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  1. Casino bids: 'Nothing about process rang true at end'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Casino bids: 'Nothing about process rang true at end' Cuomo asked board to reconsider Southern Tier after it was passed over in initial picks Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1BnHVBs An inquiry by the Attorney General's Office into the selection of three casino projects has raised new questions about the process as the state looks to grant the gambling licenses in the coming months. Some of the losing bidders said state investigators have contacted them over the Dec. 17 pick of casinos in the Finger Lakes, Catskills and Schenectady.

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  2. Open N.Y. grand jury process to restore trust inaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Open N.Y. grand jury process to restore trust in system State must open up grand jury process to regain public's trust in the judicial system Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1ENhRNj Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman delivers his State of the Judiciary at the Court of Appeals this month in Albany. Lippman suggests courts release transcripts and documents from grand jury proceedings if there is no indictment.

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  3. Morelle drops out of speaker race, backs HeastieRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Morelle drops out of speaker race, backs Heastie The move means Heastie is all but certain to be the next speaker. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1CHKtZc Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Rochester, with Democratic members of the Assembly behind him, pauses before talking to reporters at the Capitol about the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges.

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  4. Silver's leadership under siegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Silver's leadership under siege Lawmakers have becoming increasingly uncomfortable with Silver leading their ranks Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1JPi1oR Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, during a news conference on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Pressure was building Monday for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to step down from his powerful post, despite his attempt to strike a deal that would allow him to keep his lucrative stipend and title. A deal struck late Sunday that would shift Silver's power to a five-member delegation of Assembly Democrats was unraveling ahead of a critical 1 p.m. closed-door meeting of the 106-member conference.

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  5. How many? Read about all the troubled NY lawmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    How many? Read about all the troubled NY lawmakers Details on all the state lawmakers who have faced ethical or legal charges since 2000.

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  6. Cuomo looks to balance agenda with austerityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Cuomo looks to balance agenda with austerity The governor will detail how he will pay for his new initiatives at 1:30 today Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1BFlvLh Over the past week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has offered some big-ticket spending items: $1.5 billion split between three upstate cities who can win a competition; $1.3 billion for the state Thruway and $500 million for high-speed broadband. The priorities would tally $3.3 billion of the more than $5 billion the state has received over the past year from bank settlements.

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  7. Hit the rest area for a stretch - and a New YorkaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Hit the rest area for a stretch - and a New York snack A Taste NY vending machine is now fully operational at the Broome Gateway Rest Area. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1ILbNWA State officials announced Tuesday that Taste NY vending machines are now fully operational at the Broome Gateway Rest Area, located between the Pennsylvania state line and Exit 1 on Interstate 81 in Broome County, and at the Clifton Park Rest Area on Interstate 87 north of Albany.

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  8. Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick speaks on incomeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    The mayors of Ithaca, Rochester and Albany have called on the state to remedy urban poverty. A higher minimum wage and additional aid for cities will be among issues before the state Legislature.

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  9. In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, former New York Gov.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2015 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Former N.Y. governor Mario Cuomo dies at 82 Mario Cuomo was a giant of contemporary American politics. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://usat.ly/1zDTY6U In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo speaks from the podium at the Game Changers Awards at Skylight Soho in New York.

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  10. How fracking got stopped in N.Y.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    How fracking got stopped in N.Y. Seven years of fracking debate in NY Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/16AOToU Opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or fracking, rally outside the Empire State Plaza Convention Center before Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Albany. When a manager at GreenStar Natural Foods Market in Ithaca announced the news over a loud speaker, people in the store began applauding, cheering, shouting and hugging.

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  11. Inside Bets: What was asked following casino selections?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Inside Bets: What was asked following casino selections? The Gaming Facility Location Board answered questions from reporters following its final meeting in Albany on Wednesday. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1AJHJaO The Gaming Facility Location Board recommended Lago Resort & Casino, Rivers Casino & Resort and Montreign Resort Casino for gambling licenses at its final meeting Wednesday.

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  12. NYSED head moves to Obama adminstrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    NYSED head moves to Obama adminstration State Education Commissioner John King will step down as the state's top-ranking education official Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1DcJOBz State Education Commissioner John King Jr. testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on higher education on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. ALBANY - State Education Commissioner John King will step down as the state's top-ranking education official for a job in President Obama's administration. King announced Wednesday he will leave the state Department of Education to become senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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  13. Advocates press for higher tip wagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Advocates for working poor people asked the New York wage board for higher wages for tipped employees, who do not have to be paid as much as non-tipped employees earning minimum wage. Advocates press for higher tip wages Advocates for working poor people asked the New York wage board for higher wages for tipped employees, who do not have to be paid as much as non-tipped employees earning minimum wage.

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  14. A road in coastal North Carolina was closed MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    A potent winter storm will plaster the interior Northeast with snow this week while drenching the big cities along the I-95 corridor with heavy, potentially flooding rains. Heavy snow, rain to slam Northeast this week A potent winter storm will plaster the interior Northeast with snow this week while drenching the big cities along the I-95 corridor with heavy, potentially flooding rains.

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  15. Senate GOP: Immigration order will cost NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Senate GOP: Immigration order will cost NY Republicans in the state Senate say the federal immigration order could cost $2 billion Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1CKd5Dz Televisions lights and cameras are positioned in front of the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized on Monday after he was accused of involvement in a prostitution ring.

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  16. Regional councils awards set for next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    New York plans to give out more than $700million in economic development grants and tax breaks at an event next week in Albany. Regional councils awards set for next week New York plans to give out more than $700million in economic development grants and tax breaks at an event next week in Albany.

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  17. Labor, faith groups ask for minimum wage increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Labor advocates and religious leaders gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol to deliver a message to state lawmakers: Don't raise your pay without raising the minimum wage. Labor, faith groups ask for minimum wage increase Labor advocates and religious leaders gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol to deliver a message to state lawmakers: Don't raise your pay without raising the minimum wage.

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  18. Report: Binghamton property tax rate highest in NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Report: Binghamton property tax rate highest in NY Report: Binghamton tax rate high Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1vHQGTp White Plains last year had the highest total taxes per capita among cities in New York, while Binghamton had the highest effective property-tax rate in the state, a review Monday found. Albany had the highest effective property-tax rate -- which is the total raised through property taxes divided by adjusted full value of the municipality's total property -- among large cities at 1.22 percent. 1 comment

  19. Where will the casino land? Decision expected Dec. 17Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    Where will the casino land? Decision expected Dec. 17 There are 16 proposals vying for up to four licenses in three regions of the state. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1r3i8tS The state Gaming Commission indicated Monday that its siting board for casinos in New York is expected to make its decisions public on Dec. 17. The Gaming Facility Location Board met Friday, and said it would make its selections at its next meeting.

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  20. Should lawmakers get a raise? Talks heat upRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2014 | Press & Sun-Bulletin

    New York has one of the worst business climates in the country, and the state Legislature already is the third highest paid in the nation for what is technically a part-time job. Talks are heating up about a potential pay raise for the 213 state lawmakers before the year ends.

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