Albany

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Democrats had hoped to make inroads into the state Senate, but preliminary results show the Republicans gaining one seat to hold a razor thin 32-seat majority.

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If the New York State Senate is controlled by Democrats after the election, there could be some differences over taxing and spending policies. Many Democrats favor extending an income tax surcharge on millionaires when it expires next spring.

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There’s a greater chance than ever that the Senate could be dominated by Democrats after the November 8 election. Many issues stalled in the Republican-led Senate for years would now have a possibility of passing.

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The beleaguered head of SUNY’s Polytechnic Institute, Alain Kaloyeros, formally resigned from his post today, after being placed on leave without pay following criminal charges from state and federal officials.

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Speaking at a panel on corruption in state government at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara took a shot at some of Governor Andrew Cuomo's actions. Without mentioning Cuomo by name, Bharara seemed to criticize the governor’s actions. 

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