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

    7 hrs ago | 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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  2. Report: How a hidden NY tax helped topple former Speaker Sheldon SilverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | 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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  3. Poll: Part-time NY lawmakers should disclose more about private income or stop moonlightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2013 | The Post-Standard

    The majority of New York voters would rather know more about the income of part-time lawmakers than make the New York State Legislature a full-time body that bans moonlighting, a new poll out today found. But if more disclosure isn't an option, the voters would rather ban outside income for a newly structured full-time New York State Legislature, the poll from Siena College Research Institute found.

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  4. DEC seeks public comment on new statewide bald eagle management planRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | The Post-Standard

    The state Department of Environmental Conservation has put together a draft management plan to keep the state's bald eagle population healthy and widespread, and to increase the bird's numbers. New York State was instrumental in the restoration and recovery of the bald eagle in the northeast United States and continues to play an important role in providing suitable habitat for our nation's symbol," said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens.

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  5. Comment wanted: DEC proposes allowing limited trapping of fishers in Central New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | The Post-Standard

    The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released a proposed 10-year management plan for fishers and is seeking public comment. The idea, the DEC said, is to "maintain or enhance fisher populations in all areas of the state where suitable habitat exits" and to "provide for the sustainable use and enjoyment of fishers by the public."

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  6. Gov. Cuomo's ethics reform proposals are a good place to startRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | The Post-Standard

    Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, the former speaker, sits at his desk in the Assembly Chamber as the body elects Carl Heastie as its new leader on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Silver is the longtime Assembly leader who resigned the top position after being charged with taking nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks. Assemblyman Sheldon Silver and his alleged misdeeds have faded from the headlines, but the cause of ethics reform in Albany must not fade.

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  7. NY lawmakers want to postpone electronic prescribing deadline by one yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | The Post-Standard

    New York legislators want to postpone until next year the deadline for doctors to issue only electronic drug prescriptions, saying many still lack the required federal approval to do that for painkillers and other addictive drugs on the government list of controlled substances. Assemblyman John McDonald, the bill's sponsor and a practicing pharmacist, said Wednesday he expects the full Assembly to pass it in two weeks.

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  8. Cousin indicted on murder charges in 5-year-old Albany County boy's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | The Post-Standard

    The cousin charged with killing a 5-year-old boy in December has been indicted by a grand jury, The Albany Times Union reported. Tiffany VanAlstyne, who turned 20 last month, was indicted by an Albany grand jury Friday on two counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree manslaughter, according to the Times Union report.

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  9. More about Carl Heastie: Doesn't know much about Upstate,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | The Post-Standard

    File photo: Assemblyman Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, a sponsor to raise the state's minimum wage, works in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Assemblyman Carl Heastie, 47, is poised to replace Sheldon Silver as the next leader of the New York State Assembly The Democrat from the Bronx told reporters over the weekend he doesn't know much about Upstate , he likes the Dallas Cowboys, and he'd rather play basketball than schmooze at dinners and bars in Albany, the Buffalo News reported. By some accounts, Heastie is a quiet lawmaker, sponsoring few pieces of legislation and unlikely to say much on the Assembly floor.

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  10. More about Heastie, Morelle and Wright as NY Dems consider Sheldon Silver's replacementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    Three names are swirling in the New York State Assembly today -- Carl Heastie, Joseph Morelle and Keith Wright - as possible successors to Speaker Sheldon Silver. Assembly Democrats late Monday night made it clear to Silver they no longer have confidence in his leadership as he faces criminal corruption charges in federal court.

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  11. Smashburger opening near Albany, Eastview getting a new retailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    Smashburger, a fast casual burger chain, opens its second location in the Albany area this week, according to the Albany Business Review . It's in Saratoga Springs.

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  12. Sheldon Silver after calls for ouster: 'I am the Speaker'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, talks to the media after leaving his office in the Legislative Office Building on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Silver was fighting to keep his grip on power Monday amid widening calls for his resignation in the wake of federal corruption charges. ALBANY, N.Y. -- Control of the state Assembly hung in the balance Monday night as longtime Speaker Sheldon Silver fought to keep his grip on power amid mounting calls for his resignation following federal corruption charges.

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  13. NY Assembly Democrats reach an inevitable conclusion: Sheldon Silver must goRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    It took them all day and half of the night, but it appears New York state Assembly Democrats on Monday came to the only logical conclusion about the fate of their embattled leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver. Silver cannot go on.

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  14. Survey: Upstate New York business leaders feeling optimisticRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    CEOs at Upstate New York companies are feeling more positive about their prospects coming into 2015, according to a new survey. The Siena Research Institute released the results of its eighth annual survey of Upstate business leaders today.

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  15. Will Sheldon Silver's arrest finally spur ethics reforms in Albany?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    A small change to New York's ethics laws nearly five years ago played a part in helping federal prosecutors this week arrest Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on charges he used his political clout to collect and hide $4 million in bribes and kickbacks. The Clean Up Albany Act in 2011 fell short in many ways.

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  16. State University of New York aims to boost graduation numbers by 2020Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher watches a video before delivering her State of the University address on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. The State University of New York on Friday set a goal of producing nearly 60,000 more graduates each year by 2020 by expanding several student support initiatives through a newly created investment fund. "Higher degrees of access, completion and success require a higher degree of investment," SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher said during her annual State of the University address in Albany.

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  17. Fuccillo dealerships pay $1.6 million to settle lawsuit with 5,320 car buyers in Upstate NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    Billy Fuccillo's auto business and 18 of its Upstate dealerships have agreed to a $1.6 million court settlement involving the sale of theft-protection packages, which were marketed prior to 2008. Fuccillo is shown here in a 2005 file photo in front of his Hyundai dealership on Erie Boulevard in Syracuse, one of the dealerships involved in the lawsuit.

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  18. Who could replace Speaker Sheldon Silver as leader of the NYS Assembly?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, right, talks with Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Rochester, at the start of the 2015 legislative session in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Another legislator who could step into the role of speaker is Ways and Means Committee Chairman Denny Farrell, whose district includes West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. He was first elected to the Assembly in 1974.

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  19. NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver campaign contributions: Look up who gave him moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, speaks in 2014 during a New York Dream Act news conference at the Capitol in Albany. Bill sponsor Assemblyman Francisco Moya, D-Jackson Heights, stands right.

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  20. NY Assembly speaker accused of accepting millions in bribesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position as one of the most powerful men in Albany to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income. The 70-year-old Silver was taken into custody around 8 a.m. at the FBI's New York City office, FBI spokesman Peter Donald confirmed.

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