Mar 26, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York lawmakers have approved a bill that would enter the state in an interstate agreement to award its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote.
The National Popular Vote agreement is triggered when 270 electoral votes are reached, enough to give the states who signed the compact a majority of the electoral votes. Go to full article
Mar 26, 2014 — STOCKHOLM, N.Y. (AP) State police say bodies dug up behind a mobile home in northern New York have been identified as a missing couple in their 80s.
Police say the bodies of Alvin and Betty Babcock were found buried in concrete-lined boxes on their property in the St. Lawrence County town of Stockholm, about 10 miles south of the Canadian border. Go to full article
Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders at a Veterans and Military Families Summit last week announced an agreement on legislation to award six percent of state contracts to service-disabled veteran owned small businesses. Photo: Office of Gov. Cuomo
Mar 26, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York Legislature has approved a goal of 6 percent state contracting with companies owned by service-disabled veterans.
The bill passed by the Senate and Assembly creates a state procurement unit to develop and coordinate a statewide plan that promotes contracting by state agencies with those companies. Go to full article
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. Photo: Maryland GovPics, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Mar 26, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state is getting more than $28 million from the federal government to fund fish and wildlife conservation and recreation projects.
That's the Empire State's share of the nearly $1.1 billion in excise tax revenues paid by sportsmen and sportswomen that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute to state fish and wildlife agencies nationwide. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the funding Tuesday. Go to full article
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Mar 25, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York officials are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to update a contingency plan for dealing with oil spills, in light of the rapid expansion of rail shipments of crude oil from North Dakota.
State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens sent a letter Monday to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. He said under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, EPA is responsible for creating Inland Area Contingency Plans to improve preparedness for oil spills. Go to full article