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

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


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Thruway Authority answers questions about repeated paving

Thruway Authority answers questions about repeated paving


Pain and Payments: Workers' comp at criminal youth centers

In Depth: One house bills

In Depth: New York state's gas tax profits

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.


Schoharie County continues search to replace flooded out jail

Plans to build a new jail on a piece of farmland in Schoharie have been scrapped. That means the county has to start all over again, and continue shuttling inmates to Albany County Jail, which is costing a lot of money. 


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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Re-arrested Green Island sex offender active on Facebook

Re-arrested Green Island sex offender active on Facebook

Resolution passed banning Log Bay Day party on Lake George

Resolution passed banning Log Bay Day party on Lake George

Cheers, whoops for McCain's return, then impassioned speech

Cheers, whoops for McCain's return, then impassioned speech

Albany County Sheriff adds carbon monoxide detectors to Ford Explorers

Albany County Sheriff adds carbon monoxide detectors to Ford Explorers

Man, woman found dead in Pittsfield home

Man, woman found dead in Pittsfield home

Schuylerville man accused of trying to have sex with underage child

Schuylerville man accused of trying to have sex with underage child

National Grid holding public hearings on proposed price increases

National Grid holding public hearings on proposed price increases

Legislation bans e-cigarettes on school grounds

Legislation bans e-cigarettes on school grounds

Vermont reaches deal to run water lines to homes with PFOA

Vermont reaches deal to run water lines to homes with PFOA

Neglected dog making great progress in recovery

Neglected dog making great progress in recovery

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