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'The Big Lovely': State lawmakers reach deal to end session

Lawmakers in Albany have reached a final deal to bring the legislative session to a close. Governor Andrew Cuomo and state leaders held a news conference late Thursday afternoon to announce the deal.

  • Snow disappears from state Capitol lawn

    There's one lawn in Albany not covered by snow -- the state Capitol. Apparently, state crews have been hard at work, clearing the east Capitol lawn of all the snow we've seen so far this winter.

  • The cost of closing a prison

    NewsChannel 13 has received a long-awaited response from the Department Of Corrections and Community Supervision. It's regarding taxpayer money spent to pay employees long after the inmates were gone from Mount McGregor State Prison.

  • Investigating the cost of security on Cuomo's Israel trip

    When Governor Cuomo traveled to Israel on his recent Unity Tour, his office said the trip was funded by campaign cash. Last week NewsChannel 13 learned that the state police detail that was traveling with the governor's entourage was paid for with tax dollars but state police won't say how much.

  • Report shows increase in state overtime

    State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli issued a report on Monday about overtime hours and overtime pay. The report says state agencies spent more than $316 million on overtime in the first six months of the year.

  • Survey: Schumer flights costs more than any other senator

    Sen. Charles Schumer ranks ahead of all other U.S. senators in tax dollars spent on charter plane flights last year. “USA Today” released its analysis of senate spending records compiled by the non-partisan Sunlight Foundation.


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