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NEW YORK — Gov. Kathy Hochul called State University of New York Board of Trustees Chairwoman Merryl H. Tisch on Wednesday night pressing for SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras’ removal from office amid mounting calls for his resignation after text messages released last week showed he mocked the …

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WASHINGTON — Former U.S. senator Robert Dole, who overcame the hardships of dust bowl Kansas during the Depression and devastating injuries in World War II to run three times for the presidency and serve more than a decade as the Senate Republican leader, died Dec. 5 at 98.

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ALBANY — The state has enough resources to reach about half of its legislated climate goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through 2050, energy officials said Monday, as lawmakers pressed them on clean energy’s anticipated cost to taxpayers to address climate change.

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Advocates and prison staff continue to clash over the catalyst stoking spiking violent assaults in state facilities, increasing pressure on officials to take action after correction department leaders threatened incarcerated New Yorkers with additional consequences this week to curb assaults.

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ALBANY — The state Health Department can limit non-essential, elective hospital procedures under New York’s new state of emergency that returned Friday as new COVID-19 infections reach transmission levels from the early days of the pandemic and global health officials identified a new highly…

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Federal and state leaders praised President Joe Biden’s decision Tuesday to tap millions of gallons of fuel from the national reserve to lower energy prices as the leading Republican nominee in the 2022 gubernatorial race started a lengthy tour demanding the governor take action to further r…

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A new report from the office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has shed light on the statewide numbers derived from the 2020 U.S. census.

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HUDSON — After public advocate Jumaane Williams announced his run for governor Tuesday, Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson and Common Council Majority Leader Tiffany Garriga declared their endorsement Friday.

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New York will receive at least $27 billion to resuscitate its aging infrastructure, and millions of dollars to bridge the digital divide plaguing upstate, rural communities and low-income New Yorkers as part of the federal infrastructure package signed into law this week, officials said Wednesday.

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NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado held a town hall Tuesday to discuss the recently passed $1.2 trillion infrastructure package.

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HUDSON — The Common Council will decide who will fill the second seat in the 3rd Ward, Common Council President Tom DePietro said Tuesday.

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HAINES FALLS — A deeply admired couple from Hunter has been honored by State Sen. Michelle Hinchey in a ceremony recognizing their years of community service.

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Candidates from both major political parties officially launched their bids Monday to run for state attorney general in 2022, joining a New York City attorney vying for the Republican nominee.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., blasted state Republican leaders for campaigning, and succeeding, in helping to defeat three Election Day propositions to change the state Constitution to eliminate voter registration deadlines, allow no-excuse absentee ballots and alter the state’s process t…

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CATSKILL — The Republican Party retained control over the Greene County Legislature in Tuesday’s elections, highlighted by a clean sweep of all four seats in District 1 Catskill.

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CAIRO — Republican Town Councilman Jason Watts emerged victorious over Democratic candidate Ted Banta in a runaway race Tuesday to earn a two-year term as town supervisor.

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NEW YORK — The state’s paid family leave program was expanded Monday to care for a sibling with a serious health condition on the heels of lawmakers in Washington cutting paid family and sick leave from a $1.85 trillion federal spending bill.

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Seven weeks after declaring his candidacy, Republican Kyle Van De Water is no longer looking to challenge U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, in 2022 in an attempt to flip the district.

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ALBANY — The person who leaked a confidential vote to investigate a convicted state official in 2019 remains on the commission responsible for enforcing New York’s ethics laws, a former commissioner testified Wednesday.

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HARLEM — Gov. Kathy Hochul and state Sen. Brian Benjamin stood with their hands clasped in solidarity Thursday, calling themselves partners, to mark the Manhattan senator’s selection as the state’s next lieutenant governor.

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ALBANY — The door slammed shut Tuesday on Albany’s traditional practice of deciding significant state policy with “three men in a room.”

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ALBANY — Gov. Kathleen Courtney “Kathy” Hochul vowed to change the culture in Albany and deepen relationships with legislative leaders Tuesday for her ceremonial swearing in as New York’s 57th governor and first female to lead the state.

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ALBANY — With confidence and steely determination, Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed to fight for New Yorkers in her inaugural address Tuesday.

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Two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s leading influential allies sustained political fallout Monday for allegedly helping the governor and his administration attempt to discredit one of the 11 women who accused him of sexual harassment and misconduct.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned Tuesday in wake of the state attorney general’s damning report he sexually harassed at least 11 women and fostered a toxic culture in the Executive Chamber, and the Assembly’s swift aim to impeach him within the coming weeks.

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ALBANY — The Assembly Judiciary Committee spearheading a scandal-laden impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo will solidify a more detailed timeline Monday of how long the five-month probe will continue.

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ALBANY — The Assembly Judiciary Committee spearheading a scandal-laden impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo will tap experts to testify about the inquiry in public hearings in coming weeks as the five-month probe races to a conclusion.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s attorneys Friday called for transcripts related to state Attorney General Letitia James’s report confirming he sexually harassed multiple current and former female staffers, saying they were never given an opportunity to respond to several damning inaccuracies.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo was trying to help a young female aide and survivor of sexual assault by asking her personal and sexual questions, he said Tuesday, while continuing to deny multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct confirmed in a state attorney general report.

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New York lawmakers in the state Assembly will work swiftly to complete the chamber’s months-long impeachment probe to remove Gov. Andrew Cuomo from office, legislators said, as the state and nation’s top political leaders renewed calls for the scandal-embroiled governor to resign.

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The majority of New Yorkers want Gov. Andrew Cuomo out of office, according to a Marist poll released Wednesday, showing his re-election prospects are bleak on the heels of a damning report from the state Attorney General’s Office confirming Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 current or for…

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ALBANY — New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an independent investigation found Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women.

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ALBANY — New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an independent investigation found Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo was trying to help a young female aide and survivor of sexual assault by asking her personal and sexual questions, he said Tuesday, while continuing to deny multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct confirmed in a state attorney general report.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, violating state and federal law, and harbored a workplace environment that was toxic and abusive, according to a report by the state attorney general’s office released Tuesday.

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ALBANY — An attorney representing Gov. Andrew Cuomo clapped back Thursday at the assemblyman leading the Legislature’s impeachment investigation into the scandal-entangled governor, citing executive staff’s First Amendment rights to free speech.

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New campaign finance records show Rep. Elise M. Stefanik has again massively outraised her opposition in the race for the NY-21 House of Representatives seat.

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ALBANY — A series of bills became law as the weekend began to make casting a ballot in state or local elections easier and more accessible for all New Yorkers.