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Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and other Senate Democrats at a press conference to advocate for a single payer health care system for New York.
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A provision in the Obamacare replacement plan by Republicans in Congress sets up a potential clash with New York state over abortion coverage.

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A Lake George conservation organization is sharing with local communities a report that collects data about the towns and villages within the Lake George watershed. The report aims to guide local governments with information that goes beyond political boundaries.

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Voters in relatively few New York school districts will be asked to approve budgets that exceed the state's property tax cap.

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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.

Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins addressing a "Raise the Age" rally at the state capitol.
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The New York state budget is due in three and a half weeks, but the biggest push at the capitol is for a change that is not a spending item. It’s a measure to treat 16 and 17 year-olds as children, not adults, when they are charged with serious crimes. And many leading legislators say for them, the issue is personal.

New York state is embarking on a campaign to install 450 new charging stations for electric vehicles. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the effort on Monday. The new charging stations will be located in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Albany, the Hudson Valley, Westchester County, New York City and Long Island.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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The New York State Assembly held a hearing Monday on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to spend $8 billion in subsidies to keep three upstate nuclear power plants operating for the next twelve years. But no one from the Cuomo Administration showed up.

Trump's Latest Travel Order Annotated

Mar 6, 2017

President Trump has signed a revised executive order, once again barring travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program. It's similar to the president's January order that was blocked by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But this latest order leaves Iraq off the list of barred countries. The White House cites more cooperation with the Iraqi government in vetting people who apply for U.S. visas.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to launch an in-depth investigation of small-plane crashes.

A Schenectady woman has reportedly succumbed to her injuries after being allegedly set on fire by her husband. Elizabeth Gonzales had been brought to the burn unit at Westchester Medical Center where she died.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the creation of a New York-Israel Commission to strengthen economic and cultural ties between the Empire State and Jewish state.

Snowgun near Whiteface ski lodge
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New York's three state-owned ski resorts are pledging to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources by the year 2030.

An annual marathon dance in South Glens Falls has set a new record.

The 40th South High Marathon Dance raised $823,614.92 over a 28-hour period this weekend, breaking last-year’s record-setting total. Last year the event raised more than $762,000.

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One of the Lake Champlain ferry crossings between Vermont and New York is closed due to high winds.

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Despite the cold temperatures forecast for the weekend, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is asking residents to avoid partially frozen bodies of water.

Union College, a private institution in Schenectady, announced Friday a $100 million expansion and  renovation of its Science and Engineering Center.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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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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New York’s health care system is bracing for big changes in the Affordable Care Act. No one knows for certain how it will be altered, but it will almost certainly cost the state a significant amount of money.

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A New Jersey judge has turned down an appeal by two former aides to Republican Governor Chris Christie of their convictions in a plot to cause traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge.

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Saratoga Performing Arts Center and stalwart city venue Caffe Lena have announced a new programming partnership.

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Montgomery County, New York Executive Matt Ossenfort was scheduled to deliver his State of the County address Wednesday night.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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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.

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A prominent Capital Region developer has been chosen to rebuild Troy’s long-stalled One Monument Square project.

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A special election in Saratoga Springs where city residents will vote on a new charter has been pushed back to the November general election.

 NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Orders Probe Into Threats Targeting JCC's
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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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The Rensselaer County town of Petersburgh has been struggling with PFOA, the same carcinogenic pollutant that has been found in nearby Hoosick Falls and Bennington, Vermont. The town approved a settlement agreement with the polluter Tuesday night.

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Advocates for the elderly say each year con artists and greedy family members cheat New York seniors out of $1.5 billion in assets.

The state capitol in Albany.
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Just one month before the New York state budget is due, numerous interest groups are converging on the Capitol, asking that they be included in the budget.

Leaders of the New York Farm Bureau are in Washington this week for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Advocacy Conference and to meet with the state congressional delegation.  New York’s largest agricultural lobbying organization has a number of priority issues, and it outlined the top three on a conference call with reporters this morning.

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As often happens this time of year, reporters were summoned to a hockey arena in the region today to learn about a franchise’s future. But this time, professional hockey is staying in Glens Falls. The ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder, which have called the Civic Center home for two seasons, will soon come under local ownership.