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The steady drum beat of scandal after scandal in the New York State legislature has led many to wonder whether lawmakers can focus on passing any major bills by the end of the session, which is fast approaching. As Karen DeWitt reports, the...
SEATTLE (AP) - A proposed study of a fee to enter the United States by land has prompted wide opposition from lawmakers from northern states. Last month, in its 2014 fiscal year budget proposal, the Department of Homeland Security requested...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A county executive plans to announce a new effort to bring fiscally stressed local governments together to share their best ideas before they become "distressed" under a new state definition. Ulster County Executive...
Governor Cuomo has been traveling the state promoting a plan to allow new businesses to go tax free for up to a decade if they locate near a State University campus.  The plan, which is yet to be drafted into bill form, has raised some...
Most of the time, Eric Andrus is a beef and rice farmer. But lately, he’s learning to be a boat builder. When I arrive at his farm, he’s in the barn, sanding the hull of a big wooden barge. “We’re about to apply the second...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A new study has determined for the first time just how quickly frogs and other amphibians are disappearing around the United States. The U.S. Geological Survey says populations of frogs, salamanders and toads have been...