Barack Obama addressed Congress about the need to adopt his healthcare plan.
In Syracuse, Vice President Joe Biden said college education is a "big deal."
Biden wore a blue and orange tie.
The State Senate won't have the votes, it would seem, to pass a permit parking program for Albany or do other controversial things.
Like ethics enforcement, where two bills will be considered.
And a program incentivizing home improvements for energy efficiency, for which Republican are balking.
Richard Ravitch remains in limbo.
Capital Region Republican county chairs switched their support from Henry Wojtaszek to Ed Cox.
New York will start putting five-cent deposits on water bottles next month.
Facing criticism, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown shot back.
James Tuffey, the ex-police chief of Albany, has found a job working security for a construction firm closely tied to the mayor.
The Times Union endorsed insurgent candidates for city treasurer and auditor.
Tom DiNapoli was in the North Country to tout in-state investments.
The News is mad that straphangers weren't warned transportation would be rerouted for Barack Obama's visit.
A poll found 31 percent of voters don't know who to vote for in place of Representative John McHugh.
The Democratic candidate, Bill Owens, doesn't like being categorized as keeping a low profile.
The M.T.A. wants to annul its labor contract with transit workers.
Representative Paul Tonko's first bill, to research wind energy, passed.
Business groups are lobbying against tax increases.
Both Representative Eric Massa and his Republican challenger Tom Reed were encouraged by Obama's speech.
Warren County's budget deficit is worse than expected.
And below, here's State Senator Eric Schneiderman promoting the "green jobs, green homes" bill: