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Pork lives in Albany, but it’s on its last legs -- at least in its traditional form. Democrats in the state Assembly are awaiting final approval to allocate about $16.6 million in old, unspent member-item grants dating back to 2003, which are...

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The New York state Education Department released the 2014-15 test scores for students in grades three to eight for English language arts (ELA) and math. For the third year, the tests students took were based on a new, more challenging...

State lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo quietly stashed away $1.2 billion for pet projects, and they are starting to spend it – on hometown initiatives, including in the Hudson Valley, Southern Tier and western New York. All told, $187 million...

State lawmakers receive millions of dollars a year in reimbursements for travel and daily stipends for every day they are at the state Capitol. The amount of the per diems are set by federal law, but it's the lawmakers themselves who report how...

The STAR Rebate plan passed by the state Legislature in 2016 will provide a check for $130 for eligible STAR and Enhanced STAR recipients downstate, and $185 upstate. From 2017 to 2019, the checks will be a percentage of your annual STAR...

Municipalities in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties have a mixed history when it comes to abiding by the tax cap. Below is how they have voted when residents have been asked whether to override the cap.

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Read details of animal bites and wildlife encounters in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam in the table below.

Below are proposed premium rate adjustments for 2016 according to the Department of Financial Services. Requests include health plans sold to individuals and small groups, including on the Affordable Care Act state-run marketplace here: New...

The overuse of costly cardiac exams and surgeries has resulted in the investigation of more fraud cases involving multi-million dollar settlements, figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General shows...

Coronary stent procedures’ cost can vary widely among hospitals, but Medicare generally pays at least $15,000 per treatment, according to an analysis of 2012 federal data by The Journal News.

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New York’s nearly 700 school districts are proposing an average spending increase of 1.9 percent and a tax levy increase of 1.6 percent as they go out for a public vote on May 19, according to records released by the state Education Department....

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