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New York National Guard troops in D.C. for inauguration

WASHINGTON — The nearly 1,100 members of the New York National Guard deployed to Washington on Friday began their mission patrolling the Capitol building and its grounds, and working on traffic control ahead of Wednesday's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Col. Richard Goldenberg, a spokesman for the New York National Guard, Read More

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After errant email, Stefanik calls for election commissioner’s resignation

Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik accused the Democratic commissioner of the St. Lawrence County Board of Elections of doing illegal political work on the job and called for her resignation.

According to a statement issued Friday by a senior Stefanik advisor, Alex deGrasse, the Democratic elections commissioner sent out a rough Read More

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Stewart’s pauses political giving after outcry over Stefanik donations

WASHINGTON – The owners of Stewart’s Shops, big donors to U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, have decided to pause all political contributors for "further review" after pressure from individuals calling and threatening on social media to boycott the chain over their support for the congresswoman. Stewart’s starting logging Twitter and Facebook Read More

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After defeat, Tedra Cobb launches PAC to help rural Democrats

WASHINGTON — Following her second defeat by U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, in November, Democrat Tedra Cobb has launched a new political action committee to help Democrats in rural areas run for Congress.

Backroads PAC will offer fundraising and training to the Democrats it endorses, Cobb announced Thursday. It will also Read More

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PEF sues New York for inadequate paid sick leave for coronavirus

ALBANY — Public Employees Federation President Wayne Spence on Friday filed a lawsuit against New York for its failure to provide adequate paid sick leave for state employees who have had to quarantine or isolate beyond the 14 days allotted to them.

"The lawsuit asserts that state employers have irrationally and Read More

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AG sues NYPD for ‘egregious abuse of police power’ during 2020 protests

ALBANY — State Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit Thursday against the New York Police Department and its leadership seeking to end what James described as a pattern of using excessive force and making false arrests of New Yorkers during peaceful protests.

The lawsuit — filed in the Read More

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Wind tower plant puts Capital Region in forefront of green energy industry

ALBANY – Capital Region lawmakers and business promoters took a victory lap on Thursday to tout Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State announcement that an expanded Port of Albany would host what they said will be the nation’s first facility for manufacturing giant wind turbine towers.

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Cuomo unveils his version of a New Deal in final State of the State speech

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo finished off his four-part State of the State Thursday with an address focusing on construction projects around the state, but particularly transportation development in New York City.

The governor attempted throughout the speech to draw a line from himself to former New York governor and Read More

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