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Josh Jones, an Army veteran who served two tours in Iraq, takes a chemistry test at Paul Smiths College. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Josh Jones, an Army veteran who served two tours in Iraq, takes a chemistry test at Paul Smiths College. Photo: Mark Kurtz

New York gives tuition break to veterans

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is encouraging veterans to go back to school and making it easier for the families of service members who relocate to the state.  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo with Nir Barkat,  Mayor of Jerusaleml. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/14727719858/">New York Governor's Office</a>
Governor Cuomo with Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusaleml. Photo: New York Governor's Office

NY governor offers "total solidarity" for Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo is visiting Israel, where he is expressing "total solidarity" with the country in the month-long Gaza war.  Go to full article
Billy Easton, with Alliance for Quality Education, explains report showing schools are underfunded by billions of dollars. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Billy Easton, with Alliance for Quality Education, explains report showing schools are underfunded by billions of dollars. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Education advocates say use $4B surplus for schools

The state recently announced it projects a $4.2 billion surplus this year. Education funding advocates say it should be used to fully fund schools in New York, particularly those in the poorest areas.  Go to full article
Tappan Zee Bridge. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/josepha/4354183214/">Joseph A</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Tappan Zee Bridge. Photo: Joseph A, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY Authority OKs water funds for Tappan Zee Bridge

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use clean water funds to help pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge has been approved by a key state board.

The state Thruway Authority board voted Wednesday to accept the $256 million, five-year loan from the state's Environmental Facilities Corp. The Authority plans to request a second $256 million loan, perhaps next year.  Go to full article
Governor Andrew Cuomo. Photo:  Mark Kurtz
Governor Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Cuomo: campaign funds for criminal defense lawyer saves taxpayers money

Governor Cuomo is using money from his $35-million campaign war chest to pay for a criminal defense lawyer in a federal probe of his office. Critics say while it's legal to do so, it's not an appropriate use of campaign money.

Cuomo's hired prominent criminal defense attorney Elkan Abramowitz to represent his office during a federal investigation of the governor's ethics commission. US Attorney Preet Bharara is looking into whether some of the governor's top aides might have meddled in probes conducted by the commission when they came too close to Cuomo donors and associates.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/toby_d1/5545056888/">Pete Zarria</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Pete Zarria, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Cuomo keeping options open on use of surplus windfall

For the first time in several years, New York has a surplus of $3 to $4 billion. Governor Cuomo says he's still looking at options on how best to use it.  Go to full article

New York man charged with threatening President

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) A 30-year-old western New York man is charged with tweeting threats against President Barack Obama and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Brandon Correa of Rochester pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in federal court Tuesday after a federal grand jury indicted him on charges that include threatening the president.  Go to full article
The $4.2 billion budget surplus could help cover the cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/josepha/4354183214/">Joseph A</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The $4.2 billion budget surplus could help cover the cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Photo: Joseph A, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY looking at options for using $4.2B surplus

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's governor is studying the state's options for how to spend a $4.2 billion budget surplus.

The state says the windfall is the result of recent financial settlements with banks and insurance companies.  Go to full article
NY Sen. Liz Krueger, shown here at a public forum, sponsored the legislation. Photo: NYS Senate
NY Sen. Liz Krueger, shown here at a public forum, sponsored the legislation. Photo: NYS Senate

NY beefs up post-partum depression screening

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state is implementing new screening guidelines to help health care professionals recognize post-partum depression.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation intended to help doctors and nurses recognize the signs of depression in new mothers and get patients the care they need. The bill singles out pediatricians as playing a vital role in identifying depression in new mothers.  Go to full article
About half of the power comes from hydroelectric power plants. The Moses-Saunders power dam near Massena. Photo: New York Power Authority
About half of the power comes from hydroelectric power plants. The Moses-Saunders power dam near Massena. Photo: New York Power Authority

Cuomo: power subsidies to spur jobs in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is offering low-cost electricity to 26 companies that have agreed to create or retain jobs.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the latest round of energy subsidies on Monday. The 26 companies--along with three non-profit organizations--are expected to use the low-cost power to support more than 3,000 jobs.  Go to full article

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