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Albany property tax abatement mistake

Albany property tax abatement mistake


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CDTA project creates confusion in Troy

CDTA project creates confusion in Troy


Waste Watchers: State pours millions into brand new rest area... again

Thruway Authority answers questions about repeated paving

Pain and Payments: Workers' comp at criminal youth centers

In Depth: One house bills

It's not all ground-breaking legislation inside the historic halls of the State Capitol. A lot of these would-be laws don't have a chance. 


In Depth: New York state's gas tax profits

New York state has one of the highest gas taxes in the nation. The money you pay at the pump is supposed to be helping to keep the state's road and bridges in good shape.


Workers afraid in youth detention facility, blame state policies

The state's worst criminals are watched over by corrections officers at maximum security prisons.  But if those murderers and armed robbers are minors, there's a whole new set of rules for controlling the ones on a rampage.
 


In Depth: SUNY Poly legal bills

As we await a trial date in the corruption case of former SUNY Poly President Alain Kaloyeros and seven others, NewsChannel 13 has been asking questions to find out how much money you have spent on this investigation.


In Depth: State senate committee meetings sparsely attended

Thanks to a little camera in a little conference room in Albany, NewsChannel 13 found out about how little happens at some state senate committee meetings.


Some say new Surface Pro tablets for NY State Assembly are wasteful

Some call it a modernization tool. Others call it a waste of taxpayer dollars. That's after lawmakers in the NY State Assembly received new Surface Pro tablets before going home this week.


In-Depth: Are public schools paying out for charter students out of district?

It's been an on-going battle between public school districts and the state, and it involves your tax dollars. Public schools have to share their money with charter schools.


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.


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Funeral director keeps promise of Thanksgiving dinner for 'Newspaper bandit'

Funeral director keeps promise of Thanksgiving dinner for 'Newspaper bandit'

Capital City Rescue Mission feeds more than 2,000 people on Thanksgiving

Capital City Rescue Mission feeds more than 2,000 people on Thanksgiving

Equinox volunteers cook up Thanksgiving dinner

Equinox volunteers cook up Thanksgiving dinner

Shoppers head out on Thanksgiving for early Black Friday deals

Shoppers head out on Thanksgiving for early Black Friday deals

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Macy's Thanksgiving parade revels on amid tight security

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Thousands of people take part in Troy Turkey Trot

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Police find scene of small plane crash, pilot dead

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Candlelight vigil held for Corinth fire victims

Hudson woman dies following Kinderhook crash

Hudson woman dies following Kinderhook crash

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