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Here is Gov. Andrew Cuomo's statement on the ruling Monday upholding key provisions of the SAFE Act.

Stand up comedian Krish Mohan is currently on the road on his How Not To Fit In Tour. A native of India who grew up in the U.S., Mohan will bring his show to Albany's Madison Theater on October 22nd.

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal authorities to routinely test and require full disclosure of components in Halloween makeup.

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A New York state lawmaker says the state should prohibit the use of Styrofoam doggy bags at restaurants.


EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck was in Saratoga Springs this week, where she was the keynote speaker at the New York State Children's Environmental Health Summit.

The state’s ethics commission released the top spending lobbyists to try to influence state government during the 2015 legislative session, and found that education and real estate groups were the biggest spenders.

The top spenders so far in 2015 correlate with the top issues this year, fights over the future of public education and New York City’s rent regulations.

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A new study aims to take a closer look at the causes of housing instability and insecurity in Schenectady, where some neighborhoods suffer persistent poverty.

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 The state’s  legislative leaders crossed paths literally this week, when both scheduled a stroll at the same time along the walkway over the Hudson River. In addition to taking in the view, they had a lot to say about priority issues, including raising the minimum wage and funding public transit and road and bridge repairs. 

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A Capital Region gun show is celebrating its 100th event this weekend, but protesters are upset with how the anniversary is being recognized.

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Senator Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to establish a national college student discounted transit fare program.