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Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to keep tolls flat on the New York Thruway until at least 2020.

New York senators have begun examining last year's financial failure of the insurance cooperative Health Republic, hearing from hospitals and doctors who say they've got $200 million or more in unpaid bills and want the state to step in.

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A Central New York Mayor and a Capital Region Congressman are advocating for a new federally funded tool to ensure communities across New York and the U.S. have access to clean drinking water.

In advance of his combined State of the State and budget address next week, Governor Andrew Cuomo is releasing details of his 2016 executive agenda.  On Tuesday, he announced that he would fully fund the state’s Environmental Protection Fund at $300 million. It’s a move that’s being praised by a diversity of groups across the state.

Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky travels to Israel on solidarity mission.


The Nassau Democratic Committee has unanimously endorsed state Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky to run for the seat vacated by convicted ex-New York Senate Leader Dean Skelos.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed boosting New York's environmental protection fund by $123 million, increasing available money to buy land and conservation easements, protect farmland, fight invasive species and revive waterfronts.

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  Governor Cuomo says he’ll increase funding to environmental projects as well as state parks, in his 2016 budget. The news was applauded by environmentalists, as well as some business leaders.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a series of small business tax cuts as one of his top priorities in 2016.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer says his CIDER Act will be a boon for Capital Region apple producers and for the upstate economy.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo won’t be giving his State of the State speech for another week, but he has already begun laying out his 2016 agenda. Monday he held a rally to raise the minimum wage for all New York workers to $15 an hour.