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IBM, NY to create new tech education programs

ALBANY — IBM and New York are teaming up to create 10 new technical education programs, one each at public schools in different regions of the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and IBM say Tuesday the goal is to train students ...

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Review shows pension fund fixed ethics

ALBANY — An outside review of New York’s $150 billion pension fund for public workers shows it fixed ethical problems that led to a “pay-for-play” scandal. The three-year review by Michigan-based Funston Advisory Services says the Common Retirement Fund’s 2009 ...

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Wage woes

The ante in New York’s minimum wage battle may have been raised, but the concerns over the effects on small businesses that may not be able to afford an increase remain the same. Potential job cuts and costs passed onto ...

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Unlawfully practicing law will be a felony

Practicing law without a license will become a felony offense next year under new legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. “We have no tolerance for scam artists who pose as lawyers and deceive New Yorkers in ...

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State to provide services in six more languages

New York State agencies are providing free language interpretation in six major non-English languages. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed Executive Order No. 26 in October 2011, directing state agencies that provide direct services to the public to increase their foreign ...

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DMV won’t relicense repeat drunken drivers

ALBANY — New York officials have issued regulations to prevent repeat drunken drivers from getting their licenses back. Under the new rule, the Department of Motor Vehicles will review the lifetime records of drivers seeking reinstatement after a revocation and ...

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NY firms hiring long-term unemployed to get $6M

(Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week he will make $6 million in federal grant funds available to companies that hire long-term unemployed individuals. The program will work by providing wage subsidies to businesses hiring new employees that have been unemployed ...

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NY stops unemployment check gaffes

ALBANY — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says he has stopped $1.4 million in unemployment checks written out to working people, illegal immigrants and the dead. But DiNapoli says nearly $1 million in checks to people who didn’t qualify ...

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DNA Databank expansion now in effect

The law expanding New York state’s DNA Databank by requiring anyone convicted of any felony or Penal Law misdemeanor to provide a DNA sample became effective Wednesday. The new law also includes expanded access to DNA Databank comparisons for certain ...

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