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NY awards grants for eco-friendly transportation

ALBANY (AP) — New York state is awarding more than $4 million in grants to projects designed to make the state’s transportation systems more energy efficient. The projects include an effort to use a natural mushroom byproduct as vehicle insulation, ...

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Ex-Google CEO to advise on school tech spending

ALBANY (AP) — Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been appointed to advise New York on how to spend a proposed $2 billion for technology upgrades in schools. Schmidt will serve join the state’s Smart Schools Commission along with Auburn ...

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Beer, wine, cider industry focus of Albany summit

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s alcoholic beverage industry is on display at an Albany forum focused ways to bolster the business. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday the state is home to more than 600 wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries and ...

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NY expands youth employment program

ALBANY (AP) — New York state is expanding a program that offers businesses tax credits in exchange for hiring at-risk youth. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that annual funding for the program has grown from $6 million to $10 million. ...

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More than 812K in sign up for health insurance

BUFFALO (AP) — New York state health officials said more than 812,000 people have enrolled for health insurance statewide under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Monday marked the deadline for open enrollment through the state’s health plan marketplace, called ...

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Women’s rights historical sites around NY

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is encouraging people to celebrate Women’s History Month by visiting historic women’s rights locations around New York state. New York is home to Seneca Falls, where the country’s first women’s rights convention took place in ...

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NY going after STAR double dippers

ALBANY — New York is going after “double dippers” who file for the state’s STAR property rebate program while living in rent-regulated apartments. People who lease rent-regulated apartments cannot have another home as their primary residence, and people can only ...

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Comptroller: Sales tax collections up 5 percent

ALBANY — Local sales tax collections statewide were boosted last year in part by spending after Superstorm Sandy and rose $739 million, or 5.2 percent, exceeding the previous year’s increase, the New York comptroller reported Thursday. In the annual report, ...

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State ranked 5th for green building

The U.S. Green Building Council has ranked New York state fifth for green building on its list of top 10 states for 2013. New York certified 259 projects representing 37.84 million square feet of real estate, or 1.95 square feet ...

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NYSBA calls for civics education to be a priority

Judith S. Kaye, retired chief judge of the state Court of Appeals, talks about the importance of restoring civics education at the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates meeting in New York City on Friday. Steve Hart, Happening Photos

The state is failing to provide a constitutionally guaranteed civics education to its students, according to a new report by the New York State Bar Association, which calls for action by educators, lawmakers and the legal profession.

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NY minimum wage rising to $8 an hour

ALBANY — New York’s minimum wage will increase to $8 an hour at the end of this year, 75 cents higher than the federal minimum and the old state rate. It’s the first of three incremental boosts approved by the ...

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