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Updated Jun 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM

ALBANY | New York would start paying for public defenders statewide under legislation heading to the governor's desk to ensure the poor have lawyers at arraignments and fill other gaps in how they're represented.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration previously settled that issue for five counties, ending a class-action lawsuit filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union. The group said the state left poor New Yorkers ill-defended by lawyers paid insufficiently by...

Updated Jun 18, 2016 at 5:12 PM

CORNING | Corning Natural Gas Corp. customers could see their bills increase next year. The company has filed a "rate case" with the state Public Service Commission seeking approval of a proposal to increase rates beginning May 1,...

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 9:07 PM

NYSEG customers will see their delivery rates increase over the next three years.The state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved the rate increase, effective July 1.Typical residential customers using 600...

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 3:22 PM

Jairam Hathwar, co-champion of the 89th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, will be honored Wednesday at the state Capitol.

Updated Jun 9, 2016 at 7:55 PM

Hours after the Comptroller's Office released a report on the record-high number of heroin-related deaths in the state, a task force announced its recommendations on how to fight the epidemic.

Updated Jun 8, 2016 at 5:55 PM

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced a proposal intended to stem the flow of outside political money, a problem that he said allows supposedly independent groups to hijack elections by circumventing campaign finance...

Updated May 31, 2016 at 6:20 PM

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul urged community college presidents Tuesday to not squander the opportunity offered by the influx of state funding heading to the Southern Tier.

Updated May 31, 2016 at 4:06 PM

Legislation that would give parole boards more leeway in scheduling hearings will not become a law this year in Albany.

Updated May 27, 2016 at 5:37 PM

Renovations to Watkins Glen State Park have been pushed back until the fall, officials said.The renovations were originally scheduled to begin this summer."Our original timeline had us starting in August," said...

Updated May 19, 2016 at 12:14 PM

A Yates County resident will be inducted into the state Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.P. Earle Gleason served in the Army during the Vietnam War, receiving the Combat Infantryman’s Badge the Bronze Star, and the Vietnam Cross of...

Updated May 17, 2016 at 8:12 PM

Some immigrants who have entered the country illegally will be allowed to teach and practice medicine in New York state after its licensing board voted to accept applications from those immigrants brought to the United States as children.

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