As a key deadline nears, an organization against Las Vegas-style gambling in Saratoga Springs is urging the City Council to assert its authority to pursue more involvement in a planned expansion at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
Much of the recent controversy related to gambling in Saratoga Springs has focused on the proposed expansion of the Racino, which is still on the table even though a Vegas-style casino plan is not, and how much oversight the city will have in the process.
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has renewed his push to increase the minimum wage and pass the Dream Act as lawmakers work toward adjournment.
Silver told reporters Wednesday the two measures are top priorities : the minimum wage proposal would raise the wage to $10.10 per hour and allow cities like New York to impose a local minimum wage up to 30 percent higher.
The Dream Act would extend financial aid to students who are in the country illegally.
The competition for a casino along the Mohawk River is coming to the forefront as Schenectady County lawmakers support a project in the Electric City, and more details will soon be revealed on a proposal in neighboring Montgomery County.
Acknowledging that heroin use is at epidemic proportions, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Rockland Community College in Suffern Wednesday to announce a multi-pronged approach to fight the scourge.
CSX is among U.S. railroads instructed to turn over details regarding volatile crude oil shipments to local emergency responders to assist teams in disaster preparedness. CSX is asking New York State not to give the public any information about how much oil trains are carrying and what routes they will take.