Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara

New York state Capitol
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The 2020 New York state legislative session is about to begin.

The South Mall Arterial in Albany
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A Capital Region State Assemblyman has proposed examining a new way to relieve the area’s congested roadways that cause headaches for drivers.

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara
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An upstate New York Assemblyman is joining with a state Senator on a proposal that would place a moratorium on the annexation of farmland for industrial use.

Employees of the former St. Clare's Hospital rally on the Million Dollar Staircase.
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Employees of the former St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady took their fight to get their pensions back to the state capitol today.

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A New York state Senate committee will hold public hearing on limo and bus safety Thursday — nearly seven months after a limo crash in Schoharie killed 20 people. 

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara
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A New York State Assemblyman is pushing for legislation intended to benefit those living with autism at local hospitals as budget negotiations continue at the state capitol in Albany.

Senator Jim Tedisco and Assemblyman Angelo Santabara with St. Clare's pensioners.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Lawmakers met with Bishop Ed Scharfenberger of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany at the capitol Friday in an effort to address the pension collapse involving the former St. Clare's Hospital.

General Electric Co.

General Electric says it’s laying off 200 hourly workers at its Schenectady plant that produces steam turbines for the company’s power unit.

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The Schenectady County Department of Environmental Health has lifted a boil water for Rotterdam. The town is among many municipalities dealing with infrastructure issues.

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Members of the Schenectady County community broke ground Tuesday on the new Mont Pleasant Public Library Branch.

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara with Citizens Against Local Landfills
Angelo Santabarbara

A New York state Assemblyman is calling for a moratorium on sewage sludge facilities in New York.

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Local officials and General Electric have announced what they tout as the largest and most ambitious municipal solar project to date in New York.


The New York state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced a new program this week to give inmates in state prisons free tablets.  Some area lawmakers oppose the plan.

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Two homes in Schenectady, New York have been demolished following a landslide Sunday morning that displaced nearly two dozen residents. Elsewhere in the Capital Region, officials in Cohoes scrambled to fix another water main break.  

Angelo Santabarbara

New York state officials are investigating extended delays in delivering propane to customers during the recent cold snap.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has taken the wraps off a new savings plan for disabled people that allows them to save money without affecting their eligibility for benefits.

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Heat or cool your home, or cut back on food and medicine? Area residents may be faced with that decision next spring.

New York state lawmakers and parent advocates gathered at a school district in Orange County Wednesday to promote a bill to ensure all students with disabilities participate in high school graduation ceremonies.