Albany, NY, Jun 14, 2010 — New York state government may not shut down this week after all. Governor David Paterson is cautiously optimistic that the Legislature will approve his weekly emergency spending bill being put up for a vote today. If lawmakers reject the bill, state government would have to shut down services. The governor and legislative leaders talked through the weekend in an effort to agree on a budget that's already nearly two-and-a-half months late. Martha Foley checks in with Albany reporter Karen DeWitt to see where things stand as another week begins.
(03/12/2014) Hundreds of prison guards, many from the North Country, rallied yesterday outside the Capitol in Albany, demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo cancel a plan to mothball four state prisons in July.