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New York authorities have ordered insurer Health Republic to stop writing new policies and wind down business after existing policies expire.

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While many agree that downtown Saratoga needs more parking, there has been an intense debate as to how to go about it in a city that is quickly filling up with new development.


At Volkswagen, damage control is in full swing after it was revealed the automaker had, for seven years, equipped its vehicles with software capable of fooling emission tests.

  Fixing the state’s troubled ethics commission will be the subject of two hearings in Albany on October 7th and in New York City on October 17th. Reform groups say they are ready with suggestions.

The panel, created by Governor Cuomo in May, is tasked with looking at ways to improve the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, or JCOPE, which has been widely criticized as secretive and ineffective. It was created by Governor Cuomo and the legislature during the governor’s first months in office back in 2011.


Authorities say they've arrested 10 men in connection with a New York-based ring involved in selling anabolic steroids and money laundering since 2011.  


A top state gambling official says New York remains on track to award up to three long-awaited casino licenses before the end of the year.


New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is out with his Fiscal Stress Monitoring Report, which grades municipalities based on financial information and environmental data.   The City of Albany is among the localities tagged as under fiscal stress.

Poll: $15 Minimum Wage Resonates With New York Dems

Sep 24, 2015

A new poll finds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s campaign for a phased in $15 an hour minimum wage is resonating among his base group of supporters. The Siena poll also finds the governor’s job approval rating is still at near record low levels.

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Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane, a Democrat, is running for a third term against Republican challenger Mike Villa. During her tenure, Thane has focused much of her energy into improving the Montgomery County city's downtown and waterfront areas.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to ensure orders of protection in domestic sex assaults are extended through their attacker's probation term.