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At the Gideon Putnam resort Monday, Saratoga National Golf Club presented its plans for an expansion that would include a 100-room hotel, a spa, residential units, trails, an indoor practice facility, and other amenities.

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More than 40 business owners and chamber of commerce executives from New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley announced their support Monday for Governor Andrew Cuomo's push to raise the state minimum wage to $10.50. 

The current $8.75-an-hour minimum wage will go to $9 at year's end. The Democratic governor wants to raise it to $10.50 statewide and $11.50 in New York City.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York has renewed his push to get "Andrew's Law" passed.

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State lawmakers are moving ahead with approving some portions of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act, now that  supporters are no longer demanding that all of the items, including an abortion rights provision, be tied together.

  Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Republican rival in last fall’s elections is offering his take on political dynamics at the Capitol. And it is not a positive viewpoint .

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino was at the Capitol to lobby, along with the statewide counties’ association, for items in the new state budget, including more mandate relief . The former unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor, says its Cuomo now who is losing political power and friends,  calling the governor Cuomo a “bully”.

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An upstate sheriff and two New York legislators are announcing legislation that would force Child Protective Services to quickly turn over records when a child is missing.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, Republican Senator George Amedore and Democratic Assemblymember Pat Fahy are backing a bill to expedite access to CPS records for missing children.

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Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade is making history as two gay and lesbian groups are being welcomed by the organizers after decades of opposition.

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The remains of two more victims have been recovered from a fire that destroyed two Schenectady apartment buildings.

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Students at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs Friday gathered to protest a readmission hearing for a student suspended for sexual misconduct and to support victims of sexual violence.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for a new email retention policy for state leaders following criticism of his administration's practice of purging emails after 90 days. The Democratic governor's policy concerned government watchdogs and some lawmakers who said it was an affront to government transparency.

On Friday several good-government groups urged Cuomo to issue an executive order requiring emails to be kept for seven years.  Cuomo's top spokeswoman says the administration would work with other state leaders to create new, uniform retention standards.

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