SAFE Act gun control legislation became law.

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Few public records of frequent Cuomo phone calls

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a reputation for making very frequent phone calls. But you wouldn't be able to tell from public records.

Saturday, Jan 13

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As residents press, state says alternate Hoosick Falls water options coming soon

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ALBANY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation last week received a draft of a feasibility study looking at what new water sources contamination-ravaged Hoosick Falls could draw from and findings will be shared soon,…

Friday, Jan 12

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Watch: Washington Post's Bradlee, Graham describe hiring of Bob Woodward

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ALBANY — Steven Spielberg's acclaimed drama "The Post," which opens nationwide Friday, recounts the story of how the Washington Post's publisher Katharine Graham (played by Meryl Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) made the decision…

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Charges galore on 'New York Now'

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This week's episode of "New York Now," the award-winning coproduction of WMHT and the Times Union, features Matt Ryan's look at the first week of regular legislative work at the state Capitol.

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Divestment from fossil fuels debated for state pension fund

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ALBANY — State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli cautioned again this week that the financial interests of the state pension fund must be weighed when considering divestment from fossil fuels.

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State wants judge to overturn free-speech verdict

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ALBANY — The state isn't finished with Jeffrey Monsour. While the longtime critic of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities late last year won a federal lawsuit affirming his right to criticize the agency he works for,…

Thursday, Jan 11

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Klein asks JCOPE to investigate sexual misconduct allegation

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ALBANY — Sen. Jeff Klein, leader of the chamber's Independent Democratic Conference, on Thursday asked the state's ethics watchdog entity to investigate a former staffer's allegations that he forcibly kissed her outside a Lark Street bar…

Wednesday, Jan 10

Senate IDC Leader Klein denies sexual assault allegation

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ALBANY — State Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, on Wednesday denied a former female staffer's allegation that he forcibly kissed her outside a Lark Street bar in 2015.

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Coming Jan. 24: Chris Gibson discusses 'Rally Point'

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ALBANY — Former U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson joins Rex Smith, editor of the Times Union, at the Hearst Media Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, for a provocative conversation based on Gibson's recent book "Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country…

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Longtime Onondaga D.A. retires, but plans re-election

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ALBANY — On the final day of 2017, longtime Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick put in his retirement papers, the state comptroller's office confirmed.

Daily fantasy sports companies see room for growth in New York

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ALBANY — It's not quite a jackpot, but supporters of daily fantasy sports in New York still see about $3 million in tax revenues generated by contests in 2017 as a sweet prize.

DEC: Pet alligator found in Wayne County home

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ALBANY — The manhunt went on for months, and turned into an alligatorhunt.

State policy on care packages to inmates draws protests

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Reform advocates contend a restrictive new program that privatizes the sending of care packages to prison inmates is punitive, but prison officials say it’s intended to fight contraband.

Tuesday, Jan 9

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Lawmakers stick to familiar scripts in previewing session

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Facing re-election and a $4 billion-plus deficit, members of the state legislature are sticking to familiar scripts this year.

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Brooklyn assemblywoman indicted for fraud

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ALBANY — A Brooklyn assemblywoman has been charged with fraud, conspiracy, witness tampering and obstruction, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday at U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

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State comptroller discusses fiscal outlook

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ALBANY — State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is at the Hearst Media on Tuesday discussing the looming state budget deficit, the potential impacts of federal tax changes and recent calls from Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the state's massive pension…

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Trump Tower fire causes rush-hour stir

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A fire in Trump Tower's heating and air conditioning system injured three people and caused smoke to billow from the roof, the Fire Department of New York said Monday.

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Lawmakers open session with rhetorical ceremony

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ALBANY — Top state lawmakers delivered their opening remarks to begin their 2018 legislative session on Monday, laying out priorities that Capitol observers have expected. The difficult legislative work needed to accomplish those…