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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: 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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Pressure to limit opioid prescriptions gains steam

Pressure to limit opioid prescriptions gains steam

Florida shooting victims to be remembered in Troy

Florida shooting victims to be remembered in Troy

Albany Union president: Arming teachers 'Just doesn't make sense'

Albany Union president: Arming teachers 'Just doesn't make sense'

Emergency workers continue watchful eye for possible flooding

Emergency workers continue watchful eye for possible flooding

Saratoga Springs seeks help with parking; paid system possible

Saratoga Springs seeks help with parking; paid system possible

Moreau fire leaves 16 people homeless

Moreau fire leaves 16 people homeless

4 governors join forces on gun safety, pledge to share intel

4 governors join forces on gun safety, pledge to share intel

Trump comments points to deep divisions over arming teachers

Donald Trump, Carson Abt, Frederick Abt, Ariana Klein

Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

Donald Trump

Albany police detective loses cancer battle

Kevin Meehan

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