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Protestors gathered in Albany on Jan. 23, 2013, demanding Gov. Cuomo reject hydraulic fracturing in New York State. (Photo: CBS 2)

Celebrities Lead Crowd Of 3,000 In Albany Protesting Hydraulic Fracturing

It’s the one political hot potato Gov. Andrew Cuomo dodged in both his budget proposal and his State of the State speech — to frack or not to frack.

01/23/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Presses Minimum Wage Hike In NY Budget Plan

Cuomo’s inclusion of the bill in his 2013-14 budget proposal muted some opposition and makes a deal appear to be within reach.

01/23/2013

Guns turned in as part of a gun buyback program in Bridgeport, Conn. - Dec. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dueling Visions Of Guns In America Dominate Weekend Discourse

Dueling visions of guns in America were heard across the country this weekend – from rallies in favor of the right to bear arms to churches focusing on how to prevent gun violence.

01/20/2013

Vito Lopez

Assemblyman Lopez Says He’s Staying In Office Despite Harassment Claims

New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D-Brooklyn) said Monday that he will be staying in the Assembly, even though he lost his committee chairmanship and seniority after a finding that he violated sexual harassment policies.

01/14/2013

Nassau County police cruiser (file/credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Agreement Could Make It Easier For Nassau County Authorities To Communicate With Residents With Limited English Speaking Ability

Under the agreement, the department will provide all necessary interpretation and translation for crime victims, witnesses and investigation subjects. It also will try to recruit bilingual officers and make available translated materials and public notices.

01/12/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

State Proposal Would Require Background Checks For Senior Care Workers

A new New York state proposal would require criminal background checks to keep sex offenders from acquiring jobs at senior care facilities.

01/06/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo To Focus On Gun Control, Minimum Wage In State Of The State Address

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo next week will deliver his third State of the State address, setting an agenda that was set to include gun control and raising the minimum wage.

01/05/2013

Credit Albany County Airport

United Flight Skids Off Runway At Albany County Airport, No Injuries Reported

The United flight was leaving the gate in Albany en route to Chicago Saturday when it slid off the paved road. The 65 passengers and crew were uninjured and were evacuated from the plane, put on a bus and sent back to the airport.

12/29/2012

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo To Hold New Year’s Open House At Executive Mansion

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will open his Executive Mansion in Albany to the public on New Year’s Day.

12/22/2012

New York State Senate (credit: CBS 2)

GOP, Independent Democrats Unite For State Senate Majority

Furious Democrats who won a majority of seats in the New York State Senate have called a deal among Republicans and five Democrats to control the chamber a “coup.”

12/04/2012

Fracking Rig (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

State Regulators Ask For Extension On Gas Drilling Rules Over Fracking Concerns

New York State environmental regulators have asked for another three months to finalize new gas drilling rules so that a study of the health impacts of practices such as fracking can be completed, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.

11/27/2012

The New York State Capitol in Albany - File / Photo: Daniel Barry/Getty Images

Advocates Rally In Albany For Increase In New York State Minimum Wage

Advocates for the working poor rallied in Albany Monday, urging state government leaders who are poised to raise their salaries in coming weeks to also raise the minimum wage and replenish food banks for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

11/19/2012

New York Senate (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Control Of New York State Senate Deemed Too Close To Call

In Albany, the fight for the New York State Senate was too close to call early Wednesday, hours after the polls closed.

11/07/2012

Prescription Drugs (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Offers 250 Sites Across New York

New Yorkers had a chance to safely get rid of prescription drugs they didn’t want or need at drop-off locations across the state on Saturday.

09/29/2012

Senator Charles E. Schumer at a news conference (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Sen Schumer Asks VA To Let Vets Keep Dogs Until Research Is Complete

Veterans with physical impairments can get reimbursed for the cost of having a service dog help them, but a new Veterans Administration directive is delaying compensation for veterans with mental and emotional concerns until further research is completed.

09/16/2012

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