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Beer, wine, cider industry focus of Albany summit ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's alcoholic beverage industry is on display at an Albany forum focused ways to bolster the business. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Tuesday the state is home to more...
There’s a big change at the state’s largest teacher’s union, New York State United Teachers. Members have elected new leadership after months of unrest over the state’s flawed roll out of the new Common Core standards. The...
The state’s comptroller says he won’t be participating in a new pilot public campaign finance program agreed to in the state budget, and government reform groups say, they don’t blame him. Saying he won’t be a “...
DiNapoli rejects public campaign financing trial ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Incumbent New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is rejecting public campaign financing for his fall re-election bid, although any opponents can still use it. Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
A new record has been reached in spending on lobbying in New York, according to a report released by the state’s ethics commission. It finds over $200 million was spent, mostly by a few top interests, to try to influence government and policy...
NY state teachers union picks first woman head NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state teachers union has elected its first female president. Karen Magee, an elementary and special education teacher, is the new head of the 600,000-member New York...