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New York News
8:04 am
Tue September 17, 2013

NY Corruption Commission Holds 1st Hearing In NYC

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A group of top New York and federal prosecutors is scheduled to testify at the first public hearing of the state's new anti-corruption commission.

The session in New York City this evening is the first of several planned to consider if additional laws and regulations are needed to address misconduct by public officials.

Confirmed speakers include U.S. attorneys Preet Bharara and Loretta Lynch and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Lawsuit Filed As One-Year Anniversary Of Fracking Health Study Nears

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It’s been nearly a year since the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state health commissioner would conduct a review to determine whether hydrofracking could be done safely in New York. Since then, little information has been released on the on going study. Now, an anti-fracking group is suing the state to find out what exactly is being reviewed.

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New York News
8:24 am
Mon September 9, 2013

APNewsBreak: Syracuse Race Draws Albany Muscle

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A former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on an underdog campaign against the mayor of Syracuse in this week's Democratic primary.

The primary will decide whether Mayor Stephanie Miner survives her frosty year with Cuomo. She has criticized his pension-saving proposal.

Cuomo has refused to make an endorsement in the race. But records show a former Cuomo aide, Joseph Rossi, is working for the campaign of Miner's opponent Pat Hogan.

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New York News
5:54 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Cuomo: Sheriffs Don't Choose Laws To Enforce

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says law enforcement officials don't get to pick and choose which laws to enforce — and that includes the sheriffs opposed to new gun restrictions.

Talking to reporters Wednesday, Cuomo says law enforcement's job is to enforce all the laws, which are enacted by the Legislature.

He says that to do otherwise "would obviously be chaos" and "a dangerous and frightening precedent."

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New York News
7:18 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Upstate NY City Continues June Flood Emergency

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The mayor of a central New York city devastated by June's upstate flooding plans to issue a third emergency declaration.

The Oneida Daily Dispatch reports that acting Mayor Max Smith plans to take the action at today’s Common Council meeting because of continuing repair costs.

The cost of repairs to the city's waste water treatment plant is estimated at $1.5 million, and bills continue to come in from contractors hired for those repairs.

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New York News
7:00 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Free Associate Degree Available To 6K NY High School Students

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State officials say 6,000 high school students from across New York will be able to earn an associate degree at no cost under a program designed to land them jobs when they graduate.

Governor  Andrew Cuomo says  that 16 high schools have been selected to be part of public-private partnerships designed to prepare students for high-skill jobs in technology, manufacturing and health care. The students will earn both an associate degree and a high school degree under the state's Pathways in Technology Early College High School program, or P-Tech.

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New York News
3:03 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

NYS Releases Online Voting Data

Today,  marking  the 48th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Governor Andrew Cuomo reminds New Yorkers that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming September primary elections is August 16th.

The Governor also released new data showing that more than 200,000 New Yorkers have used the state’s  online service MyDMV, and other automated systems to register, or update, their voter registration.

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New York News
7:05 am
Mon August 5, 2013

NY Veterans' Group Directors Need To Be Accredited

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The directors of county and city veteran service agencies in New York will have to get federal accreditation within three years under a new law.

The measure signed last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo says those directors, who are appointed by county executives and mayors, will have to take all necessary steps to be accredited as a veterans' service organization representative.

That gives them authority from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help veterans and their families pursue benefit claims.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Cuomo Quietly Pursuing Government Consolidation

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Governor Cuomo recently announced that he would close several more state prisons, using provisions of a law that allows him to bypass the legislature.  It’s part of a pattern of government consolidation that the governor has been quietly pursuing since he took office.

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Hudson Valley News
7:56 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Cahill Not Optimistic About Seeing Special Session

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KINGSTON – As the clock keeps ticking, the likelihood of the governor calling a special session of the legislature diminishes and that means any hope of passing legislation to allow Ulster County to keep its sales tax at its current level fades.

Assemblyman Kevin Cahill said if it does not make it before lawmakers this fall, it will come up early next year. But, county officials say they need the one percent sales tax exemption ASAP or the county will lose about $5 million in revenue.

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