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Cuomo Admin Cleared In Moreland Commission Shutdown

Jan 11, 2016
U.S Attorney Preet Bharara
U.S Attorney Preet Bharara

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo received a bit of good news just two days before he’s to give his State of the State address:  the governor and his office have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the premature closing of an ethics commission.

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Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo previewed his seven-point plan at Mount Neboh Bapitst Church in Harlem on Sunday morning.

Beginning January 15h, Saratoga Springs will host the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

UPDATE 1/10/16: Police have released the identity of a man accused of killing his neighbor and instigating an armed standoff with police.

Watervliet Police Acting Chief Mark Spain says 49-year-old Michael J. Fox was arrested on charges of killing his neighbor, 29-year-old Brandon Sherwin.

Fox is facing multiple charges including murder and criminal possession of a weapon.  He is being held in Albany County jail.

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Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul Friday announced a new $1 billion public-private partnership to bring high-speed broadband Internet service with at least 100 megabytes per second of service by 2018.

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Two Capital Region Assemblymen are scheduled to join picketing nurses outside Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville Saturday. Democrats Phil Steck and Angelo Santabarbara are scheduled to rally outside the hospital at noon.

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Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

  Governor Cuomo has some big ideas for rebuilding the state’s neglected infrastructure. But will it come with a big price tag?

Women's rights activist Gloria Steinem, actor Cynthia Nixon, supermodel Christy Turlington Burns and more than 150 other female leaders from the arts, politics and business are urging passage of paid family leave in New York.

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New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program is off to a slow start. The state's Department of Health provided the number on Friday.

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During the Great Recession, schools had to make difficult choices. In New York, as state aid was pulled back, many schools had to lay-off staff and eliminate programs.

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