NY urged to offer addiction treatment drugs in all prisons

A coalition of drug policy experts and advocates for inmates are urging New York lawmakers to require prisons and jails to provide medication-assisted treatment
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State Senate Democrats, Cuomo spar over Manhattan toll plan

Democrats who hold the majority in the New York Senate are balking at the details in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan for new tolls in Manhattan
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Cuomo: Expand insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a new insurance mandate that would expand coverage of in vitro fertilization and medically necessary therapies to preser
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Republican lawmakers unveil budget priorities for NY

Republican members of the New York state Assembly have unveiled their priorities for the state budget, focusing on issues GOP lawmakers say are most important t
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Ash loggers race against time before beetles get them all

Loggers are cutting down more ash trees this winter before a fast-spreading beetle kills them all
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Transit leaders to rally for support in Albany

The leaders of transit agencies around New York state are gathering in Albany to discuss the challenges facing mass transportation and to urge state leaders to
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High winds to lash New York through Monday

Authorities are waning New York residents to brace themselves for a night of dangerous winds
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Upstate NY fuel cell maker expands into Finger Lakes region

A fuel cell company based in suburban Albany is expanding its operations into the Finger Lakes region
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NY has ID cards for people with developmental disabilities

New York state is now issuing identity cards for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
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Wyoming district will open 1-student school next fall

A Wyoming school district plans to re-open an isolated school to serve a single student entering kindergarten this fall
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NY residents warned to prep for high winds starting Sunday

Authorities are warning New York residents to prepare for potentially damaging winds across much of the state this weekend
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Albany Great Danes to don throwback jerseys for 1 night

Albany Great Danes to don throwback jerseys for Feb. 23 men's basketball game against UMBC
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Lawmaker proposes study of NY splitting into 2 states

In New York state government news, the topic of splitting the state into separate upstate and downstate entities has popped up again at the Capitol
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5 Democratic governors head to DC to fight tax overhaul

The Democratic governors of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon and Illinois are teaming up to fight a provision in the 2017 federal tax overhaul
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NY to probe Facebook over report on personal data access

Authorities in New York state will investigate Facebook after The Wall Street Journal reported that the social media company harvests a large amount of personal
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Cuomo says losing Amazon HQ 'greatest tragedy' of his tenure

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Amazon's backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City is the "greatest tragedy" he has seen since he has
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US Rep Tonko to tour Schenectady redevelopment project

Congressman Paul Tonko is poised to get an up-close look at a project to redevelop a neighborhood in Schenectady
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Oregon housing squeeze sets stage for statewide rent control

Oregon is poised to become the first U.S. state to impose mandatory rent controls
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Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

Police say Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle
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NY pilot program would fund child care at community colleges

A proposal from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would provide on-campus child care for single parents attending community college
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New penalties for assaulting airport, road workers sought

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there should be higher penalties for assaulting airport, highway and transit workers while they're on the job
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Summer camp at NY state park being upgraded for Bronx youths

Construction has begun at a state park in the Hudson Valley where a youth summer camp will be named for a New York City teenager killed in a suspected gang atta
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After Amazon flop, NY lawmakers rethink corporate subsidies

Some New York lawmakers are proposing a ban on subsidies for particular companies in the wake of Amazon's decision not to build a new campus in Queens
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31 NY airports splitting $23.6M from state for upgrades

More than two dozen airports statewide are splitting $23.6 million in infrastructure funding provided by New York state
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