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  1. New York state budget: Lawmakers approve more school funds, ethics rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

    People watch from the gallery as budget bills are debated in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. New York lawmakers are set to vote on an education budget that would overhaul statewide teacher evaluations, providing $20,000 annual bonuses for those rated highly effective and termination for those found ineffective two or three years in a row. ALBANY -- New York lawmakers have passed a $142 billion state spending plan that includes new spending on schools, changes in teacher evaluations and new ethics disclosure rules for lawmakers.

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  2. Federation upset leaves Section III with three No. 2's in boys basketball rankingsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

    Section III, which at one time this season had three teams atop the state boys basketball rankings, won't have any in the end. The Warriors, who won a second consecutive public schools Class B crown March 21 in Glens Falls, lost a one-point game in overtime to Buffalo's Park School on Saturday in the federation tournament at the University of Albany.

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  3. Will NYS ethics reform have as many loopholes as Swiss cheese? No bill with 12 hours to goRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

    In this Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 photo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, right, sits with Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo before Cuomo's State of the State address and executive budget proposal at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. It is the job of Blair Horner, of NYPIRG, to analyze the detailed language of an ethics reform bill Gov. Andrew Cuomo is describing as "the nation's strongest and most comprehensive rules for disclosure of outside income by public officials." And there are only 12 hours to go before the April 1 deadline to approve a new spending plan for the fiscal year.

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  4. NY state budget is done on time, but it's still done in secretRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Post-Standard

    In this March 4, 2015 file photo, supporters of charter schools rally outside the state Capitol on in Albany, N.Y. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had wanted lawmakers to raise the number of authorized charter schools from 460 to 560, but the measure ran into opposition from teachers' unions and many Democrats in the Assembly. The measure was one of many that ended up being dropped from the budget.

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  5. 2 train tanker cars derail in Minoa; no spills reportedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | The Post-Standard

    Two CSX train tanker cars derailed early this morning in Minoa, causing diesel fuel to leak, but no chemical spills were reported. One tanker carrying chlorine and a second carrying sodium hydroxide went off the tracks in the CSX DeWitt Railyard around 3:15 a.m., CSX spokeswoman Melanie Cost said.

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  6. Central NY substitute teacher charged with felony over nude photos of dateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | The Post-Standard

    Sometime over their three dates together in 2014, a former Syracuse substitute teacher took nude photographs of an 32-year-old Albany-area woman. On New Year's Eve, they broke off the relationship.

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  7. Jimmy Fallon to Gov. Cuomo: Make mixed martial arts legalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Post-Standard

    In this Feb. 28, 2015 file photo, Ronda Rousey, right, grapples with Cat Zingano in a UFC 184 mixed martial arts bantamweight title bout in Los Angeles. On Monday, March 23, 2015 Rousey was in Albany, N.Y. and met with Gov. Cuomo and other state leaders in an effort to get mixed martial arts legalized in the state.

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  8. Westhill the lone Section III boys basketball team atop state rankingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Post-Standard

    Section III boys basketball teams went 1-2 in last weekend's state basketball championships at Glens Falls, and this week's state rankings released by the New York State Sportswriters Association reflect that. Class B champion Westhill remains No.

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  9. Child safety concerns raised after forcible touching at Dave & Buster's in AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Post-Standard

    Dave and Buster's is a dining and entertainment venue with locations in Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has raised child safety concerns after a man was arrested for forcible touching in Upstate New York.

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  10. The Brasserie at Township 5 in Camillus plans to open in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Post-Standard

    The Brasserie, a new restaurant coming to Township 5, is aiming to create the vibe of a neighborhood bar with a European flair. The restaurant's owners want it to become a weekly stop for people, not just some place customers visit for special occasions.

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  11. Gov. Cuomo's daughter, 17, hospitalized after being found unconscious: ReportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | The Post-Standard

    Governor Andrew Cuomo walks from the Governor's Mansion, pictured in the background, to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in Albany, New York, to attend services with his girlfriend, Sandra Lee, center, and his daughters, from left, Cara, Michaela, and Mariah, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. (Stewart Cairns Michaela Kennedy Cuomo, 17, was found unconscious at the New York home she shares with her mother, Kerry Kennedy, News 12 Westchester reported Thursday.

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  12. By the numbers: How do New York's, Syracuse's graduation rates compare?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | The Post-Standard

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address and executive budget proposal at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo's call for education reform is based, in part, on his belief that New York's schools must do a better job in preparing students for college and careers. One way to tell how well we're doing is through graduation rates.

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  13. Which county is the most Irish in New York state?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | The Post-Standard

    St. Patrick, played by former Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh, walks in the 33rd annual Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade on South Salina Street on Saturday. , Oswego and Onondaga .

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  14. Scotia-Glenville, Joe Cremo too much for Christian Brothers Academy in boys Class A regionalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | The Post-Standard

    The Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball team got a good, close look at last year's Class A player of the year tonight. The Brothers watched Scotia-Glenville star Joe Cremo put up 39 points and hit 14-of-14 free throws in the fourth quarter as the Tartans sent CBA home from the state regional playoffs with a 62-54 victory on Colgate University's Cotterell Court.

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  15. Reports: Cuomo, NY lawmakers' email policies under scrutiny in AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    In Albany, the new enactment of an existing policy to purge state emails after three months has caused concern from lawmakers, journalists and government watchdogs. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on Thursday, indicated his willingness to re-examine the policy -- if lawmakers in Albany also agree to subject themselves to the same open government laws other New York offices operate under.

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  16. Finger Lakes racetrack sues NY for recommending proposed Lago casino be licensedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The Post-Standard

    A Finger Lakes thoroughbred racetrack with video lottery terminals has filed a lawsuit against New York officials for selecting a nearby casino they claim will siphon off customers. The Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack filed a lawsuit against the state board that in December selected Lago Resort & Casino just off the Thruway in the Town of Tyre as one of three recommended sites for an upstate casino.

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  17. DEC backs off the "all must go" approach to mute swan managementRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | The Post-Standard

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today released a revised wild mute swan management plan that backs off on the "all must go" approach. Among the changes is an emphasis on protecting wild wetland habitats, while stating that the birds can remain in urban parks and other controlled settings.

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  18. $50 million at the New York State Fair: No plan, but lots of ideasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | The Post-Standard

    The New York State Fair would enter a new era and leave behind generations of memories if Albany lawmakers approve spending $50 million on the fairgrounds in Geddes. The changes would be the most dramatic in a century and reach far beyond a facelift for the site that hosts the nation's oldest fair.

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  19. Report: NY senators propose $800 million fix to leaky water pipes for places like SyracuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | The Post-Standard

    A bi-partisan group of New York senators want to use at least $800 million from settlement money to create a new fund meant to fix aging water and sewage systems in places like Syracuse, Capital New York reports . The state has $5.4 billion in extra money this year from legal and financial settlements.

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  20. Report: How a hidden NY tax helped topple former Speaker Sheldon SilverRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    Part of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's undoing was tied to money the state collected through assessments created in the Health Care Reform Act. Sounds like ordinary, Albany lawmaking, until you realize this HCRA was exactly that -- ordinary, Albany lawmaking that kept billions of dollars off the books, was managed by a private company hired on a no-bid contract and added up to the third heftiest tax in the state, Laura Nahmias, of Capital New York reports .

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