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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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Search underway for missing elderly man at Thacher Park

Search underway for missing elderly man at Thacher Park

Two more suspects arrested in murder of 95-year-old Washington County woman

Gordon Twiss and David Twiss

Crews battle fire in East Schodack

Crews battle fire in East Schodack

Suspect in Mechanicville pleads guilty to murder

Nikolai Mavashev, 20, appears in court to plead guilty to killing David Feliciano.

Ex-Trump campaign aide agrees to guilty plea in Russia probe

Rick Gates

Trump upbeat on meeting with Australian PM

President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shake hands during a news conference at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

Closing arguments in ex-Cuomo aide trial could be next week

Closing arguments in ex-Cuomo aide trial could be next week

Fire hits Wendy's in Colonie

Fire hits Wendy's in Colonie

Manhole cover explodes in Schenectady

Manhole cover explodes in Schenectady

Body found in Glens Falls believed to be missing teen

Trevor Ellsworth

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