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Apr 17, 2014 at 1:09 PM EST
Sales-tax revenue dropped in 27 counties in the first quarter of the year, raising concerns among local governments that their budgets will be increasingly strained.
Nov 14, 2013 at 1:10 PM EST
About 11,000 upstate New York homeowners would avert increases in their flood insurance premiums under bipartisan legislation introduced in Congress last month, according to Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer.
Oct 17, 2013 at 12:57 PM EST
Sales-tax revenue for state and local governments was up 5.5 percent from January through September compared to the same period in 2012, with surges in sales in areas hit by Superstorm Sandy in the New York City area.
Sep 11, 2013 at 11:04 AM EST
Tropical Storm Gabrielle is slamming Bermuda with strong gusts of wind and heavy rain while Humberto becomes the first named hurricane of the Atlantic season, churning just west of Cape Verde.
Sep 10, 2013 at 2:14 PM EST
Tropical Storm Gabrielle is heading north in the western Atlantic ocean and Tropical Storm Humberto is expected to turn into a hurricane by the end of the day.
Sep 6, 2013 at 2:16 PM EST
By Joseph Spector

Albany Bureau Chief

ALBANY Attendance at New York's 214 parks and historic sites dipped slightly this spring and summer compared to 2012, attributable mainly to long stretches of rain around Memorial Day.

Sep 3, 2013 at 1:53 PM EST
September 10th is the peak for hurricane season and forecasters expect tropical activity to intensify soon.
Aug 16, 2013 at 2:05 PM EST
Tropical Storm Erin weakens to depression while the weather system in the Gulf of Mexico has a high chance of becoming a tropical storm.
Aug 15, 2013 at 11:06 AM EST
Tropical Depression 5 has strengthened to Tropical Storm Erin and is out in the far-east Atlantic Ocean. Forecasters have issued a tropical storm warning for the southern Cape Verde Islands.
Jul 29, 2013 at 1:19 PM EST
The Hawaiian islands are bracing for Tropical Storm Flossie on Monday and Tuesday. But the storm will bring much needed rain to the islands.
Jul 29, 2013 at 10:50 AM EST
Tropical Storm Dorian is becoming less organized as it moves across the Atlantic, far from land.
Jul 29, 2013 at 6:55 AM EST
The National Hurricane Center has given the remnants of Tropical Storm Dorian a 40% chance of re-development.
Jul 26, 2013 at 6:39 AM EST
Forecasters say Tropical Storm Dorian is moving across the eastern Atlantic and remains far from land.
Jul 12, 2013 at 12:52 PM EST

By Jessica Bakeman

Albany Bureau

ALBANY Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed several dozen bills Friday, including one to streamline emergency management.

Cuomo has until the end of Saturday to sign or veto a total of 64 bills...
Jul 10, 2013 at 1:18 PM EST
Tropical Storm Chantal is threatening to turn into a hurricane as it churns toward Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where it's expected to strike by this afternoon.