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The Republican minority of the Albany County Legislature is sounding an alarm over a new health insurance benefit.

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

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Monday night, the Albany County Legislature approved a law that creates a new independent redistricting process.

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A local law that would create an independent redistricting process is scheduled to be voted on tonight by the Albany County Legislature.  Local Law O seeks to create a non-partisan, independent redistricting process in Albany County following the next federal census in 2020.

Under the measure, styrofoam cups, plates and containers would be banned citywide.
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The Albany County Legislature is holding a public hearing tonight on whether or not to ban polystyrene packaging.

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Voters in the Albany area will decide a variety of city and county races Tuesday. 

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Voters in Albany County's biggest town have a choice to make on Election Day: stick with Supervisor Paula Mahan for a sixth term, or back Republican challenger Frank Mauriello. Yesterday, we heard from Democrat Paula Mahan. Today, WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas speaks with  Mauriello, the Albany County Legislature Minority Leader, who has deep roots in Colonie.