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Eight years after the stock market crash and the start of the Great Recession, the State’s Senate Leader say it’s time to get rid of a law that limits funding to some schools. The measure was created when the state had a $10 billion budget deficit. Now, the state is running surpluses.

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Investigators with New York's Department of Motor Vehicles arrested 758 people and seized more than 760 fake IDs in 2015 as part of an effort to crack down on underage drinking. 

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to extend a tax credit to small wineries, distilleries and alcoholic cider makers to encourage an industry that he says helps promote the entire state.

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A small but growing number of patients have been receiving medical marijuana since New York recently launched one of the strictest programs in the country.

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New York state lawmakers will soon start dissecting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $145 billion state budget proposal with a series of legislative hearings zeroing in on different parts of the complicated spending blueprint.

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The two-day 39th annual Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival will begin Saturday, June 25th.

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Troy mayor Patrick Madden declared a state of emergency after a water main break flooded homes and businesses in the city's Lansingburgh neighborhood Sunday.

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A small but growing number of patients have gotten medical marijuana since New York recently launched one of the strictest programs in the country.

A CSX freight train derailed near Schenectady on Saturday morning.

Budget Experts Say Not All Of Cuomo's Numbers Add Up

Jan 15, 2016
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been touting a massive infrastructure plan, but budget experts say much of the funding for the projects, estimated to cost $100 billion, remains unresolved, even with the release of Cuomo’s new budget plan. They also question what they say is a cost-shift from the state to New York City.

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