Albany

Capital District News
8:12 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Fire Damages Five Houses in Albany Neighborhood

Authorities say at least five homes have been damaged by a three-alarm fire in an Albany neighborhood where the governor's mansion is located.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

Officials say the fire broke out around 8 p.m. Sunday in a 19th-century home and quickly spread to neighboring three-story brownstones in the neighborhood known as the Mansion District. Nearby homes were evacuated as firefighters attacked what one resident called a "wall of flame."

Another resident, Barbara Tibbs, lives at 58 Park Avenue…

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New York News
8:21 am
Fri March 30, 2012

NYS Lawmakers Head for Second Straight On-Time Budget

State lawmakers were headed for an on-time state budget for the second year in a row that keeps spending relatively flat.  They hoped to wrap up voting by late Friday afternoon.  As Karen DeWitt reports, the lack of the usual dramatics surrounding the budget this time is due to preparations that began over a year ago...
 
State legislators and Governor Cuomo have been touting the on time budget for the second year in a row that also, for the second time, reigns in spending.
 

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New York News
9:35 am
Thu March 29, 2012

New York State Budget Elicits Range of Responses

Reaction to the newly agreed upon New York State budget continued to pour in at the State Capitol, as lawmakers began passing the first of a series of budget bills, in the hope of finishing the spending plan by the end of the week.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports...
 
Senate Leader Dean Skelos praised lawmakers and Governor Cuomo, for their work on a budget plan that's likely to be in place by the deadline.
 
"This is a budget that we all can be proud of," Skelos said.
 

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New York News
9:22 am
Thu March 29, 2012

McEneny Declines Party Endorsement, Won’t Seek Reelection

It's the end of an era in Albany.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

"I will not be accepting that nomination."

After 40 years in government and 20 years in the New York State Assembly, Jack McEneny has declined the Democratic Party's endorsement for another term...

"I think after 20 years, it's time.  There must be something magical about the number.  Congressman McNulty made it 20 years and Senator Nolan hit 20 years. Now I have my 20 years.  I think it's time to pass the torch."  

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