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New York’s climate change bill is law

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed a long-debated bill aimed at combating climate change that will alter the face of energy production and other parts of the economy across New York state in coming decades. “Cries for ...

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State GOP coffers were drained in waning days of Cox’s administration

ALBANY — Thousands of dollars were distributed to allies of former state Republican Committee Chair Ed Cox from the party’s campaign account in the waning days of his administration. At the end of June, the GOP committees for Suffolk, Broome, ...

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NYRA chief on ‘N.Y. Now’

This week’s “New York Now,” the award-winning co-production of WMHT and the Times Union, includes David Lombardo’s interview with David O’Rourke, the new president and CEO of the New York Racing Association. Also: WMHT’s Matt Ryan examines the latest efforts ...

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Racing canceled Saturday at Saratoga ahead of excessive heat

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Racing at the Saratoga Race Course has been preemptively canceled for Saturday in anticipation of excessive heat during the day. The decision was made by the New York Racing Association, which operates the track, in conjunction with ...

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Churchill: Albany’s chance to support female athletes

ALBANY — In about a month, female athletes from around the world will descend on downtown Albany to showcase their considerable skills in the festival known as the Aurora Games. But who will show up to watch them? Jerry Solomon, ...

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Kingston developer accused of sexual harassment

ALBANY — A Kingston-based developer stands accused of sexual harassment against several employees in a federal complaint that describes allegations of obscene sexual comments, unwelcome physical contact and more. The civil complaint, filed Tuesday by the regional office of the ...

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If Obamacare falls, will GOP suffer the consequences?

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and other Democrats on Capitol Hill shudder at the prospect of federal courts finally toppling the 2010 Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. But at the same time, they’re preparing to take ...

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Rivers Casino eyes Tuesday opening for sports book

ALBANY — Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady is hoping to start taking bets Tuesday on sporting events. But the scheduled 10 a.m. ribbon cutting and grand opening of the newly constructed 5,000-square-foot lounge is pending final approval from state ...

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Ex-IDC members pay $275,000, settling Sugarman suit

ALBANY — Eight former members of the state Senate’s defunct Independent Democratic Conference have paid $275,000 to settle allegations they took millions in unlawful campaign donations. The settlement was finalized July 9 between the senators — only two of whom ...

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