Albany County Legislature Chairman Andrew Joyce

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The Albany County Legislature has defeated a bill that would have mandated paid sick leave.

NYACS President Jim Calvin in Latham.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A proposed ban on retail sales of flavored tobacco and electronic cigarette products in Albany County is being challenged by convenience store owners.

Albany County Legislature Meeting (May 13, 2019), Chair Andrew Joyce (D) presiding...
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Monday night, the Albany County Legislature approved a law that creates a new independent redistricting process.

Many Albany County legislators attended County Executive Dan McCoy's “State of the County” address last week. They're riding the wave of optimism McCoy projected during his speech.

Composite photo by Dave Lucas / WAMC

Albany County is strong, leading all New York counties when it comes to innovation and development. That’s according to County Executive Dan McCoy, who delivered his State of the County address Thursday night.

A cell tower near the NYS Thruway in uptown Albany.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Officials say cellular telephone network infrastructure that supports 911 emergency calls is inadequate in some parts of Albany County.

It's business as usual Monday morning at the South Pearl Street DMV office in Albany.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

In September, word came that the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles on South Pearl Street was moving out of downtown Albany, forced to vacate the county-owned building by October 31st to make way for county agencies, including the Board of Elections. But,  nearly a week into November, the DMV is still open for business.

Ferris Coin Co., of Albany, N.Y., commissioned the limited run of silver coin-shaped “medals” which will be available in June and will go on pre-sale shortly.
Ferris Coin

Today was the 100th anniversary of distinguished war veteran Henry Johnson's heroics in battle in France. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was in Albany’s Washington Park as officials remembered the native Medal of Honor winner.

Activists representing various groups including Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration demonstrated against a speech by former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Activists rallied Wednesday outside the Albany Capital Center, protesting a controversial former sheriff's appearance there.

Albany County Legislature Chair Andrew Joyce
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New leadership came to the Albany County Legislature in January when Andrew Joyce was elected chairman, a seat his father held a quarter of a century earlier. 

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The Albany County Legislature voted unanimously on Monday to recognize its first Legislative Black Caucus.