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By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 - 2:23 pm
With a midnight deadline just hours away, four New York State school districts risk losing large chunks of state aid if they fail to submit new state-mandated teacher evaluation plans today. The districts are Fallsburg, Harrison, Pine Plains, and the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 - 5:28 pm
After a five-hour debate, the Democratic-led New York State Assembly passed a new gun control bill Tuesday afternoon that includes stricter definitions of banned "assault weapons" and new reporting requirements for mental health professionals. In passing... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 - 10:37 am
Photo of flu shot being administered by Indiana Public Radio. Published under Creative Commons license. With flu cases skyrocketing across the state and the nation, Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared an official public health emergency for the state of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 - 5:03 pm
Watch live streaming video from newyorkstateofficeofthegovernor at Above: Video of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 'State of the State' address on Wednesday afternoon. In his 2013 'State of the State' address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out an ambitious... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 - 3:10 pm
The governors of New York and New Jersey are publicly venting outrage over a decision by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to adjourn on Tuesday night without voting on a critical Hurricane Sandy relief bill. This afternoon, New York... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 - 2:20 pm
Above: MARK Project director Peg Ellsworth, who serves on the Southern Tier Regional Economic Council, presents Gov. Andrew Cuomo with a gift basket of Delaware County goodies during the Governor's visit to the Southern Tier on Wednesday. Photo courtesy... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 - 8:24 pm
Tonight, President Obama granted New York State's request for a federal emergency declaration. The declaration will release federal resources in advance of Hurricane Sandy's arrival in the Catskills on Monday, and allow the Federal Emergency Management... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 - 12:09 pm
Governor Andrew Cuomo just announced that he has mobilized 1,175 members of the National Guard to stand by at posts across the state to prepare for Hurricane Sandy. For the Catskills region, the deployment includes 200 soliders who will go on duty at... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 - 12:39 pm
This week's must-read story for upstate New York: An editorial by Times Union columnist Fred LeBrun, titled "End of the anti-frack world is near." In it, LeBrun claims that a gubernatorial plan to greenlight hydraulic fracturing by the time the leaves... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2012 - 12:23 pm
In today's New York Times, reporter Danny Hakim writes that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is quietly pursuing an entirely new plan to regulate hydraulic fracturing. Anonymous sources, including a senior Department of Environmental Conservation... Read more


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