Former President Bill Clinton cast his ballot for his wife, failed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, at Monday’s Electoral College meeting in Albany. As Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports, Clinton blames the loss on the Russians and the FBI.
The International Joint Commission, which monitors boundary waters between the U.S. and Canada, has signed an updated plan regulating water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Advocates of the plan in New York believe it will reverse decades of man-made damage and benefit the economy of the upstate region.
The Village of Hoosick Falls is considering a settlement by companies tied to contaminated drinking water.
Companies Saint-Gobain and Honeywell have extended a settlement offer to the Rensselaer County community that has seen its water system and private wells tainted with a chemical used at industrial buildings within the village.
Saratoga Springs is beginning the process of reviewing its options to make living in the city more affordable and economically diverse. Many who work in the city, even with full-time jobs, cannot afford to live there, and one organization thinks it has a solution.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released video of a helicopter pulling up one of the rescued hikers found near the summit of Algonquin Mountain in the Adirondack High Peaks on Tuesday.
It’s no surprise to anyone living in the Capital Region that booming Saratoga Springs is becoming a more expensive place to live. But some numbers on the market given during a special City Council meeting on affordable housing today drew some gasps from the crowd.
If New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers hold a special session next week, they are likely to consider whether to allow ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft to operate outside of New York City.
Two children were involved in a tragic accident in the small community of Greenwich, New York Tuesday. The boys were playing in a snow bank when they became trapped inside. One did not survive. Police still do not know the exact cause of the accident.
Two years ago, the state banned hydrofracking of natural gas within New York state’s borders. But a group of Cornell scientists who study the effects of climate change say New Yorkers are using more natural gas than ever.
The New York Farm Bureau has a new leader. During the organization’s annual meeting last week, delegates from across the state elected St. Lawrence County dairy farmer David Fisher president of the farmer-member lobbying and trade group. Fisher says he accepted the leadership role because he wants to help agriculture across the entire state.
In October, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden originally proposed a budget carrying a 28.2 percent tax increase to fix long-standing financial issues within the city. The plan shocked residents and city officials, and a months-long fight began.
A committee of the New York state Board of Regents recommends spending $2.1 billion more on schools in the new state budget, saying it’s time to continue an effort begun a decade ago to funnel more money to the state’s poorest school districts.
New York U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Northern New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, have announced the passage of a bill they say would save hours of delays at Northern Border crossings.
A group of Legoland opponents has filed a court challenge to the Town of Goshen’s proceedings dealing with Merlin Entertainment’s proposed Legoland theme park. They will ask the court to cancel the town’s public hearing on the project order another lead agency in the environmental process.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has told the state inspector general to launch an investigation into racial bias in the state prison system following an investigation by the New York Times. Prison advocates say the article has highlighted long-known facts, but critics say many of the accusations are based on hearsay.
This week’s news that President-elect Donald Trump would appoint Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drew sharp condemnation from environmental organizations and political opponents.