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Fiscal watchdog group accuses lawmakers of creating slush fund

The Empire Center said the Cuomo administration and lawmakers secretly stashed away $1.1 billion in a slush fund. The watchdog group said it's borrowed money and the approved projects are a pork-barrel wish list across the state.

  • Thousands expected at Albany education rally on Wednesday

    Expect some traffic headaches Wednesday morning in Albany. Thousands of people are expected to converge on the state Capitol for several events including a large education rally.

  • 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.


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