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color:#333333">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legislation introduced in the New York State Senate and Assembly would prohibit the state's pension fund from investing in big oil, gas or coal companies.


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  An engineer who served as an undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Energy during the Obama administration has been named the next leader of New York State's public university system.

The State University of New York says its board of trustees approved  Kristina  Johnson's appointment as SUNY chancellor Monday afternoon. Her selection was first reported by The New York Times early Monday.

She'll replace Nancy Zimpher, who has overseen the nation's largest public university system for the past eight years.

color:#333333">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo reports earning $400,000 on his federal tax return for 2016.


(AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo's main economic development engine for New York no longer has a provision that requires participating businesses to report how many jobs they've created. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would be the first state to make tuition at public colleges and universities free for middle-class students under a state budget set for passage in Albany.

The plan crafted by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo would apply to any New York student whose family has an annual income of $125,000 or less. To qualify the student would have to meet certain class load and grade point average restrictions, and room and board would not be covered.

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