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It’s another day of negotiations at the New York State Capitol today as lawmakers were unable to reach a budget agreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday.

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After lawmakers missed the state budget deadline, shortly after midnight Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would grant the legislature a grace period over the weekend.

Governor Cuomo and New York State lawmakers missed the budget deadline. With the midnight deadline just over two hours away, they had so far failed to solidify deals on state spending and taxation, as well as some unrelated items like permitting ride hailing services outside of New York City.

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A state-owned car used by Franklin D. Roosevelt when he was governor of New York is heading into the shop for some repairs.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is directing state police to conduct an investigation after offensive fliers were found in Western New York.

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Video game developers say New York will miss out on its chunk of a nearly $100 billion industry if it doesn't encourage companies to plant their roots in the state.

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Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Congressional Republicans have "declared war on New York" with plans to cut another $2.3 billion in Medicaid spending by local governments upstate and on Long Island. 

Mayor Kathy Sheehan Launches the  City of Albany’s Poverty Reduction Initiative
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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is sending more assets to New York's southern tier region.

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Republican lawmakers in the New York state Senate are pushing back against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to force counties to look for ways to share services and pool their costs.

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A man was arrested Friday in connection with threats made against Jewish community sites in recent weeks, as schools, cemeteries and other locations have been dealing with a rash of threats and vandalism.

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Reform advocates are taking exception to remarks made by Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said there already is enough oversight of potentially corrupt activities in Albany.

 NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expressing condolences after learning that the crew in the crash was based at Stewart.
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Wave after wave of bomb threat hoaxes have been called into Jewish Community Centers across the country in recent weeks. At the Albany JCC this morning,  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared in a show of solidarity.

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A new poll finds that in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s approval numbers are rising, while President Trump’s are sinking.

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With the city’s budget’s in limbo, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has launched a social media campaign to shore up a $12.5 million dollar deficit and find a permanent solution to end the annual funding crisis.

Protesters outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office on January 31
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The New York state legislature is off this week, but the session so far has featured an unusual amount of protests and arrests, and more actions are expected when lawmakers return.

 "You know, I don't ever panic. " ~ Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan
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At City Hall this morning, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan turned up pressure on the state over the $12.5 million in aid the city is seeking to close its budget gap. The city is resorting to a hiring freeze and considering cutting programs and festivals.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday announced that the state will invest $8 million for upgrades at the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Ulster County.

Rowan Wilson testifying at the New York state Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Feb. 6.
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With the confirmation of Rowan Wilson to the New York Court of Appeals, Governor Andrew Cuomo has now picked all of the judges on the state’s highest court, the first governor to do so since his father, former Governor Mario Cuomo.

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The latest hearing on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $152 billion dollar state budget proposal in Albany has been postponed due to a winter storm.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and the leader of the State Senate are not as enthusiastic about making New York a sanctuary state as are Assembly Democrats, who passed a bill earlier this week.

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is located at 301 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, just off Erie Boulevard.
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More than three years after New York voters approved a constitutional amendment to expand casino gambling in the state, Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady opened its doors to the public today. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s acting tax commissioner took heat from Democrats and Republicans in the New York Legislature over delays in the STAR rebate program. The hearing was interrupted by protesters who want higher taxes on millionaires.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to pass a constitutional amendment enshrining the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 abortion decision Roe versus Wade into New York’s constitution, is not gaining much traction in the State Senate.

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New York State Senate Leader John Flanagan says he’s not running for governor right now, but, in an interview with public radio and TV he admits, he’s thought about it from time to time.

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New York Governor Cuomo’s economic development chair was grilled by state lawmakers at a budget hearing Wednesday, as some of the programs are embroiled in a corruption scandal that’s led to charges against several former associates of the governor.

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A new Siena Research Institute poll out this morning finds many of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s legislative proposals are widely supported by New Yorkers. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas discussed some of the results with pollster Steve Greenberg.

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An upstate business group is pleased with some portions of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2017 agenda, especially a plan to expand ride hailing services.

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In 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo created 10 regional councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions. Supporters touted the programs as robust economic development strategy.   Cuomo is so protective of the program, he says he'd rather shut it down than relinquish control to lawmakers.

Chancellor Zimpher Highlights Nearly a Decade of SUNY Progress in Final State of the University Address
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Delivering her eighth and final State of the University Address at the Egg in Albany today, outgoing SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher highlighted what she sees as progress made by SUNY in the last decade. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports she also announced the system will begin seeking private donations to expand programs proven to help keep students enrolled.

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