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Karen DeWitt

Lobbying for and against the minimum wage is intensifying at the State Capitol, with just over two weeks to go until the budget deadline.

Union workers gathered at a rally outside the State Capitol, where the main speaker was Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“We’re going to get a $15 minimum wage passed!” Cuomo shouted.

N.Y. tax cap pinch causing concern

Feb 10, 2016

Local governments and schools say they are struggling over a property tax cap that will allow what amounts to a 0 percent increase in tax levies in the coming year.

But Gov. Andrew Cuomo says they’ll likely have to stick with those rules.

Albany not ready for crude oil accident + video report

May 19, 2014
black oil tanker train behind playground
Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

Albany County officials have recently tried to reassure the public over concerns about the crude oil trains that travel through the city. Officials have acknowledged that the trains pose a significant risk but they also admit that depending on the nature of an accident, there’s little they can do.

A recent Common Council meeting at the Albany Public Housing Authority tried to address residents’ fears and concerns.

The steady drum beat of scandal after scandal in the New York State legislature has led many to wonder whether lawmakers can focus on passing any major bills by the end of the session, which is fast approaching. As Karen DeWitt reports, the legislature returns Wednesday and has just four work weeks to act on items ranging from campaign finance reform to abortion rights, to economic development plans.

Marie Cusick / WMHT

As New York sorts out how to spend millions of federal dollars for railroad upgrades, officials in Albany and Rensselaer are hoping some of that money can help restore a pedestrian and bike pathway over the Hudson River to reconnect the two cities.

The Livingston Avenue Bridge is over 100 years old. It can still carry trains over the river, but it's nearing the end of its life, and its pedestrian walkway has been closed since the mid 1980's.

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