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This week, Daniel McCoy, the Albany County executive, signed into law an extension of the mortgage-recording tax.

ALBANY COUNTY — Democratic incumbent Assemblywoman Patricia A. Fahy bested her two rivals by a wide margin on Tuesday.

The blue wave that gave Democrats control of the State Senate did not lift all boats.

Republican George Amedore won a third term representing the 46th Senate District. He bested his Democratic opponent, Pat Courtney Strong, a newcomer to politics, with 55 percent of the vote.

Settlement money from the nation’s largest banks over misconduct that contributed to the housing crisis is being given to land banks across the state to revitalize communities with blighted or abandoned properties.

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The implementation of Raise the Age legislation means 16- and 17-year-olds will no longer be tried as adults. But should a young person deemed an “adolescent offender” be detained while awaiting trial, they may only be sent to one of eight facilities in the state.

Three Capital Region BOCES adult-education students were honored as New York Association for Continuing and Community Education Students of the Year.

The 2018 New York Clean Energy Industry Report , released this month by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, shows that over 151,000 workers are now employed

Chris Tague

After a close election in April, Schoharie Republican Chris Tague won the race to represent the 102nd Assembly District after Republican Peter Lopez stepped down. His Democratic opponent, Aidan O’Connor, is again challenging him in the November election.

Angelo Santabarbara

Angelo Santabarbara, a Democrat who has represented the 111th Assembly District since its creation, is being challenged by a Republican Schenectady County legislator, Brian McGarry, who said he is looking to win the rural portions of a district that runs from Montgomery County, to Schenectady County, and to the Hilltowns.

An update to Albany County’s Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan seeks to protect farmers, their land, and the crops and livestock they produce.

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