Tag Archives: Legislature

Ban on fracking waste proposed by Democrats

ALBANY (AP) — Shipping hydraulic fracturing waste product into the state for treatment or disposal would be banned under legislation introduced Tuesday by Democrats in the state Senate. The four bill released by the minority conference Tuesday would also ban ...

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Corruption commission quietly closing down

ALBANY (AP) — The special commission appointed last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to investigate political corruption in New York is quietly winding down this week. Cuomo said that’s because the legislature passed new laws to toughen bribery prosecutions and ...

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SUNY seeks aid for colleges, hospitals

ALBANY — State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher is asking lawmakers to increase aid for the state’s community colleges and university hospitals. Zimpher told the panel of lawmakers at a budget hearing Thursday that $57.3 million is needed ...

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Cuomo: Scandals in Albany could harm Legislature

ALBANY — New York’s new legislative session will kick off under a lingering cloud of scandals involving lawmakers, prompting concern from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that people will lose faith in the state Legislature. “The Legislature as a whole — the ...

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Cuomo, Legislature already winners

ALBANY — A new report shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo has collected more than $361,000 and the Legislature has raked in over $1 million from gambling interests leading up to the Nov. 5 referendum that would legalize more casinos in New ...

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Cuomo creates panel to investigate Legislature

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo established a powerful investigative body Tuesday to examine public corruption, including potential wrongdoing by legislators in campaign fundraising, in an attempt to address what’s seen as a widespread problem in New York government. Cuomo, announcing ...

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Women advocates won’t comment on scandal

ALBANY — Women’s rights advocates lobbying the Legislature to make all private sector employers subject to sexual harassment laws wouldn’t say if their effort conflicts with the handling of an Assembly scandal that skirted Albany’s rules. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ...

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Judiciary budget remains intact

The state judiciary’s proposed austere spending plan made it through the budget process intact. The Legislature, which received the $2.3 billion proposal Dec. 1, included the funding in the overall executive budget passed Friday. “Certainly the chief judge and chief ...

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